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Hearing management

Question
Posted by: a | 2005/07/12

Q.

Ear infection and bells palsy

My boyfreind (37yrs) developed an ear infection about two weeks ago. he eventually went to see a doctor when one side of his face started becoming paralysed. He was diagnosed with Bells Palsy. Given antibiotics and Advil CS. He is still in pain a week later and his face is not close to getting better. What can he do and how long will it take to heal.? Will the paralysis go away? I am concerned about him because he is getting frustrated.

Expert's Reply

A.

Hearing Expert

Dear A

It seems like you have valid concerns, i would recommend that you go back to the doctor as soon as possible and discuss these with him/her. I am not sure whether he saw a ENT specialist or GP. It would be advisable to seek the opinion of a specialist in this case.

Kind regards

Izabelle Pieterse

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Posted by: d | 2005/07/13

Keep the doctor informed. He may need to see an ENT specialist. Don't delay treatment.

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