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Can bell's palsy be caused by stress?

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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

Although stress can cause the immune system to not work as well and this might lead to an increased incidence of viral illnesses, stress by itself does not cause bell's palsy.

In brief: No

Although stress can cause the immune system to not work as well and this might lead to an increased incidence of viral illnesses, stress by itself does not cause bell's palsy.
Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
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Dr. Babak Azizzadeh
Facial Plastic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: No.

http://www.facialparalysisinstitute.
com/5/bellpalsy.html stress is an unlikely trigger of bell's palsy. A common cause of bell's palsy is the reactivation of a herpes virus. It's important to speak with a facial plastic surgeon to gain a better understanding of what may be causing you trouble.

In brief: No.

http://www.facialparalysisinstitute.
com/5/bellpalsy.html stress is an unlikely trigger of bell's palsy. A common cause of bell's palsy is the reactivation of a herpes virus. It's important to speak with a facial plastic surgeon to gain a better understanding of what may be causing you trouble.
Dr. Babak Azizzadeh
Dr. Babak Azizzadeh
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