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Learn more about Bell's palsy

Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is bell's palsy?

Characterized by sudden weakness or paralysis of the facial muscles. It's usually temporary and occurs on one side of the face. The exact cause is unknown, but believed to be due to swelling and inflammation of the nerve controlling the muscles of the face or viral infection. This condition can anyone. Pregnant women, those with lung infections and those with a family history of the condition are at higher risk.

Symptoms of bell's palsy

  • Difficulty in closing eyes on one side

  • Drooling from one side of the mouth

  • Forehead moves differently on one side

  • Abnormalities in sense of taste

  • Sounds are heard louder than usual

  • Facial pain

  • The first symptom was pain around the ears or at the back of my head

Questions your doctor may ask to check for bell's palsy

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose bell's palsy

  • Are you unable to blink one of your eyes?

  • Do you drool liquid from one side of your mouth when drinking?

  • Do you have difficulty frowning on one side?

  • Have you felt your sense of taste has changed recently?

  • Do you hear echoing sounds in your ears or in your head?

Treatment for bell's palsy

Most people with Bell's Palsy recover with treatment. Doctors may prescribe medication to reduce pain and inflammation, or to treat underlying infection.

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