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What are the most common symptoms of bell's palsy?
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Amanda Xi
General Practice
6 doctors agree
In brief: 1/2 face weak
Common symptoms of bell's palsy include: an eyebrow that sags on one side, drooping of an eye, drooping of a corner of the mouth, or an eye that will not close completely.
It is caused by the nerve that controls the muscles of the face gets damaged or doesn't work properly, which may be because of inflammation or viral infection. See your physician if you suspect that you have bell's palsy.

In brief: 1/2 face weak
Common symptoms of bell's palsy include: an eyebrow that sags on one side, drooping of an eye, drooping of a corner of the mouth, or an eye that will not close completely.
It is caused by the nerve that controls the muscles of the face gets damaged or doesn't work properly, which may be because of inflammation or viral infection. See your physician if you suspect that you have bell's palsy.
Amanda Xi
Amanda Xi
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Dr. John Hoffmann
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Facial weakness
Bells palsy refers only to weakness or paralysis of the muscles of the face.
The exact cause is unknown but it may be due to a viral infection in the facial nerve.

In brief: Facial weakness
Bells palsy refers only to weakness or paralysis of the muscles of the face.
The exact cause is unknown but it may be due to a viral infection in the facial nerve.
Dr. John Hoffmann
Dr. John Hoffmann
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Dr. Yo-El Ju
Neurology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Weakness
Weakness of half of the face is the classic symptom of bell palsy.
This includes slowness of blinking, decreased expression (such as "smiling" or "growling"), or drooling, all on one side of the face. Depending on the location of the palsy, too-loud noises and lack of taste sensation on the same side may result.

In brief: Weakness
Weakness of half of the face is the classic symptom of bell palsy.
This includes slowness of blinking, decreased expression (such as "smiling" or "growling"), or drooling, all on one side of the face. Depending on the location of the palsy, too-loud noises and lack of taste sensation on the same side may result.
Dr. Yo-El Ju
Dr. Yo-El Ju
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