Facial nerve disorders are a group of issues leading to facial nerve damage when facial muscles droop or become weak. Facial paralysis is the most obvious outcome of the facial nerve disorders. This paralysis usually happens on just one side of the face and can be caused due to injury or trauma, head or neck tumour, stroke or even infection of the facial nerves. The symptoms include facial pain, headache or dizziness, earache, inability to speak or express, tearing or eye or dryness of eyes and mouth.
HOW IS FACIAL NERVE DISORDERS DIAGNOSED?
A general physician will need to be consulted when the above symptoms are experienced. The doctor may ask you to twitch your muscles, lift your eyebrows, smile or frown to analyse your condition well. Tests such as electromyography, imaging scans and blood tests will help you diagnose the condition right.
HOW IS FACIAL NERVE DISORDERS TREATED?
If the patient has problem of the eyelids drooping facial surgery along with some static techniques will be employed to correct the situation. The ENT specialist will work on ensuring that there is no nasal block and normal breathing is not affected. Some Internal medicines will also be prescribed.
DID YOU KNOW?
In some cases, homeopathy proves to be highly effective in preventing this problem from spreading and treating the same too.