It is important to give your body time to heal. Specialists recommend that patients rest the affected area for at least three months after initial consultation as most patients will experience complete recovery. In many cases of facial nerve weakness, providers may prescribe an oral steroid that will help to reduce inflammation irritation of the facial nerve.
Bell's palsy causes sudden, temporary weakness in your facial muscles. This makes half of your face appear to droop. Your smile is one-sided, and your eye on that side resists closing.
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Facial nerve paralysis is a common problem that involves the paralysis of any structures innervated by the facial nerve. The pathway of the facial nerve is long and relatively convoluted, so there are a number of causes that may result in facial nerve paralysis. Facial nerve paralysis is characterised by facial weakness, usually only in one side of the face, with other symptoms possibly including loss of tastehyperacusis and decreased salivation and tear secretion. Other signs may be linked to the cause of the paralysis, such as vesicles in the ear, which may occur if the facial palsy is due to shingles.
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Facial paralysis is a loss of facial movement due to nerve damage. Your facial muscles may appear to droop or become weak. It can happen on one or both sides of the face.
Our patients are all ages and experience facial pain or paralysis due to trauma, illness, surgery, strokes or congenital conditions. We also treat chronic facial pain patients and are on the forefront of new methods in treating these devastating conditions. Often sufferers of these conditions feel there is no hope.
The following information can guide providers in their treatment of patients with facial nerve disorders and inform them about the right time to contact the Facial Nerve Clinic for a referral. Approximately 70 percent of facial nerve palsies are considered Bell's palsy. The facial nerve is responsible for many functions in the head and neck including movement of facial muscles, stimulating secretions of tears and saliva and translation of sensory information. The following symptoms are general symptoms of paralysis:.
Every person that is affected by swallowing difficulties dysphagia after a stroke, also has a central facial dysfunction or paralysis central facialis pares : usually caused by an injury in one of the two brain hemispheres. The injury is indicated by paralysis in the lower half of the face on the opposite side to the injured hemisphere, and can be, for example, one side of the mouth drooping. It affects between 20 perto 40 perpeople per year which in the UK means between 12, and 24, people per year.