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Department of Medicine by the Institute of Neurology Suggest if weak Half face, crooked face, eyes closed, eyes crooked, water flowing at the corners of the mouth. And may not speak clearly Abnormal taste in tongue, headache, tinnitus in one or both ears, difficulty drinking, slurred speech As a result of abnormal seventh cranial nerve

 

Crooked mouth or half-face (Bell's palsy)

Dr. Somsak Akasil, Director-General of the slotxo Medical Department, revealed that Bell's palsy is a condition in which one of the facial muscles weakens or causes temporary paralysis. It is caused by inflammation of the facial nerve. The exact cause of the nerve inflammation cannot be determined. But may be likely from viral infection that causes the condition of the mouth crooked, such as snake disease, swastika, etc. It is the result of the seventh pair of facial nerves or cranial nerves located on each face that supports facial muscle movements such as smiling, frowning, or closing your eyes as well as feeling the taste from the tongue and passing it on to the brain Inflammation affects the taste, production of tears, and the salivary glands.

 

 

People who are at risk for Bell's palsy (Bell's palsy)

Mouth crooked is a health problem that occurs immediately. And it usually occurs within 48 hours by people who are at risk of developing a lip crunch such as pregnant women. Especially those who are very pregnant Or after delivery within 1 week, patients with diabetes, upper respiratory tract infections such as the flu

 

 

Symptoms of Bell's palsy

Female Doctor Tasanee Tantiritsak Deputy Medical Director Institute of Neurology Added that Patients will have the following symptoms.

 

Muscle weakness in the half of the face Distort the face

 

I can't close my eyes

 

There is water flowing at the corner of the mouth.

 

May not speak clearly

 

Abnormal taste of the tongue

 

Headache

 

One ear heard a loud sound.

 

Difficulty drinking

 

 

Therefore, patients should see a doctor when symptoms are needed for immediate treatment. Consists of drug treatment This will allow the patient to recover faster than before.

 

 

Treatment for Bell's palsy

The treatment of Bell's palsy is divided into two main methods:

 

Physical therapy, such as nerve stimulation Or face massage Help reduce muscle stiffness

 

Surgery

 

Preventing Bell's palsy

Dizziness or half-face distortion There is no clear defense method yet. Since the inflammation of the facial nerve is usually rapid and severe, most patients recover within weeks to months. But there are some patients who may return to normal, lower or take longer periods such as the elderly, diabetic patients. Immunocompromised patients People who drink alcohol regularly



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