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Bell's palsy in a 16 year old girl?

  1. itakins profile image84
    itakinsposted 8 years ago

    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!

  2. ms. sandra profile image48
    ms. sandraposted 8 years ago


    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.

    Good Luck!

  3. SimeyC profile image96
    SimeyCposted 8 years ago

    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...

  4. RNMSN profile image90
    RNMSNposted 8 years ago

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Bells-Palsy-Wha … Contracted
    I know itakins saw this but remembered I was suposed to post my answer here as well...