Bell's palsyBBell's palsyBell's palsyEnglishNeurologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Eyes;Mouth;MandibleNervesConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2010-05-07T04:00:00ZMark Feldman, MD, FRCPC7.0000000000000067.0000000000000750.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>An overview of the symptoms, causes and treatment of this sudden partial facial paralysis.</p><h2>What is Bell's palsy?</h2> <p>Bell's palsy is sudden loss of feeling and muscle control on one side of the face. While this condition is more common in adults, children and adolescents can have Bell's palsy. Usually, Bell's palsy goes away by itself within a few weeks or months. A very small number of children will have the symptoms for life. </p> <p>Bell's palsy can be mistaken for a stroke.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Bell's palsy is sudden partial facial paralysis. Usually the symptoms improve within a few weeks or months.</li> <li>If your child starts showing symptoms of Bell's palsy, see your child's doctor right away. </li> <li>Bell's palsy occurs when the nerve controlling facial muscles becomes inflamed or swollen. </li> <li>The cause of the swelling is a viral infection. </li> <li>Most children with Bell's palsy recover fully, with or without treatment.</li> </ul><h2>Signs and symptoms of Bell's palsy</h2> <p>The signs and symptoms of Bell's palsy come on unexpectedly. The most obvious sign of Bell's palsy is facial paralysis on one side of the face. In rare cases, both sides of the face are affected. Other signs and symptoms may include:</p> <ul> <li>mild weakness to total paralysis on one side of the face</li> <li>difficulty smiling or closing the eye on the affected side</li> <li>face appears to droop</li> <li>pain around the jaw</li> <li>pain near the ear on the affected side</li> <li>headache</li> <li>cannot taste food</li> <li>drooling</li> </ul> <p>If your child is showing some of these signs or symptoms, contact your child's doctor right away.</p><h2>Causes</h2> <p>Doctors believe Bell's palsy occurs when the nerve controlling facial muscles becomes inflamed or swollen. The inflamed nerve cannot do its job of sending messages to your child's facial muscles. Nerves that control tears, saliva and taste are also affected.</p> <p>The cause of the swelling is a viral infection. Most doctors believe the herpes simplex virus, the same infection that causes cold sores, triggers Bell's palsy. </p> <h2>Risk factors</h2> <p>Bell's palsy occurs more often in children who have diabetes or have a flu or cold.</p> <p>What a doctor can do to help your child </p> <p>Your child's doctor will examine your child and try to find out the cause of the facial paralysis. Your child's doctor may suggest medications or physical therapy. Most children with Bell's palsy recover fully, even without treatment.</p><h2>Treatment</h2> <p>Your child's doctor may prescribe corticosteroids to reduce the swelling of the facial nerve. The doctor may also prescribe an antiviral drug to stop the progress of the infection that caused the Bell's palsy. If your child cannot close their eye on the affected side, your doctor may prescribe an eye patch or eye drops.</p> <p>Surgery is rarely used to treat this condition.</p><h2>When to seek medical assistance</h2> <p>If your child is showing some of the signs or symptoms of Bell's palsy, contact your child's doctor right away. </p>
Paralysie de BellPParalysie de BellBell's palsyFrenchNeurologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Eyes;Mouth;MandibleNervesConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2010-05-07T04:00:00ZMark Feldman, MD, FRCPC7.0000000000000067.0000000000000750.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>Aperçu des symptômes, des causes et du traitement d’une paralysie faciale partielle d’apparition soudaine.</p><h2>Qu’est-ce que la paralysie de Bell?</h2> <p>La paralysie de Bell est une soudaine paralysie faciale et perte de contrôle des muscles faciaux. Si cette pathologie est plus fréquente chez les adultes, les enfants et les adolescents peuvent aussi être atteints. Habituellement, les symptômes s’améliorent au bout de quelques semaines ou quelques mois. Un très petit nombre d’enfants auront les symptômes toute leur vie. </p> <p>Les symptômes de la paralysie de Bell sont souvent interprétés à tort comme un accident vasculaire cérébral (AVC).