News Categorised under: General article

A Trustee’s look back over the past year

A review of the year by Facial Palsy UK Trustee Mandy Brailsford, discussing how the pandemic affected the work of the charity and more.

February 28, 2021    ||    News Categories: General article  /

Care for dry eyes when using hand sanitiser during the coronavirus pandemic

Regular and thorough cleaning of hands has been advised since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is to prevent the transfer of the virus from hands on to surfaces which others may touch. Washing your hands with soap and water, as well as the use of alcohol-based hand sanitisers are both recommended. Hand sanitisers […]

July 28, 2020    ||    News Categories: General article  /    ||    Tags: covid-19  /

COVID-19, counselling and wearing a mask

Lorraine Thurston reflects on her previous work with Facial Palsy UK, and how in her new job wearing a mask has impacted the way she connects with people.

April 7, 2020    ||    News Categories: General article  /

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  /