Bell’s palsy is a condition in which the muscles on one side of your face become weak or paralyzed. It affects only one side of the face at a time, causing it to droop or become stiff on that side, it may also affect saliva and tear production, and the sense of taste. It also known as facial palsy.
CAUSES AND RISK FACORS:
It commonly affects people aged 15-60. Bell’s palsy affects men and women equally. Individuals who have diabetes or upper respiratory diseases and pregnant women especially during the third trimester are more prone to bell’s palsy.
Most doctors believe that it occurs due to damage to the facial nerve, which causes swelling. This nerve passes through a narrow, bony area within the skull. When the nerve swells, even a little bit , it pushes against the skull’s hard surface. This affects how well the nerve works.
- There is sudden onset of symptoms. Sudden paralysis/weakness in one side of the face.
- Drooping of face.
- Some people feel pain behind their ear 1-2 days before they notice any weakness.
- Difficult or impossible to close one of the eyelids.
- Irritation in the eye because it does not blink and becomes too dry.
- Changes in the amount of tears the eye produces.
- Drooling from one side of the mouth. The amount of saliva produced changes.
Homeopathic treatment for Bell’s palsy is safe and reliable and it helps in treating condition without any side effects. Following are the best homeopathic remedies for bell’s palsy.
ACONITE is indicated in acute cases of Bell’s palsy occurs after exposure to cold air. There is numbness or tingling on the affected side of face. The cold feeling on the affected side of face.
Causticum is indicated for longstanding chronic cases of facial paralysis with the history of cold air exposure. It is also indicated when bell’s palsy occur due to suppressed erruptions.
Hypericum is indicated when facial paralysis occur due to injury to nerve. Tingling, numbness or burning sensation on the affected side of the face is experienced by the patient.
Ignitia is indicated when Bell’s palsy occur following grief. There is frequent biting inside of cheeks while talking or swallowing. Mouth is filled with excess of saliva.
While, cadmium sulph is best suited to those patients where bell’s palsy arise due to apoplexy.
Belladonna right-sided; dilated pupils, flushed face; grimace; pain comes and goes quickly; pressure, stabbing pain comes and goes in a few seconds; cycles every few seconds. Facial neuralgia with twitching muscles and flushed face.