</p><h2>À retenir​</h2> <ul> <li>La paralysie de Bell est une paralysie partielle et soudaine du visage. Habituellement, les symptômes disparaissent après quelques semaines ou quelques mois.</li> <li>Si votre enfant montre des signes et symptômes de la paralysie de Bell, consultez votre médecin immédiatement.</li> <li>La paralysie de Bell survient quand le nerf qui contrôle les muscles faciaux est enflammé ou enflé.</li> <li>Une infection virale est la cause de l’enflure.</li> <li>La plupart des enfants atteints de la paralysie de Bell s’en remettent entièrement, avec ou sans traitement.</li> </ul><h2>Signes et symptômes de la par​alysie de Bell</h2> <p>Les signes et symptômes de la paralysie de Bell se manifestent sans avertissement. Le signe le plus évident de la paralysie de Bell est une paralysie faciale d’un côté du visage. Dans de rares cas, la paralysie touche les deux côtés du visage. Voici d'autres signes et symptômes :</p> <ul> <li>peut aller d'une légère faiblesse à la paralysie totale d’un côté du visage;</li> <li>difficulté à sourire ou à fermer l’œil sur le côté touché;</li> <li>le visage semble s’affaisser;</li> <li>douleur autour de la mâchoire;</li> <li>douleur près de l’oreille au côté touché;</li> <li>maux de tête;</li> <li>incapacité à déterminer le goût des aliments;</li> <li>tenfdance à baver. </li> </ul> <p>Si votre enfant montre certains de ces signes ou symptômes, appelez immédiatement le médecin de votre enfant.</p><h2>Causes</h2> <p>Les médecins pensent que la paralysie de Bell survient quand le nerf qui contrôle les muscles faciaux est enflammé ou enflé. Le nerf enflammé ne peut plus faire son travail, qui est d’envoyer des messages aux muscles faciaux de votre enfant. Les nerfs qui contrôlent les larmes, la salive et le goût sont aussi touchés.</p> <p>Une infection virale est à l’origine de l’enflure. La plupart des médecins pensent aussi que c'est le virus de l'herpès simplex – la même infection qui donne des boutons de fièvre – qui déclenche la paralysie de Bell.</p> <h2>Facte​urs de risque</h2> <p>La paralysie de Bell survient le plus souvent chez les enfants atteints de diabète ou qui ont la grippe ou le rhume.</p> <p>Le médecin examinera votre enfant pour déterminer la cause de la paralysie faciale. Il pourrait suggérer des médicaments ou de la physiothérapie. La plupart des enfants atteints de paralysie de Bell se rétablissent entièrement, même sans traitement.</p><h2>Tr​aitement</h2> <p>Le médecin de votre enfant pourrait prescrire des corticostéroïdes pour réduire l’enflure du nerf facial. il pourrait aussi prescrire un médicament antiviral pour freiner la progression de l’infection qui a causé la paralysie de Bell. Si votre enfant ne peut pas fermer l’œil du côté paralysé, le médecin pourrait prescrire un pansement oculaire ou des gouttes pour les yeux.</p> <p>Il est rare que l’on procède à une opération pour traiter cette pathologie.</p><h2>Quand con​sulter un médecin</h2> <p>Si votre enfant montre des signes et symptômes de la paralysie de Bell, consultez votre médecin immédiatement.</p>

 

 

Bell's palsy850.000000000000Bell's palsyBell's palsyBEnglishNeurologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Eyes;Mouth;MandibleNervesConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2010-05-07T04:00:00ZMark Feldman, MD, FRCPC7.0000000000000067.0000000000000750.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>An overview of the symptoms, causes and treatment of this sudden partial facial paralysis.</p><h2>What is Bell's palsy?</h2> <p>Bell's palsy is sudden loss of feeling and muscle control on one side of the face. While this condition is more common in adults, children and adolescents can have Bell's palsy. Usually, Bell's palsy goes away by itself within a few weeks or months. A very small number of children will have the symptoms for life. </p> <p>Bell's palsy can be mistaken for a stroke.