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What are some causes of bell's palsy?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
6 doctors agree

In brief: Facial palsy

One of the most common triggers today of bell's palsy is lyme disease.

In brief: Facial palsy

One of the most common triggers today of bell's palsy is lyme disease.
Dr. Joel Selter
Dr. Joel Selter
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Dr. Martin Raff
The mantra is that in this day and age, Bell's palsy is Lyme disease until proven otherwise.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Bell's Palsy

Causes include viral infections, medications, trauma, environmental factors, and metabolic or emotional disorders, thus suggesting that stress - emotional stress, environmental stress (e.
g., cold), physical stress (e.g., trauma) - in short, a host of different conditions, may trigger bell's palsy.

In brief: Bell's Palsy

Causes include viral infections, medications, trauma, environmental factors, and metabolic or emotional disorders, thus suggesting that stress - emotional stress, environmental stress (e.
g., cold), physical stress (e.g., trauma) - in short, a host of different conditions, may trigger bell's palsy.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. John Hoffmann
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Unknown

The exact cause of bell's palsy is unknown but it is thought that it may be due to a viral infection of the facial nerve.

In brief: Unknown

The exact cause of bell's palsy is unknown but it is thought that it may be due to a viral infection of the facial nerve.
Dr. John Hoffmann
Dr. John Hoffmann
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