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A 36-year-old female asked:

Had bell's palsy 3 months ago and face healed fine. i still have no reflex, sensitive hearing, numb tongue, reduce saliva. will it go away or perm?

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Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
It depends...: Most people who have Bell's palsy recover completely, without treatment, in 1 to 2 months.2 This is especially true for people who can still partly move their facial muscles. But a small number of people may have permanent muscle weakness or other problems on the affected side of the face. See your doctor for additional treatment options -Ropper AH, Samuels MA (2009). Diseases of the cranial ner

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