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Bell's Palsy- Type of facial paralysis. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   How can i help you
User :   My brother is suffering from Paralysis
User :   since last 10 months
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Which side
Doctor :   What is his age
User :   25 years
Doctor :   Which side
User :   left side of the face
Doctor :   only the face
Doctor :   ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   What was the problem previously?
User :   he did not had any problem
User :   that night he was ok
Doctor :   carry on
User :   but when he wake up in the morning
Doctor :   Please give the info in detail
Doctor :   ok
User :   he got affected with this problem
Doctor :   any BP,
User :   we went to some doctors and they told us it will take very long to cure
User :   no he dont ahve bp or sugar
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   What is his problem with paralysis
Doctor :   now
User :   now also we are not finding any difference.
User :   it is like that only when it was first day
Doctor :   he is eating properl
User :   yes
Doctor :   able to show teeth
User :   yes
Doctor :   Is the food stuck in vestibule of mouth while munching
User :   yes
Doctor :   oh
Doctor :   Now put me your question
User :   is this problem permanent?
User :   is there any treatment?
Doctor :   Acc to your description I feel this is a condition called Bells pals
Doctor :   Did the doctor give you any diagnosis like this
User :   They told him to do some exercise. thats all
Doctor :   Dint they give the diagnosis
User :   no
Doctor :   Is he able to talk properly
User :   he can talk no problem
Doctor :   ok
User :   when ever he smiles we can see only half
User :   animating
Doctor :   Is he able to close his eyes during sleep
User :   now he can close his eyes. but earlier he was not able to close.
Doctor :   How much time did he take to close the eye
Doctor :   completely
User :   it is normal
Doctor :   I mean when he got the paralysis he wasnt able to close the eye and now he is doin git rt?
Doctor :   So what is the time taken to recover that
Doctor :   ok, you may not have observed it
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   This is called Bell's palsy
User :   ok
Doctor :   The cause of it is unknown
Doctor :   But the recovery is fast in 1 month in most cases
Doctor :   like 75%
User :   ok
Doctor :   some may take 6 to 7 months
Doctor :   There is no treatment as such as there is no cause
Doctor :   It is usually common in western countries
User :   ok
Doctor :   As said by you he is slowly recovering
Doctor :   from the acute episode
Doctor :   HE may not have any long term sequelae
User :   ok
Doctor :   He shall recover completely 95% of times
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   anything else the exercises, massages are ok
Doctor :   He shall improve and treatment dont help now
Doctor :   as it should be given early in the days
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   anything else
User :   Thanks Doctor for all your information
Doctor :   bye
User :   Bye
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