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July 12, 2013

Singer Carnie Phillips Suffered from Bell's Palsy

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In March 2013, singer Carnie Phillips (of the Wilson Phillips) revealed that she suffered from a sudden left facial paralysis due to a condition known as Bell's Palsy.

Through a series of tweets, it was apparent that it came fast and started improving within a week.

Thought to be due to a viral infection of the facial nerve, it is commonly treated with prednisone with or without an anti-viral antibiotic (ie, valtrex). For most patients, full recovery occurs, but in some, normal facial movement is never regained.

For more info on facial paralysis, click here.

Carnie Wilson of Wilson Phillips reveals she has Bell's palsy. LA Times 3/19/13
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Dr. Christopher Chang is a private practice otolaryngology, head & neck surgeon specializing in the treatment of problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. Located in Warrenton, VA about 45 minutes west of Washington DC, he also provides inhalant allergy testing/treatment, hearing tests, and dispenses hearing aids. He is also the chief medical officer of O2Labz, a medical and scientific 3D animation company.Google+ Christopher Chang, MD Bio

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