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[ Bell’s Palsy Treatment ] Causes and Symptoms

Bell’s palsy is a condition which causes a temporary paralysis or weakness of the muscles in the face. It can occur when the nerve, which controls your facial muscles becomes swollen, inflamed or compressed. The condition causes one side of your face to droop or become hard. You may have difficulty smiling or closing eyes on the affected side that require bell’s palsy treatment. In many cases, Bell’s palsy is temporary and symptoms usually invisible after a few weeks. Though, Bell’s palsy can occur at any age, the condition is very common among people between ages 16 to 60. Bell’s palsy is named after the Charles Bell, a  Scottish anatomist, who was the first to explain the condition.

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Symptoms of Bell’s Palsy

The symptoms of Bell’s palsy can be seen one to two weeks after you have an ear infection, eye infection or cold. Usually, they appear abruptly, and you may notice the symptoms, when you wake up in the morning or when you try to drink or eat. Bell’s palsy is marked by a fatigued appearance on one side of the face and the inability to close or open your eye on the affected side. In rare cases, Bell’s palsy may affect either or both sides of your face. Other signs and symptoms of Bell’s palsy include:

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  • Difficulty eating and drinking
  • Facial weakness
  • Dry eye and mouth
  • Muscle twitches in the face
  • Sensitivity to sound
  • Headache
  • Irritation of the eye on the involved side
  • Drooling
  • An inability to make facial expressions, such as frowning or smiling

Call your specialist immediately if you notice any of these symptoms. You should not self-diagnose Bell’s palsy. The symptoms can be similar to those of other severe conditions, such as a brain tumor or stroke.

Causes of Bell’s Palsy

Bell’s palsy develops when the seventh cranial nerve becomes compressed or swollen, resulting in facial paralysis or weakness. The exact cause of this injury is unknown, but many medical investigators believe it is most likely triggered by a viral infection that require immediately bell’s palsy treatment. The bacteria or viruses that have been linked to the development of Bell’s palsy include:

  • HIV, which damages the immune system
  • sarcoidosis, which causes organ inflammation
  • herpes simplex, which causes cold sores and genital herpes
  • Epstein-Barr virus, which causes mononucleosis
  • herpes zoster virus, which causes chickenpox and shingles
  • Lyme disease, that is a bacterial infection caused by an infected tick

Risk Factors for Bell’s Palsy

Your risk of developing Bell’s palsy increases if you:

  • have diabetes
  • have a lung infection
  • are pregnant
  • have a family history of the condition

Bell’s Palsy Treatment

In many cases, Bell’s palsy symptoms improve without bell’s palsy treatment. However, it can take several weeks or months for the muscles of face to regain their normal strength. The following treatments may help in your recovery.

  • corticosteroid drugs, which reduce inflammation
  • Medication
  • antiviral or antibacterial medication, that may be prescribed if a virus or bacteria caused your Bell’s palsy
  • over-the-counter pain medications, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen, that can help relieve mild pain
  • eye drops

Home Treatment

  • Facial massage
  • Physical therapy exercises to stimulate your facial muscles
  • A warm, moist towel over your face to relieve pain
  • an eye patch

Bell’s Palsy Treatment at Physiotherapy Hospital

Physiotherapy Hospital is the first Chinese hospital in Lahore, Pakistan. We provide Bell’s Palsy Treatment in Lahore with the help of Chinese herbal medicines. Our physiotherapist have 20 years experience and they treat very well.  If you want any other information about Bell’s Palsy Treatment then you can call us 03171172688 or live chat with our experts…!

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