Treatment regimen for peripheral facial palsy

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A suitable treatment regimen will be a great help in treating cranial nerve 7 paralysis as it will help prevent the condition from worsen and recover the function of the face quickly. The article below will present to you the standardized medical regimen for peripheral facial palsy that you can check out for your condition.

Regimen for peripheral facial palsy
Regimen for peripheral facial palsy

Defining the cranial nerve 7 paralysis

Cranial nerve 7 paralysis, or peripheral facial palsy, or bell palsy is the malfunction of the entire facial muscle or half of them. The main reason is due to the damages to the facial nerve.

The most common sign of this is that half of the face is completely paralyzed, the mouth is asymmetrical, the eye on one side is unable to be fully closed, or the patient has ptosis.

According to the statistic, for every 1000 persons, 11 of them would have peripheral facial palsy.

Prof – Dr. Park Sung Yong analyzes the facial paralysis condition

Regimen for peripheral facial palsy

To come up with a regimen for peripheral facial palsy, we have to based on the cause of the condition. Before making out the treatment regimen, the doctors will diagnose and determine the reasons behind the problems to ensure that it has nothing to do with stroke.

Normally, a regimen for peripheral facial palsy would be as below:

Internal medicines

For peripheral facial palsy or bell palsy, the doctors tend to have their patients undergoing internal medicines as this will help to limit the risks of edema blood loss.

For this regimen for peripheral facial palsy, the doctors will mostly appoint high doses of corticoid (approximately 1mg prednisolone/kg) after knowing that the patient doesn’t have diabetes, peptic ulcer disease, or mental disorder.

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Aside from corticoid, the doctors can also ask their patient to take some antiviral medications as the cause of bell palsy is due to the invasion of viruses or back ear pain.

External medicines

Along with the development and the innovation of medical technology, the procedure for treating facial paralysis is more effective by the day. The most well-known one is facial paralysis surgery – a method that has restored the facial function of many patients with persistent bell palsy.

Microsurgery performed at Gangwhoo cosmetic hospital has, and will always bring about outstanding results. After undergoing surgery for 2 – 3 months, combining with physiotherapy, the normal function of the face will be improved by 80 – 90%, with significant changes in the mouth and the eyelid.

Facial paralysis surgery results at Gangwhoo cosmetic hospital

The husband takes her wife southward for the final hope after 10 years of unsuccessful facial palsy treatment

Take back the smile of a lady with persistent facial paralysis

She can finally put on her smile again after so many attempts of curing the condition

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Aside from facial paralysis surgery, acupuncture and physiotherapy are the other 2 popular methods used in treating peripheral bell palsy. The therapy will help to maintain the muscle strength of the face, avoiding muscle contracture to restore facial function.

In addition to that, you must also keep watch and take care of your eyes to protect the cornea. Remember to use eye drops frequently and cover the eyes when sleeping to avoid corneal inflammation

Complications of facial palsy

Treatment will only help to maximize the recovery, not treating the condition entirely. For some cases of persistent facial paralysis, the patient could have:

  • Eyes complications: conjunctivitis, corneal ulcer, etc.
  • Partial facial muscle contracture: This complication occurs in cases of severe cranial nerve 7 paralysis due to nerve trauma.
  • Involuntary contraction: The muscle in some areas will move involuntarily due to the movement of other muscles. One prime example of this is the mouth being pulled upward when closing the eyes.
  • Crocodile tears: This is a very rare side effect in which the patient will cry when eating.

How to prevent facial palsy

To avoid having facial paralysis, you need to keep these in mind:

  • Keep your body warm, especially the face when going out.
  • Avoid using air conditioners and not pointing the fan directly at your face while sleeping.
  • Maintain a healthy routine with a logical timetable and exercises.
  • Clean the ears, nose, and mouth carefully.
  • Eat beneficial products like vegetables and fruits. Avoid eating sugary, oily, or fried food.

This article has given you some detailed information about the treatment regimen for peripheral facial palsy that is being applied with outstanding results. We hope that you have gained some valuable information by reading it! If you still have any questions, message our fan page https://www.facebook.com/Gangwhoo-Surgery-Hospital-100314645658561 or leave a comment down below for further assistance.

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