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Facial nerves dead after a paralysis. Had electroshock therapy. Any new nerve generation therapy?

Whay is the latest news in nerve regeneration? My daughter, 35 yrs old, woke up a month ago with half of her face paralysed. Today she had an electroshock therapy and was told that the facial nerve was dead. I heard about massages, like the ones for stroke victims, acupuncture , homeopatic treatment with germinium... We haven t tried any of this yet, but what are your recomendation? We d like to try everything possible before looking into nerve graft or plastic surgery . Thank you.
Asked On : Mon, 10 Dec 2012
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

Facial paralysis is commonly thought to occur due to herpes virus infection. It results in damage of the nerve, leading to paralysis of one half of the face.

Treatment with medications such as acyclovir and prednisolone in the early phase of illness is useful in making the paralysis recover faster.

Later on, treatment consists of facial exercises and galvanic stimulation, both of which can be done under the guidance of a physiotherapist.

With proper treatment, about 95% people recover within three months.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Answered: Tue, 11 Dec 2012
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