Bell’s Palsy – Arkansas Center for Ear Nose Nose Throat Allergy and Hearing

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This is because a tiny muscle in the ear may stop working. This is because a tiny muscle in the ear may stop working. This is because a tiny muscle in the ear may stop working. This is because a tiny muscle in the ear may stop working. This is because a tiny muscle in the ear may stop working. This is because a tiny muscle in the ear may stop working. This is because a tiny muscle in the ear may stop working.

Patience is a virtue, the results can be good. Let people know why your face looks the way it does. This is because a tiny muscle in the ear may stop working. BUT just because you have the cold sore virus does NOT mean a person would ever get BP, however in your case because of the circumstances you describe, I guess for you its a possibility. Improvement is gradual and recovery times vary. Know how you can contact your provider if you have questions. Facial massage and exercises may help prevent permanent contractures (shrinkage or shortening of muscles) of the paralyzed muscles before recovery takes place.

There’s no specific test for Bell’s palsy. Additionally, any changes that are apparent in the facial structure may be a sign of a tumor, so this condition will be assessed by the doctor, as well. Bernadette: Just one other point on the recurrence risk of Bell’s palsy due to herpes simplex virus reactivation. Inflamed nerves cause pressure on the cheekbone next to these affected areas. However, if the cause is a virus then an antiviral drug such as acyclovir may be prescribed to stop its progression. Loss of ability to taste. There is no need to panic, as it is a benign condition, and often improves.

Most scientists believe that a viral infection such as viral meningitis or the common cold sore virus – Herpes simplex – causes the disorder. This is the main symptom. Numbness in the affected side of your face. Drooling. It is very unusual for anyone to get Bell’s palsy twice. Other symptoms may include pain or discomfort around the jaw and behind the ear, ringing in one or both ears, headache, loss of taste, hypersensitivity to sound on the affected side, impaired speech, dizziness, and difficulty eating or drinking. It is important that your healthcare provider rule out the presence of a stroke or tumor that may cause symptoms similar to Bell’s palsy.

Difficulty in blowing out cheeks (air leaks out on the affected side). Difficulty in frowning, leading to absence of wrinkles over forehead on the affected side. But it can affect anyone. Nerve conduction study/Electromyelogram to assess the severity of nerve damage by measuring electrical activity in the facial muscles. Each facial nerve comes out from your brain, through a small tunnel in your skull just under your ear. The symptoms of Bell’s palsy may resemble other conditions or medical problems. This nerve damage can also alter your sense of taste, your tears and saliva production.

The eye can be dry or watery. While stroke and TIA can cause facial paralysis, there is no link between Bell’s palsy and either of these conditions. Possible culprits include the viruses which cause cold sores and chickenpox. Facial muscles that are swollen or inflamed or compressed may compress the facial nerve causing Bell’s Palsy (these compressed or swollen muscles can occur by a blow to the face but could be of unknown origin). But sudden weakness that occurs on one side of your face should be checked by a doctor right away to rule out these more serious causes. When facial nerves are working properly, they carry messages from the brain to the face. Pain and discomfort usually occur on one side of the face or head.

According to Mayo Clinic, Bell’s palsy is only temporary for most people, with symptoms getting better within a few weeks, and total recovery within about six months. This disfiguring disorder can have a devastating effect on a patient. It is the most common cause of facial paralysis. I was in the office working as usual when one of the managers took a careful look and alerted me. Men or women of any age can suffer Bell’s palsy, but statistics suggest that people aged 20 to 35 are at a slightly higher-than-average risk.