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Describe the features of bell's palsy.?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Bell's palsy

Bell's palsy is the term for a disturbance of the facial nerve to the muscles of one side of the face.
Most are spontaneous and rapid in onset. The cause is presumed to be viral mostly. The nerve swells in its narrow bony outlet and loses function. That side of the face droops - eye lids and mouth with visual and eating disturbance.Have immediate evaluation by your doctor

In brief: Bell's palsy

Bell's palsy is the term for a disturbance of the facial nerve to the muscles of one side of the face.
Most are spontaneous and rapid in onset. The cause is presumed to be viral mostly. The nerve swells in its narrow bony outlet and loses function. That side of the face droops - eye lids and mouth with visual and eating disturbance.Have immediate evaluation by your doctor
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. John Hoffmann
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Facial paralysis

Bell's palsy is a condition that includes facial muscle weakness or paralysis.
It is thought to be caused by a viral infection in the facial nerve. It varies widely in severity and duration.

In brief: Facial paralysis

Bell's palsy is a condition that includes facial muscle weakness or paralysis.
It is thought to be caused by a viral infection in the facial nerve. It varies widely in severity and duration.
Dr. John Hoffmann
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