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A 35-year-old female asked:

I do get a droopy face on my left side on a regular basis but not the jaw pain. it's become unbearable. please help?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Neonatology 37 years experience
Sounds like Bells Palsy - this is a viral infection that can leave your face that way permanently, but with physical and occupational therapy can improve over time. No one is certain why it occurs, but it may be caused by herpes simplex, a virus that causes cold sores, which can be treated with Acyclovir or Valcyclovir.
Dr. John Mcmahan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 49 years experience
You should see an otologist if your issue persists - some patients need high-dose steroids and a small percentage require surgery.
Last updated Mar 7, 2021

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