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How to get rid of facial palsy?

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Dr. James Sidman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery - Pediatric
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on timing

First your doctor needs to determine the cause of the paralysis.
If it is from a virus, then just wait. Almost all of these will go away on their own. If there is some other problem such as a tumor, it needs to be taken care of first. If the palsy lasts more than 1 year, see a facial plastic surgeon to discuss options for making the face work properly. There are some very good options.

In brief: Depends on timing

First your doctor needs to determine the cause of the paralysis.
If it is from a virus, then just wait. Almost all of these will go away on their own. If there is some other problem such as a tumor, it needs to be taken care of first. If the palsy lasts more than 1 year, see a facial plastic surgeon to discuss options for making the face work properly. There are some very good options.
Dr. James Sidman
Dr. James Sidman
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Dr. Stephen Rothstein
if it just started steroids are given. If it has just started check it out today
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology

In brief: Depends...

...On the cause, which your doctor will help you determine.
Most of the time, however, palsies must be allowed to resolve on their own.

In brief: Depends...

...On the cause, which your doctor will help you determine.
Most of the time, however, palsies must be allowed to resolve on their own.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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