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Can you tell me what is bell's palsy? How long does it last and how is it treated?

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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
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In brief: Bell's palsy

Bell's palsy is an idiopathic unilateral weakness of the facial musculature.
It typically resolves over weeks or months. It is often treated with oral steroidal and antiviral meds.

In brief: Bell's palsy

Bell's palsy is an idiopathic unilateral weakness of the facial musculature.
It typically resolves over weeks or months. It is often treated with oral steroidal and antiviral meds.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Believed to be viral in nature. Self limiting disorder and typically resolves over time but steroids can be helpful
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Facial nerve droop

Bell's palsy is a paralysis of the facial nerve on 1 side of the face that will normally cause drooping of the side of the mouth.
The facial nerve controls moement of the mouth, cheek and eyelid. The paralysis is noticeable. Sometimes it will resolve rapidly and easily or with steroid treatment. It can also sometimes be permanent.

In brief: Facial nerve droop

Bell's palsy is a paralysis of the facial nerve on 1 side of the face that will normally cause drooping of the side of the mouth.
The facial nerve controls moement of the mouth, cheek and eyelid. The paralysis is noticeable. Sometimes it will resolve rapidly and easily or with steroid treatment. It can also sometimes be permanent.
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Dr. Sheila Goodman
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