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What is bells palsy? And what are the symptoms

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Dr. John Hoffmann
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Facial paralysis

Bell's palsy is weakness or paralysis of the facial muscles.
It is thought to be caused by a virus but it is important to rule out other causes such a tumor growth. Most people will regain normal facial movement with time but a few may have permanent weakness or spasms.

In brief: Facial paralysis

Bell's palsy is weakness or paralysis of the facial muscles.
It is thought to be caused by a virus but it is important to rule out other causes such a tumor growth. Most people will regain normal facial movement with time but a few may have permanent weakness or spasms.
Dr. John Hoffmann
Dr. John Hoffmann
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Dr. Ryan Stanton
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Bell's Palsy

Bell's palsy is a paralysis of the facial nerve.
Exact causes are rarely known, but it is thought to be a response to viral infections in some case. The symptoms are facial drooping on one side like a stroke, but unlike a stroke, there are no other symptoms and the forehead will droop also(it doesn't in strokes). It usually resolves on it's own over weeks to months. Rarely permanent.

In brief: Bell's Palsy

Bell's palsy is a paralysis of the facial nerve.
Exact causes are rarely known, but it is thought to be a response to viral infections in some case. The symptoms are facial drooping on one side like a stroke, but unlike a stroke, there are no other symptoms and the forehead will droop also(it doesn't in strokes). It usually resolves on it's own over weeks to months. Rarely permanent.
Dr. Ryan Stanton
Dr. Ryan Stanton
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