Cause The Left Face Cannot Be Moved?
Hello … I have an earache to the back of my neck from Friday … This Monday, the left side of the face cannot be affected … I went to tht today … I was diagnosed with bell’s palsy … My question is whether I will control the doctor later or again neurologist only.
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Bell’s palsy is a disorder of the facial nerve on one side, so the face looks asymmetrical. This condition can appear suddenly and often the sufferer is worried that he has a stroke because the symptoms are the same, paralysis, even though the two are different. Bell's palsy is also only temporary and is limited to facial nerves. While nerve regeneration in stroke is difficult to return to normal and paralysis is not only limited to the face but also in the limbs because the location of the abnormalities in the stroke is located in the brain.
The case of bell's palsy actually does not have to reach the neurologist because the treatment can be handled by general practitioners. But if you choose between an ENT doctor and a neurologist, then the neurologist is more competent to handle this bell's palsy. The case of bell's palsy itself competency level is included in category 4A, namely general practitioners can diagnose, and perform management independently and thoroughly. The treatment itself includes administration of corticosteroids which are gradually reduced to 10 days, giving antivirals, then administering neutotropic vitamins such as vitamine B complex and rehabilitation of facial muscles with physiotherapy. With routine treatment, improvement generally occurs in bell's palsy patients. Of course, many factors affect his healing. So that the treatment obtained must be followed by the dose accompanied by facial muscle exercises. I hope this helps.