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I wish you luck in your recovery and enjoy your nee baby. aciclovir) if they think a herpes virus (e.g. An additional diagnostic tool is the Electro neuronography (ENOG), which stimulates the facial nerve to assess how badly the nerve is damaged. The same virus also causes herpes zoster, or shingles, in adults. The true cause of Bell’s Palsy is unknown. NEUROLOGICAL: Headaches, migraine, trigeminal neuralgia, shingles, Meniere’s disease, tinnitus, ear pain, bell’s palsy, hemiplegia, post-stroke syndrome. In adulthood a different kind of infection, Ramsay Hunt syndrome, needs to be considered, because it should be treated with an antiviral drug.

Bell’s Palsy may happen to men and women of all ages but is most common between the ages of 30 and 60. Any bone spur, inflammation, or irritation to the soft tissues at this emergence site can also put mechanical pressure on the delicate nerve tissue. For example, if a person has a stroke involving the brain stem, they may have unilateral or bilateral loss of function of the complete seventh cranial nerve. It can strike almost anyone at any age. It’s like someone is stabbing me behind the ear with a knife. This is the most common type of tinnitus. I really feel for anyone who’s put in this position.

Bell’s palsy is one of the most common causes of facial paralysis and the most well-known, it is thought to be viral in origin. It is a relief to open up to people who may have experienced the same problems and concerns. Two commonly used medications are corticosteroids, which reduce swelling and inflammation of the facial nerve, and antiviral drugs, which can stop the infection that may have caused the inflammation. To be effective, treatment with aciclovir should begin as soon as the rash appears. Treatment centers Bell’s Palsy and one return and reducing inflammation of the facial nerve and attack the herpes simplex virus. I show up at happy hour, eat a dozen wings and have two Blue Moons (it’s a beer). Headaches associated with severe hypertension are not common and occur only with a diastolic reading of 130 mm Hg or greater.

How long this takes depends on how long the virus has been in your system, whether you’re in a healthy or a toxic environment, and the strength of your immune system. So, when the patient tries to blink, the corner of the mouth may move. It is important to identify facial paralysis and Bell’s palsy as soon as possible and start paralysis treatment early. The left side shows a mild low-tone sensorineural hearing loss (similar to that seen in early Meniere’s disease). Unlike Bells palsy, the virus that causes Ramsey-Hunt syndrome has been conclusively identified. NEUROLOGICAL: Headaches, migraine, trigeminal neuralgia, shingles, Meniere’s disease, tinnitus, ear pain, bell’s palsy, hemiplegia, post-stroke syndrome. Anti depressant medicines of low dosage) in the Tricyclic group like Amitriptyline, Imipramine help ease the neuralgia.

ophthalmic herpes zoster. Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) is performed to identify the infection in the central nervous system (brain and nerves). While doing facial exercises and sneezing, I get dizziness. But progress, no matter how small, can transform lives. He also tells me to use a gentle lubricating eye drop, since my lid doesn’t shut all the way. Also, the treatment is difficult. Individuals with Ramsay Hunt syndrome should avoid contact with newborns, pregnant women, immunodepressed individuals, and people with no history of chickenpox, at least until all the blisters change to scabs.

Did you have blood work to see if you have Lyme Disease? In the majority of the cases, Bell’s palsy resolves on its own in one to two months. Actually it is not uncommon  for patients diagnosed with Bell’s palsy to report other neurological symptoms. Small branches of the facial nerve (cranial nerve 7) that specifically stimulate the smile muscles are identified. I have not burn skin rash or hives as a brush in my left shoulder blade and then damage stabbing pain under my arm and my left and right above her breast. Gave me amoxicillan to take for a week. From our clinical experience in treating individuals with facial nerve disorders, we found that subgroups of patients had characteristic signs and symptoms that could be recognized prior to treatment.

When Ramsay Hunt Syndrome is treated early, patients have the highest chance of a full recovery. Your mouth hangs down, your eye does not close properly and your cheek is slack. I started the steroids and other medication and the pain seemed to go away behind the ear with only very minimal symptoms apart from the paralysis in my face… Conditions that compromise the immune system, such as HIV, increase the risk for Bell’s palsy. Mam to Many is a 46 year old mama to 9 children, ages 2-20. Bell’s palsy is a sudden weakness (paralysis) in the muscles on one side of the face.