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How should I prepare to be tested for bell's palsy?
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Dr. William Betts
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Bell's Palsy
Most resolve within 1 - 2 months.
Treatment is usually corticosteroids and +/- treatment with an anti-viral, acyclovir. There are no good operative treatments.

In brief: Bell's Palsy
Most resolve within 1 - 2 months.
Treatment is usually corticosteroids and +/- treatment with an anti-viral, acyclovir. There are no good operative treatments.
Dr. William Betts
Dr. William Betts
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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Few tests
Usually facial nerve paralysis is pretty obvious.
Bells palsy is a type of facial paralysis caused by viral inflammation of the facial nerve. Testing is done to look for other possible causes of paralysis that are treated differently such as a blood test for lyme disease or other tick borne illnesses or an MRI to look for possible growths pressing on the facial nerve.

In brief: Few tests
Usually facial nerve paralysis is pretty obvious.
Bells palsy is a type of facial paralysis caused by viral inflammation of the facial nerve. Testing is done to look for other possible causes of paralysis that are treated differently such as a blood test for lyme disease or other tick borne illnesses or an MRI to look for possible growths pressing on the facial nerve.
Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
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