Half face paralysis treatment

If you or someone you know has one or more of the above symptoms, it is time to seek the care of a facial nerve specialist. As an internationally renowned expert in the facial nerve and treating facial paralysis, Dr. Azizzadeh is regularly sought by both patients and peers from around the world.

What specialist treats facial paralysis?

If you or someone you know has one or more of the above symptoms, it is time to seek the care of a facial nerve specialist. As an internationally renowned expert in the facial nerve and treating facial paralysis, Dr. Azizzadeh is regularly sought by both patients and peers from around the world.

What are the different causes of facial paralysis?

Common causes of facial paralysis include:

  • infection or inflammation of the facial nerve
  • head trauma
  • head or neck tumor
  • stroke

What are symptoms of facial paralysis?

Symptoms of Bell’s palsy can include a combination of: facial paralysis on one side (rarely are both sides of the face affected) loss of blinking control on the affected side. decreased tearing. drooping of the mouth to the affected side. altered sense of taste.

What are the types of facial paralysis?

Congenital facial paralysis, as in the well-described although poorly understood Möbius syndrome, is uncommon. Idiopathic facial paralysis (Bell’s Palsy

A condition that causes temporary weakness or paralysis of the muscles in the face.

) is the most common type. It is often thought to be due to virally induced inflammation of the nerve that results in functional compromise, swelling, and vascular compromise.

What is facial paralysis?

An inability to move the muscles of the face on one or both sides is known as facial paralysis. Facial paralysis can result from nerve damage due to congenital (present at birth) conditions, trauma or disease, such as stroke, brain tumor or Bell’s palsy.

What doctor treats facial nerve paralysis?

NYU Langone otolaryngologists—also known as ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctors—specialize in diagnosing facial nerve paralysis. An early diagnosis can dramatically improve the chances that doctors can restore muscle function.

What is treatment for facial nerve paralysis?

Facial nerve paralysis that occurs as the result of an infection is treated with medication. If the nerve is damaged due to severe trauma or viral inflammation, physicians may recommend decompression surgery to improve the chances of a full recovery.

How do doctors treat facial paralysis?

Your doctor may also ask you to try to move your facial muscles by lifting your eyebrow, closing your eye, smiling, and frowning. Tests such as electromyography (which checks the health of muscles and the nerves that control them), imaging scans, and blood tests can help your doctor learn why your face is paralyzed. How is facial paralysis treated?