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Posted by: D | 2004/02/23

Bells Palsy

Hi Doc

What is the prognosis for Bells Palsy? This is the second time I have had (for about 4 weeks now) and it seems to be taking longer to clear up this time...

Any idea why?

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D, it’s probably because something is pressing on the facial nerve somewhere. Whether it is bone pressing on the nerve or a swollen nerve pressing on the bone, I can’t say from this side of the screen. The best would be to see a neurologist and have it sorted out. People with Bell’s palsy almost always recover completely, so just hang in there. Good luck.

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Posted by: sara | 2004/02/24

my sister had bells palsy when she was still a child.. they gave her a machine that puts little electirc shock thinkgs into the muscles of her face.... she never got it again... they said she got it from sleeping with a draft blowing on her face.... not sure if this is at all helpful.. just thought id add my two cents... hope u feel better soon.

Sara

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