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Got facial plasy. Taking ecosprin, citistar, lupikrill. Sufficient to recover?

Hello Doctor, I got left facial palsy five days back. I am taking following medicines- Ecosprin 75mg, Citistar Pm ,Tazlac 20mg, Lupikrill, Microvir 30 mg, Omnacortil 30mg,Pantop DSR. Please tell that are these medicines sufficient to recover from it? Now after 5 days i have stopped taking all medicines. Please suggest anything more??
Asked On : Mon, 28 Jan 2013
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Facial palsy is caused by dysfunction of cranial nerve no 7 ( facial nerve )
Facial palsy is caused by brain Tumor,strokes,Lyme disease etc but most of the time the cause is unknown and then it is called as bell's palsy.
More than 85% cases of recover within 3 weeks even without treatment.
Some may take few weeks to months for recovery,however in 3 to 4% cases,the recovery is poor.
Thete is no special treatment for bell's palsy but use of steroids like prednisolone may help in initial stages,specially if given within three days.
I would advise you not to stop omnacortil of your own and you must consult your doctor for this.
Anti viral drugs generally have no effect.
I hope it helps.
Answered: Sun, 7 Jul 2013
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