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Re: bells palsey

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Posted by kris g. on June 12, 2000 at 19:17:00:

In Reply to: Re: bells palsey posted by Maria on October 02, 1999 at 03:06:11:

: : : : : I woke up two days ago and the right side of my face no longer worked. I went to my family doctor and he informed me it was bells palsey, and the only thing i can do is exercise my face and hope the muscle function will return. What is it? what caused it? And what can I do about it?

: : : : Hi, This is usually due to a virus and the virus causes swelling of some tissues that compresses the nerve to the face. The treatment is to decrease the swelling and take away the inflammation. Hyperbaric oxygen treatments can relieve the problem if you get at it immediately.

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: : : : What causes the virus? My boyfriend was just diagnosed with Bells Palsey and was prescribed steroids. He was told he should (could) regain most or all of his facial muscle control in approximately 2 - 3 weeks. I am concerned. What else can we do? Can this be caused by stress?

: : Hi, I also have diagnosed with Bells Palsey, one week ago, and have recieved the same above information. I was prescribed Prednizone (steriod) within one day of being affliced and it has helped significantly. I've been told that early diagnosis and early treatment is very important. I have not, however, been adviserd to exercise my facial muscles but I have done so as I assumed that it dwould help. The most important warning that I have been given is to make sure that you kep your eye lubricated. If your eye is not closing properly then taping it shut at night is very important. Preventing damage to the eye is very critical.

: Ithink that I might have Bells Palsey and Im just wondering if anyone knows if it could be caused by delivering a baby and if so who should i contact to get treatment? My ob/gyn or a general practitioner?

::::I also have Bells Palsey. I noticed that my face was becoming numb and kind of stinging the first day . My ear was stopped up as if I had water in it. Later that day I felt as if I had an ear infection, and the numbness was getting worse. My mother noticed that my mouth was drooping and when I would blink my eyes the right one did not close all the way. I went to the doctor and all he told us was that it was an inflamation of the nerve that runs above the ear into the face. He said it may take 2weeks to 6 months for the symptoms to go away. I am also taking prednisone and an antibiotic for the ear infection. This is very hard to deal with. I feel like someone who has had a stroke.

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