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Facial palsy can be upper and lower motor neuron, while Bell's palsy is typically acute lower motor neuron paralysis, uni or bilateral. Usually idiopathic, but also can be associated with intermittent HSV reactivation. It is usually mononeuropathy compared to facial palsy may be associated with multiple cranial nerve involvement depending upon lesion.

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Bell's Palsy is caused by an inflammation of the Facial Nerve (cranial nerve VII). The exact cause of the inflammation is not well known nor is there any single cause. Most often this inflammation an indirect result of conditions caused by the herpes virus (same one that causes chicken pox and shingles in adults).

It's symptoms include numbness and loss of movement of one side of the face.

Lockjaw is a term for the final stage of tetanus infection which is bacterial. It's symptom is when the tetanus infection is so bad that muscles begin locking up, mainly the mandibula muscles (lower jaw); hense the term lockjaw.

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Bell's Palsy is caused by a herpes virus and causes temporary partial facial paralysis in one side of the face. Trigeminal neuralgia is, quite literally, pain in the trigeminal nerve or areas affected by the trigeminal nerve. There is very rarely pain with Bell's Palsy (other than if the cornea dries out due to the eye not shutting during sleep), but trigeminal neuralgia does cause severe pain and inflammation to the face. Also, Bell's Palsy only affects one side (it is so rare that both sides would be affected that it can be considered practically impossible), but trigeminal neuralgia could affect both sides of the face. Bell's Palsy can lead to Trigeminal Neuralgia in a very small percentage of patients although this is very rare.

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Name the disease which cause paralysis of the facial muscles?

Bell's Palsy is one. Dysfunctional cranial nerve causes partial facial paralysis

Can dogs get bells palsy?

Any animal with a herpes infection can get Bell's Palsy.

What is the difference between bells palsy that has your eye open and the bells palsy where your eye is almost closed?

There is only one Bell's Palsy condition, which is characterized by parital facial paralysis on one side of the face. Depending on the severity, the eye might be able to be help open (which is normal in Bell's Palsy patients), or, if the infection was very severe, the nerves might be so affected that the eye would merely constantly remain closed, or close to being closed. This is the only difference between the 2 situations that you describe that I can see.

Can bells palsy cause heada ches?

It is unlikely. Bell's Palsy really only affects the trigeminal and/or facial nerves of the face.

Can bells palsy make you feel tired?

No, it merely affects the trigeminal and/or facial nerve of the face.

What part of the nervous system is affected by the bell's palsy?

The Facial Nerve or Cranial Nerve VII is the nerve involved with Bell's Palsy.

Did Greta Van Susteren have bells palsy?

She has never had bells palsy

What is bellse polsye?

Bells Palsy is a facial paralysis normally affecting one side of the face can last a few weeks or a year Bell's Palsy is facial paralysis, normally affecting one side of the face, and can last from a number of weeks to a number of years.

What is the medical term meaning nerve weakness?

NERVE PALSY. FOR Eg. Bells Palsy means weakness of Facial Nerve leading to paralysis of facial musculatureThat answer is not completely accurate. Nerve Palsy is a layman's term. The medical term is neurasthenia.

Can you run if you have bells palsy?

No.Answer:Bell's palsy is a paralysis of the facial nerve resulting in inability to control facial muscles on the affected side. Nothing in its causes, symptoms or impact would preclude flying.

Can bells palsy make your tongue numb?

Yes, but most likely only one side, as the trigeminal nerve and/or facial nerve do affect the sensations in the tongue.

What is the effect of flying with bells palsy?

Should have no effect. The air pressure difference shouldn't cause any complications.