When this occurs, joints can lock up, movement becomes more difficult and sharper types of pain are experienced. “I’ve had to cancel everything,” he said. I believe morale boosts have a large impact on your general well being and improves your immune system Evening: 1 cup of trail mix (we bought a bunch of various nuts, seeds, and dried cranberries and mixed them together)Tall glass of freshly squeezed vegetable juice (I was surprisingly not hungry 10 minutes later) Before bedtime: 1 MaxMethyl1 Turmeric (started on day 11 after anti-inflamatory & anti-viral meds completed)1 Vitamin B1Tall glass of waterLook in the mirror and repeat the facial expressionsBrush teethPlace the affected side of my face under very warm (but not hot) running water for 30 secondsEye drop on affected eye even if you can close your eyes to ensure it stays lubricated and to avoid an infection I also chewed gum on the affected side alot in the first week and casually afterwards to stimulate it (“pur” gum seems to be the healthiest gum that avoids aspartame, it’s vegan, and tastes amazing). If comments ever feel hurtful, speak up. Complete recovery can take place in one or two weeks.The initial treatment goal according to CM would be to expel Wind and resolve Damp, as well as to invigorate Qi and promote blood circulation to the face. The most widely used is the antiviral Valaciclovir. Meticulous regular clinical examination, using a grading system such as the House Brackmann facial nerve grading system, will help to identify patients with a paralysis.

Symptoms of Bell’s palsy usually begin suddenly and reach their peak within 48 hours. I just feel all of this doesn’t connect in any way. Immunoglobulin therapy, which introduces healthy antibodies into the body to replace those attacking nerves. It hurts everything that is affected by it, nerves included. Eye drops are recommended to anyone who has difficulty in this area, and many patients find that wearing an eyepatch to bed makes their situation more manageable. Sometimes a patient may have a stroke and there are no permanent effects, while other people may lose important functions in their brain permanently. Sudden paralysis/weakness in one side of the face.

Bell’s palsy is the result of swelling, compression, or inflammation around the facial nerve. Adour also established that a likely cause of Bell’s palsy is the herpes simplex, or cold sore, virus. This herb is very good for growing children as it builds their learning abilities and helps them to understand and grasp quickly. Keeping the eye moist with lubricating eye drops and protecting it from debris and injury, especially at night, is important. A physical therapist can teach you how to massage and exercise your facial muscles to help prevent this from occurring. By properly using forceps (this has reduced the number of Bell’s palsy injuries) and ensuring that maternal infections aren’t passed from mother to child, medical personnel can reduce the risks. This may occur over a period of a couple of days, or it may occur in just a couple of hours.

Bell’s Palsy often requires no treatment at all, but the paralysis could be a sign of other disorders. Also, some people who have recurrent attacks of Bell’s palsy, which is rare, have a family history of recurrent attacks. Thank you for your donation to The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation ( The forehead of the [affected] side is without motion, the eyelids remain open, the nostril has no motion in breathing, and the mouth is drawn to the opposite side. Do not ignore these warning signs; dry eye must be treated to prevent permanent damage. The cause is unknown, although there’s some suspicion that Bell’s palsy may be connected to a viral infection caused by the same strain of herpes that causes cold sores. Most cases are thought to be caused by the herpes virus that causes cold sores.

I was then given a massive dose of vitamin B-12 by injection. adults and children each year. This is the same virus which causes Chicken Pox and Shingles (not cold sores). For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics, please visit, the AAFP patient education website. Human face is supplied with an extensive network of nerves and sensory endings that are responsible for carrying electrical signals and impulses from and to the brain. Afflicted individuals may be unable to close the eye on the affected side of the face, and may also experience tearing, drooling, and hypersensitive hearing. A day earlier she could smile, open her eyes and showed normal facial countenance.

The most common cause is Bell’s Palsy which is thought to be due to the cold sore virus. Over the last 10+ years, hundreds of patients have been successfully treated in our clinic. This is due to damage to the facial nerve (7th cranial nerve).