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experienced severe pain in my right ear during flight journey,

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experienced severe pain in my right ear during flight journey, had cold and flu during that time. after two days, i was fine. after a month, i experienced facial paralysis of one side of face. visited neurologist doctor and he said it was bells palsy and asked me to take predisone and neurobion for a month. I have recovered from the paralysis now and doctor asked me to stop predisone and continue with neurobion for another 3 months. I feel the cause of my problem was due to some ear infection because i feel i have little cold in my throat and blocked nose for a long time.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.
Hi there.
Thank you for your question.
I will be helping you out with your queries.
Can you please let me know what exactly your question is?
Kindest Regards
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
What is the treatment for my condition ? Is there any complications as I am having headaches for last two days after I stopped the prednisone...
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.
For how long did you have prednisone and at what dose?
Did you stop all of a sudden or did you taper off slowly from prednisone?
Please let me know.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

02feb14 - Facial Paralysis noticed.


03feb14 - visited neurologist, One week methylpredisone injection to muscles, vitamin B injection to muscles.


10feb14 - visited neurologist, started three weeks predisone and neurobion tablets for 3 weeks.


03mar14 - visited neurologist, facial paralysis recovered. for next 3 months, only neurobion tablets.


 


But I feel as though my ears are partly blocked and right nose has been blocked, also have a husky voice. when i use the mobile, i feel a little uncomfortable to the ears.


 

Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
This is Dr. David

I see the other expert has opted out

bell's palsy facial paralysis is usually caused by a viral infection

sinus and ear infections can also be caused by viral infections.

so most likely a viral infection caused both your facial paralysis and your ear and sinus infection

so I bet you that the same viral infection which caused
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Dr.David, thank you for the information.


What kind of virus infection affects the ear and causes facial paralysis ?


What should i do now ?
Which specialist doctor should i meet ?


 

Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
many different types of viruses can cause facial paralysis and ear infections.

norovirus, cytomegalovirus, ebstein barr virus,

if your symptoms of facial paralysis has improved and your sinus and ear infection is better, then you don't need to see a specialist.

these are temporary infections. like a cold is a temporary viral infection.

just try to wash your hands as much as you can to keep from contracting viruses and infections.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you Doctor !

Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
you are welcome

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