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I have been diagnosed with bells palsy. I am also experiencing a bad sore throat and trouble swallowing on the impacted side. Should I be alarmed?
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Dr. Emmanuel Yirenkyi
Internal Medicine
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In brief: No, may be unrelated
It is possible that this may be unrelated but it may also be a viral infection you had acquired earlier which might have triggered the bell's palsy.
There are theories linking some viruses to the disease so it may be possible that you acquired the viral illness prior to the onset of the bell's palsy.

In brief: No, may be unrelated
It is possible that this may be unrelated but it may also be a viral infection you had acquired earlier which might have triggered the bell's palsy.
There are theories linking some viruses to the disease so it may be possible that you acquired the viral illness prior to the onset of the bell's palsy.
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