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Varicella Zoster Virus, Herpes Zoster Oticus and Facial Palsy Mnemonic

We created this mnemonic to help generalist clinicians understand the differential signs to look out for when a patient presents with symptoms of Bell’s palsy.

May 14, 2018    ||    News Categories: General article  /    ||    Tags: ramsay hunt syndrome  /

Open letter to the Daily Mail 02/11/2017

Responding to a Daily Mail article dated 26 October 2017 which used unacceptable language to describe a person’s experience of Bell’s palsy in pregnancy.

November 2, 2017    ||    News Categories: General article  / General news  /    ||    Tags: daily mail  /

Can a tick bite paralyse your face?

Lyme disease cases are on the rise in the UK with an 3,000 estimated new cases reported each year by the NHS. Commonly mistaken for Bell’s palsy, it’s important health providers know the symptoms of Lyme disease.

August 1, 2017    ||    News Categories: General article  /

Don’t Blink and You’ll Miss It

For Facial Palsy Awareness Week, Karen Johnson writes about blinking and why when you lose the ability to blink it has such an impact on your life.

March 1, 2017    ||    News Categories: General article  /    ||    Tags: blink  / dry eye  /