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Bell's Palsy: Is a paralysis of the facial muscles on one side of the face. You will see drooping of one side of the face, involving the forehead. It can last up to 6 months, average time being about a month or so. If you have weakness of an arm or leg along with the facial droop, or difficulty speaking, it is indicative of a stroke, which is far more serious. In that case, go to the ER. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Check your eye often: Any treatment of the bell's palsy itself would depend on the underlying cause. In any case of bell's palsy, however, the eye must be checked regularly by an ophthalmologist to make sure it is not being damaged. Artificial tears and/or gels are usually needed to keep the eye adequately lubricated. ...Read more
I have bellspalsy it's caused by a virus could it be measles virus even though I was vaccinated in the 7o's?
Probably not measles: Bell Palsy may be caused by herpes, chicken pox virus, Lyme disease, syphilis, Epstein-Barr virus, cytomegalovirus, human immunodeficiency virus [HIV], common cold viruses, or mycoplasma. It can also be caused by inflammation alone, or small blood vessel problems from diabetes or high blood pressure. ...Read more