Bell Palsy Topic Guide
Bell's Palsy: Bell's palsy is the sudden weakness of one side of the face. It is often temporary and may be triggered by stress, trauma, fever, tooth extractions, or viral illness. Bell's palsy resolves on its own. Medication and/or electrostimulation may be used to ease symptoms or shorten the course of the attack.
Shingles Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. Initially, the virus causes chickenpox. The virus remains dormant in the body until the virus is reactivated by a trigger such as stress, fatigue, cancer, radiation treatments, injury, HIV/AIDS, or a weakened immune system. Symptoms include pain in a broad band on one side of the body, fever, chills, headache, itching, and a red, raised rash. Treatment may incorporate pain medication, applying cool compresses, and avoiding skin-to-skin contact with others.