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Suggest treatment options for facial paralysis

my friend has contracted shingles and ended up getting facial paralysis (Ramsay Hunt) and wonders how long it will take to regain her facial muscle or is there something she can do. She is now on Prednesone, and the rash on her face is gone as she had anti viral drugs immediately. She is so worried about regaining muscle on the side of her face. Is there something she can do in the meantime?
Fri, 11 Sep 2015
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
hi,i appreciate your concern.as soon as acute stage is over,and u feel comfortable with medications say after 2 wks,you need to see ortho/,PMR, expert who will decide about exercise programme,if neede electrical stimulation,.you may also need to see opthalmologist for eye care technique .thanks.any further query is most welcome.
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