Suggest Treatment For Bell's Palsy
Yesterday i received vaccinations for typhoid, the flu, hep A and hep B. Today ive been experiencing facial numbness. Can any of those vaccines trigger this?
Rare but possible.
I read your question carefully and I understand your concern.
There exist some publications regarding cranial nerve palsy like Bell palsy after vaccination with hepatitis B and flu vaccine. However these cases have been very rare only a few among million of people getting these vaccines. So while it is not impossible to develop Bell palsy or trigeminal neuropathy (trigeminal nerve supplies sensation for the face) it is very unlikely. In addition the involvement should be mild and transitory so even if that is the case should be improving soon.
If persisting other possible causes should also be sought like electrolyte alterations, thyroid imbalance etc, through some routine blood tests. Anxiety can also play a role in these cases.
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