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Bell's palsy is sudden partial facial paralysis. Usually the symptoms improve within a few weeks or months.</li> <li>If your child starts showing symptoms of Bell's palsy, see your child's doctor right away. </li> <li>Bell's palsy occurs when the nerve controlling facial muscles becomes inflamed or swollen. </li> <li>The cause of the swelling is a viral infection. </li> <li>Most children with Bell's palsy recover fully, with or without treatment.</li> </ul><h2>Signs and symptoms of Bell's palsy</h2> <p>The signs and symptoms of Bell's palsy come on unexpectedly. The most obvious sign of Bell's palsy is facial paralysis on one side of the face. In rare cases, both sides of the face are affected. Other signs and symptoms may include:</p> <ul> <li>mild weakness to total paralysis on one side of the face</li> <li>difficulty smiling or closing the eye on the affected side</li> <li>face appears to droop</li> <li>pain around the jaw</li> <li>pain near the ear on the affected side</li> <li>headache</li> <li>cannot taste food</li> <li>drooling</li> </ul> <p>If your child is showing some of these signs or symptoms, contact your child's doctor right away.</p><h2>Causes</h2> <p>Doctors believe Bell's palsy occurs when the nerve controlling facial muscles becomes inflamed or swollen. The inflamed nerve cannot do its job of sending messages to your child's facial muscles. Nerves that control tears, saliva and taste are also affected.</p> <p>The cause of the swelling is a viral infection. Most doctors believe the herpes simplex virus, the same infection that causes cold sores, triggers Bell's palsy. </p> <h2>Risk factors</h2> <p>Bell's palsy occurs more often in children who have diabetes or have a flu or cold.</p> <p>What a doctor can do to help your child </p> <p>Your child's doctor will examine your child and try to find out the cause of the facial paralysis. Your child's doctor may suggest medications or physical therapy. Most children with Bell's palsy recover fully, even without treatment.</p><h2>Treatment</h2> <p>Your child's doctor may prescribe corticosteroids to reduce the swelling of the facial nerve. The doctor may also prescribe an antiviral drug to stop the progress of the infection that caused the Bell's palsy. If your child cannot close their eye on the affected side, your doctor may prescribe an eye patch or eye drops.</p> <p>Surgery is rarely used to treat this condition.</p><h2>What you can do to help your child</h2> <p>Your child may have trouble eating, bathing or blinking. Also, the sudden paralysis can be a difficult condition to adapt to, especially in the classroom. Other children can be cruel, curious or critical.</p> <p>Tell your child that the condition will not last and they will likely recover fully in a few months. If you feel it is needed, ask your child's teacher to teach your child's classmates about the condition. A school nurse could also come into the class to explain. At home, give your child love and support. Your child's self-esteem may be low.</p> <p>There are other ways you can help your child with Bell's palsy:</p> <h3>Protect the eye that cannot close</h3> <p>You may need to remind your child to manually close the affected eye to prevent irritation. Also, you may need to apply lubricating eye drops several times a day. Glasses, eye patches or sunglasses can protect the eye. </p> <h3>Monitor the pain</h3> <p><a href="/Article?contentid=62&language=English">Acetaminophen</a> or <a href="/Article?contentid=153&language=English">ibuprofen</a> can be used to treat any ear or jaw pain. DO NOT give your child <a href="/Article?contentid=77&language=English">ASA (acetylsalicylic acid)</a>. Applying a moist washcloth may help relieve some of the pain in your child's face.</p> <h3>Carry out physical therapy exercises</h3> <p>Encourage your child to practice exercises directed by your child's physical therapist.</p><h2>When to seek medical assistance</h2> <p>If your child is showing some of the signs or symptoms of Bell's palsy, contact your child's doctor right away. </p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/bells_palsy.jpgBell's palsy

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