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What cause facial nerve not to function thereby causing numbness on one side of the face and swelling of the face , lips , excruciating eye pain both?

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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Virus or other cause: Facial nerve paralysis or paresis is also called a facial nerve palsy. It can be caused by a viral infection, but the cause is often unknown. If it persists for longer than one day, you should see your primary doctor immediately

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Last updated Oct 28, 2016

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