What is facial paralysis and why does it happen?
It is a condition of paralysis and weakness that affects the muscles of the face, and causes the drooping of one side of it, as a result of damage to the seventh cerebral nerve (nerve in the face), resulting in the interruption of movement in the half extended from the top of the face (forehead) to the bottom (chin). facial paralysis is often a temporary condition, and its symptoms may disappear no later than a week.
What are the symptoms of facial paralysis?
Its most prominent symptoms are the inability to close the eye, curl the forehead, blow or whistle, tilt the mouth, and the inability to smile or laugh, as it appears when the injured person tries to do so “twisted smile”, as evidenced by the descent of saliva and water from the corner of the mouth during drinking or blinking, and tears from one of the rigid eyes, what is known as “crocodile tears”.
What causes facial paralysis?
A number of diseases cause facial paralysis, including cytomegalovirus, rubella, febrile respiratory virus, mumps virus, influenza, viral hand, foot, mouth, or so-called Cossack virus.
The exact follow-up of the case is individually identified to the conditions of the disease to which he has been exposed, to see which caused the paraplegia of the face.
This disease leads to the emergence of visible swelling, inflammation of the nerve that controls the muscles, and this nerve when it develops weakness affects the general condition of the patient, as well as vital functions that no one, such as taste and saliva.
What is the treatment of facial paralysis?
Migraine is a disease known to recover in most cases, and this recovery is done with or without treatment.
The importance of treatment is determined in accelerating recovery as well as avoiding possible complications, and there is no single approach to dealing with all cases of facial paralysis.
The method is determined by each case, and has special features, such as the administration of anti-inflammatories and swelling, then the administration of viral antivirals as a precautionary and preventive measure, and then comes the role of physical therapy, while surgical intervention is a stage that the doctor does not resort to except in extreme cases.
Regular examination at the Clinic of The Brain and Neurology in Ram clinics prevents you from developing facial paralysis.