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katka: Hi, thank you for the comment. However, there is often no cause to be found. Swelling or drooping on one side of the face. How does Ramsay Hunt syndrome compare with Bell’s palsy? There have been a number of clinical trials in the last 10 years on the treatment of Bell’s palsy. Bell’s palsy is a sudden or rapid onset facial paralysis or weakness which develops over hours to a day or two. The condition is not contagious.

The irritated nerve does not send normal signals to the muscles on one side of the face. Viral infection, bacterial infection, mechanical compression, and other factors can all impact the functioning of the facial nerve, but each cause requires a different treatment strategy for the best results. If infection is the cause, then an antibiotic to fight bacteria (as in middle ear infections) or antiviral agents (to fight syndromes caused by viruses like herpes zoster (Ramsay Hunt Syndrome) may be used. The facial muscles will often sag or droop so your face feels stiff. Signals from the complex array of nerves to the various muscles instruct the muscles to move in combinations as well as individually. I also take pain meds and muscle relaxants daily for the pain and spasms. Often, tinnitus is accompanied by a partial loss of hearing.

I read in several places that it’s not necessary to call an ambulance, so I threw that notion out the window. People may feel pain behind the ear, then one side of the face may become weak or completely paralyzed, and they may be unable to taste with the front of the tongue on the affected side. I had wondered about Sarcoidosis myself after reading your posts last night, although the info seems to indicate that typically it affects both sides of the face. Here is my end-of-week-8, month two Bell’s palsy update. Typically, the first sign of this disorder is the inability to close one eye or smile on one side of the face. Inability to close the eyelid on the affected side and watering of the eye. I also noticed a tinny/muted sound to my ear on the bells side.

Bell’s palsy is a weakness acquired from one side of the face. I have a slight headache in the morning, but the weather is great and the hike at Usery Pass is a lot of fun. Headache of ICH without a history of trauma is rare in children and adolescents, but the incidence increases with age, especially in persons over 50 years old or in someone who is being treated with anticoagulation therapy. • Vaginal shingles – goes into the inner vaginal walls and inflames the nerves there. What this means is that facial weakness or paralysis is attributed to Bell’s palsy ONLY after all other possible causes are considered and eliminated. This will result in paralysis on half of the face. Testing may be helpful to ascertain the extent of damage to the 8th nerve, in persons with dizziness or hearing loss.

See my previous email about the tyoe and amount. Although there are not many articles in the research literature linking tinnitus with either ordinary headaches or migraines, one can imagine several ways the two disorders could be linked. Bell’s palsy is when there is paralysis of the facial nerves. Teixeira, L. Valacyclovir and famciclovir were as acyclovir to be more effective pain tested reducing healing injury and safety profile comparable risk. Some of the symptoms of internal shingles can be very dangerous and can cause severe complications to the body. My eye was patched throughout whole day.

She says she used to hold a mirror to her face to reflect her good side and see what a full smile would look like. I wrinkled my forehead, but the right side remained smooth. No issues with feet or hands. When she 1st had the Bell’s Palsy they too, gave her prednisone, which we later found out is not a good thing if the person has Lyme Disease. At times our immune system becomes depressed and is less able to fight off infection. They did however do a cat scan and the brain was normal and normal blood flow, thank god for that. Such is the case with Bell’s palsy.

Just guesses on my part. When I touch the area behind my ear then it is painful. While 80 percent of individuals recover from Bell’s palsy within a short amount of time, the remainder do not. This can occur as a result of injury, infection, degenerative disease, or other diseases of the central nervous system, and can affect one or both sides of the body in the fingers, hands, arms, legs, trunk, mouth, tongue, or eyes, including sensation… Doc said shingles or herpes? I live in Minnesota and my insurance has denied a replacement twice forcing me to seek supports to pay for new processors through a GoFundMe.

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