What Is Bell’s Palsy?
Bell's palsy, also known as acute peripheral facial palsy of unknown cause, can occur at any age. The exact cause is unknown. It's believed to be the result of swelling and inflammation of the nerve that controls the muscles on one side of your face. Or it might be a reaction that occurs after a viral infection.
What Causes Bell’s Palsy?
It's often related to having a viral infection
What Are the Symptoms of Bell’s Palsy?
• Rapid onset of mild weakness to total paralysis on one side of your face
• Facial droop and difficulty making facial expressions, such as closing your eye or smiling
• Pain around the jaw or in or behind your ear on the affected side
• Increased sensitivity to sound on the affected side
• Headache / A loss of taste
• Changes in the amount of tears and saliva you produce