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Diagnosed with bell's palsy. Eyes shrunk and twitching on affected side. Is it normal?

hello, im recovering from bell s palsy that i was diagnosed with in june of this yr. i would say im about 90% back to normal but the watery eye and headaches are still there. at the begging of this week painful twitching on my affected side of face has accorded and my eye seems to have shrunk. is this normal or do i need to follow up with my doc?
Asked On : Sat, 10 Nov 2012
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Diabetologist 's  Response
Dear sir/madam

You will recover from Bells Palsy slowly, but you will have exposure keratitis which is very common. You might have repeated infection as a result of it.
You might have watery eyes and headaches but it will be invariably present till you recover from it.
Put antibiotic cover which should be broad spectrum such as ciprofloxacin
Try to close the lid artificially with the help of plaster. You need to put artificial tears to avoid exposure.

Answered: Fri, 30 Aug 2013
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Rheumatologist Dr. Shruti Rijhwani's  Response
Dear sir,

This is normal with bells palsy and I think these features will subside with time . But you can follow up with your treating doctor.

Dr. Shruti
Answered: Fri, 30 Aug 2013
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