Bell's palsy in a 16 year old girl?
16 yr old girl.Bell's palsy twice in 4 months.Treated with anti-virals,steroids and hyperbaric(latter,my choice).Still shows intermittent signs of facial weakness.One point of interest sibs has chicken pox when she was 5 weeks old!
I am 52 and last year I got Bell's Palsy. I was told nothing caused it and it would go away on its own.... not very hopefull.
I know this has to be hard for a teen, but what can you do....
anyway, Bell's Palsy was a paralysis of the facial nervesso maybe vitamin B-12 can help. As I understand it, B-12 fortifies your nerves. Ask your Dr. or check on line the effects of B-12.
I too had this last year - I still get the odd twinge.
My doctor says no-one knows what causes it, but it could be related to stress.
I can understand how horrible this must have been for a 16 year old - and as I understand it, it can re-occur many times.
The one thing my doctor noted was that ear infections or problems with the ear seem to occur at the same time...
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