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Erb’s Palsy Symptoms At Birth

Erbs PalsyErb’s palsy is the result of injury or stretching of a cluster of nerves found near the shoulder and upper rib cage. Also known as brachial plexus injury, Erb’s palsy affects the nerves that control movement in the hand and arm. For every 1,000 babies born in the United States, 1 or 2 will develop this condition. Neuritis symptoms of Erb’s palsy in infants include being able to move the fingers of one hand but not the shoulder, partial or complete paralysis of the limb, and loss of feeling.

Bell’s Palsy Causes And Remedies

Bells PalsyThere are about 40,000 cases of Bell’s palsy reported annually in the United States. Bell’s palsy usually affects just one side of the face. If the nerve that controls muscles of the face is inflamed or damaged, one side of the face may droop, it may be difficult to blink or close the eye, and the person may be temporarily unable to move one side of the mouth. Drooling, tearing of the affected eye, and twitching are other symptoms.