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2.88% of the posts that mention Bell's Palsy also mention Shingles (394 posts)

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(Bell Palsy)
Bell's palsy is a form of facial paralysis resulting from a dysfunction of the cranial nerve VII (the facial nerve) that results in the inability to control facial muscles on the affected side. Several conditions can cause facial paralysis, e.g., brain tumor, stroke, and Lyme disease. However,... Read more on Wikipedia

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(Herpes zoster)
Herpes zoster (or simply zoster), commonly known as shingles and also known as zona, is a viral disease characterized by a painful skin rash with blisters in a limited area on one side of the body, often in a stripe. The initial infection with varicella zoster virus (VZV) cau... Read more on Wikipedia

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have had shingles twice but Valtrex wasn't available to me...
...shingles twice but Valtrex wasn't ...2 1/2 years ago I had bells palsy which is related to shingles.  I don't wish anyone to develop bells palsy, the effect...
prior to surgery.   There is literature that the shingles...
...med) for 5 days prior to surgery.   There is literature that the shingles virus might \"reside\" along the facial nerve.   The thought is to prevent it from...
I had the shingles vaccine, Zostavax, on October 28, 2013....
I had the shingles vaccine, Zostavax, on October 28, 2013. ...18, 2013 I was diagnosed with Bell's Palsy. I've had 3 weeks of ...would never have had the shingles...
to watch for signs of Bell's Palsy. My dad got shingles...
...(which is BF safe). Once you are on the meds for 10-14 days it should begin to go away. Since it is on your face, again if it is shingles, then you need to watch for signs of Bell's Palsy....
with that annoying itch and anti convulsants like neurotin...
...shingles at the same time; three yrs later... i have left over symptoms but doing so much better. nerves take forever and a day to heal, so be patient. some of us are left with phn, post herpetic n...
worry on that score.  As for your friend with Bell's Palsy...
...not immuno-suppressants.  When I had shingles I was put on prednisone and an anti-viral, so I wouldn't worry on that score.  As for your friend with Bell's Palsy, whatever the virus was...
herpes virus and Bell's palsy. She prescribed Valtrex...
...Bell's Palsy. The doctor at that time said there was no connection. This past spring, I had some sort of viral infection, which lasted 2-3 weeks after which I came down with Bell's Palsy...
as she feels the tingle and burn she needs to get on Zovirax...
...year and it sucks (had them for almost 25 years). There really isn't anything that soothes them She will most likely get them again and as soon as she feels the tingle and burn she needs to ge...
control. I called the hospital and was prescribed prednisone...
...Bell's Palsy like facial weakness. AN - the gift that keeps on giving... I had a translab on 12.11.09. Immediately post-op and for 8 days I had good facial strength on my surgery side - probably 9...
that turned into bigger spots. they gave me some acyclov...
...of herpes zoster along the nerve chain on the right side of my face.. it came on at the ear hole and progressed down to my chin. very itchy and clear fluid filled bumps that turned into bigger spot...