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How do physicians diagnose bell s palsy vs stroke?

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Dr. Sanjay Kumar
Internal Medicine

In brief: Scary

Yes, it can be alarming.
Isolated paralysis of crania nerve 7 leading to one-sided facial paralysis is bell's palsy. Stroke rarely causes just this. There may be recent or remote history of cold sore or herpetic gingivostomatitis with bell's.

In brief: Scary

Yes, it can be alarming.
Isolated paralysis of crania nerve 7 leading to one-sided facial paralysis is bell's palsy. Stroke rarely causes just this. There may be recent or remote history of cold sore or herpetic gingivostomatitis with bell's.
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