Bell’s Palsy by Dr S. Chidambaranathan B.H.M.S, M.D Homeopathy Doctor Madurai (Treatment avail for all people around the world)
Bell’s palsy may differ from person to person depending upon the intensity of suffering. Most often, it occurs abruptly and sometimes in a slow pace (over a period of days). It can be temporary or permanent depending upon care and approach.
- Weakness, altered sensations and loss of functions on one side of the face
- Feeling numbness or tingling or fine needle pricks in paralysed area (especially cheek and lips)
- Pain around ear with altered feeling in hearing loudness
- Facial grimaces will be lost
- Loss of naso labial furrow (fold between nose and upper lip)
- Affected side mouth corner droops – other side corner suffers pull to normal side
- Cannot blow cheek or whistle (air will leak through improper closure of lips)
- Unable to close eyes completely in affected side
- Affected side eye will roll up behind eye lids while attempting to close eyes (natural compensatory mechanism to protect pupil – Bell’s Phenomena)
- Difficulty in eating or drinking (foods get accumulated between cheek and jaw in affected side)
- Disturbances / altered taste especially in front 2/3 part
- Difficulty in speech
- Secretion of saliva and tears may be lowered
- Twitching of facial muscles during healing process / restoration of functions.
- Giddiness and loss of balance when it involves 8th cranial nerve also.
- Due to loss of blinking (closure of eyelids), tears cannot be spread all over the eye – also tears secreted will be streaming down from inner canthi due to sagging lower eyelid.
- Corneal ulcerations and Keratitis – in severe case vision loss
- Permanent disfigurement of face
- Loss of perfect facial expressions
- Depression with disfigurement of face
- Blinking of eyes while attempting to smile
- Streaming down tears while chewing or speaking (the sufferer will be thought to be crying)
- Twitching of facial muscles, especially the corners of the mouth, while speaking or trying to show a facial expression
- Tongue fissures due to lack of saliva
- Loss of taste and disgust for food.
- Sitting near the air-conditioner
- Riding in the window seats with open windows
- Ear plug while travelling in the open
- Warm water to take bath
Eye care – it is better to
- Close the eye (by pulling eye lid manually and tape it or tie it with ribbon) at night to avoid dryness and infection
- Use artificial tears to combat dryness
- Close down the affected eye once in a while when feeling dry to spread tears
- Wear glasses while riding
Bell’s palsy can go off (get cured) on of its own over time. Commonly, it gets resolved partially over a period of three weeks, sometimes it may take six months to one year. To rule out the possibility of permanent damage or disfigurement or complications or residual sufferings, it is better to address the problem in the start-up itself. After (wasting) one year, hope of getting betterment will be very little.
Homeopathy can really do wonders in case of nervous disorders. Homeopathy will make one raise one’s eyebrows by its treatment of Bell’s palsy with its fast action in rejuvenating nerves. In Homeopathy, if sufferers happen to take care of complaints in the start-up itself with the right medicine, then the start-up of Bell’s palsy can be halted and prevented. Also, Homeopathy can terminate Bell’s palsy at the earliest by stimulating the affected nerve to regain its normal functions. Here one should be aware that Homeopathy medicines act through sensitive nerves in the tongue.