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Facial nerve palsy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi Doctor
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   two months back I had bells palsy
User :  
my right facial nerve had some effect
Doctor :  
Ok
User :  
the face was slagging a lot initially
User :  
but now its regained the shape
Doctor :   Yes, that is noticed

Doctor :   Good, that it has regained completely

User :  
but still i don't have control
User :  
i couldn't blink before...but now i can...
User :  
but while smiling or talking the right cheeks dont move
Doctor :   Yes

Doctor :  
The muscles are affected
User :  
i had initially taken anti viral drugs
Doctor :  
It has to regain the tone
Doctor :  
and strength
Doctor :  
It will take some time
User :  
i had done physio i.e. electrical simulation for some days
Doctor :  
Yes, that is quite beneficial
User :  
since last 3 weeks i am done exercises only
User :  
is there anything else that i can do
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
It will improve gradually
User :  
how about other types of medicines and procedures like accupunture, ayurveda or homeopathy?
Doctor :  
Upto 90% recovery atleast is ensured
Doctor :   Massage, that is Physiotherapy is quite sufficient
User :  
ok
User :  
thanks for the advice
Doctor :  
Is there anything else you want to ask?
User :  
no thats enough
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User :  
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User :  
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