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Problem on face, unable to close right eye properly, no fever. Cure? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Mar-2013
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User:Hi I recently has some problem on my face in which i was unable to close my right eye properly
User:Hi Doctor hru ?
Doctor:Im good , thanks
Doctor:so how long have you had this issue ?
Doctor:do u have any eye pain, discharge , headache, fever, etc ?
User:I have consulted a Dr as per him i have Bells Palsy
Doctor:May i know your age ?
User:No fever have headcahe at the back of the head
User:Its 31
Doctor:since how long have u had this ?
User:4 days
Doctor:have you seen any improvement in the condition ?
User:Dr has given me the following medices...Wysolene 10
User:Nurodil OD
User:Winolap 5
User:and Rablet D
User:with a syrup Lecorast
Doctor:that is the standard treatment for such conditions
User:Want to ask is this 100% curable
Doctor:Bell's palsy is a paralysis or weakness of the muscles on one side of your face.
User:will i have normal face with normal smile
User:with these medicines
Doctor:Damage to the facial nerve that controls muscles on one side of the face, is the cause of such condition
Doctor:yes, recovery is definitely possible
Doctor:but it will take a few months
Doctor:most people take about 1-2 months time
Doctor:in others , it may be delayed
User:Is there any exercise required?
User:and food habits to be changed
Doctor:no, there is no need for any change in the food habits
Doctor:as food is not the cause for such issues
Doctor:But, yes, doing simple exercises-such as tightening and relaxing your facial muscles-may make those muscles stronger and help you recover more quickly.
User:Can cold and cough cause this? as i am having
Doctor:Massaging your forehead, cheeks, and lips with oil or cream may also help.
Doctor:yes, most common causes of such condition is viral infection, affecting the nerve ganglions within the ear canal
User:I feel a nerve at the back of my right ear tinkle at times
User:The medicine which i am having is it sufficient?
Doctor:yes, the nerve is inflammed, due to the viral infection, and it is the probable cause for such issues
Doctor:yes, it is sufficient
User:Any precautions to be taken?
Doctor:just relax and take the medications
Doctor:do the exercises, that i just suggested, a few quotea above
Doctor:and you will be just fine
Doctor:To prevent swallowing problems, eat slowly and chew your food well. Eating soft, smooth foods, such as yogurt, may also help.
User:I am a lot tensed as it is a matter of life ....
Doctor:getting tenssed will only worsen your situation
Doctor:and you dont need to worry, as almost everyone with mild symptoms like yours recover completely
Doctor:and do not have any remaining deficiency
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