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Experience: 27 years

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4.63 / 5 (781 Reviews)

Experience: 30 years

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4.65 / 5 (1993 Reviews)

Experience: 36 years

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Summary about Bells Palsy

Find the complete list of doctors who deals with Bells Palsy issues in Pakistan. You can access the complete details of Bells Palsy Treatment specialists along with the relevant information. You can also book an appointment by phone call with Marham.

Bell's Palsy affects many people due to various reasons. If you or any person in your family has Bell's Palsy, seek medical assistance from a doctor immediately to avoid complications. Fortunately, Marham has a complete panel of qualified doctors for Bell's Palsy in Pakistan. If you want to consult a doctor for the treatment of bell's palsy in Pakistan, you can book an appointment online through Marham.pk.

What is Bell’s Palsy?

Bell's palsy is a sudden start of facial muscle weakness or paralysis. It starts suddenly and worsens over the next 48 hours. This condition is caused by facial nerve damage (the 7th cranial nerve). Pain and discomfort are most commonly felt on one side of the face or head.

What are the Symptoms of Bells Palsy?

Bell's palsy symptoms and signs appear suddenly and may include:

  • Sudden onset of mild weakness leading to total paralysis on one side of your face — this can happen within hours or days.
  • Drooping of the brows and difficulty making facial expressions such as closing your eyes or smiling
  • Drooling
  • On the affected side, you may experience pain around your jaw, in or behind your ear, or both.
  • On the affected side of the skin, increased sensitivity to sound
  • Headache
  • A decline in taste
  • Changes in the saliva and tears you produce

Bell's palsy can affect the nerves on both sides of your face in rare cases.

What are the Causes of Bells Palsy?

Although the real cause of Bell's palsy is unknown, it is frequently associated with a viral infection. Viruses associated with Bell's palsy include those that cause:

  • Cold sores and genital herpes are two types of genital herpes (herpes simplex)
  • Shingles and chickenpox (herpes zoster)
  • Infectious mononucleosis (Epstein-Barr)
  • Infections with Cytomegalovirus
  • Infections of the lungs (adenovirus)
  • Measles in Germany (rubella)
  • The mumps (mumps virus)
  • The flu (influenza B)
  • Hand-foot-and-mouth disease (HFMD) (coxsackievirus)

On its way towards your face, the nerve that controls your facial muscles travels through a narrow bone corridor. Bell's palsy occurs when that nerve becomes inflamed and swollen, which is usually caused by a viral infection. The nerve affects tears, saliva, taste, and a small bone in the middle of your ear, in addition to facial muscles.

What are the Risk Factors of Bell’s Palsy?

You are more likely to develop Bell's palsy if you:

  • are pregnant
  • diabetic
  • or have a lung infection
  • have a family history of the disease

What are the Preventions of Bell’s Palsy?

Bell's palsy is usually irreversible because it is caused by an infection. It could be related to the herpes virus. Bell's palsy is usually only experienced once, but it can reoccur. This is more likely if the condition runs in your family.

What is the Treatment of Bells Palsy?

Bell's palsy symptoms usually improve on their own. However, it can take many weeks or months for your face muscles to regain their normal strength. The treatments listed below may aid in your recovery.

Medication

Your doctor may advise you to take medications such as corticosteroid drugs, which lessens inflammation antiviral or antibacterial medication, which may be prescribed if your Bell's palsy is caused by a virus or bacteria over-the-counter pain relievers, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen eye drops to keep your affected eye well lubricated

How can I find treatment for Bell’s Palsy?

You can contact expert doctors of Marham to treat Bell’s palsy. Our doctors are fantastically excellent at doing this. We have a great team of doctors and surgeons whom you may contact for treatment.