Bell's Palsy is a weakness or partial paralysis on one side of the face that results from dysfunction of the cranial nerve that is a facial nerve. This causes inability to control facial muscles on the affected side, the condition develops suddenly. The actual cause is not clear, but most cases are registered due to viral infection. Bell's palsy is common in men and women equally usually occur between 10 to 40 years caused due to sudden facial weakness.
Some of the symptoms of Bell's Palsy:
Sudden weakness or paralysis on one side of the face
Eye disorders as dry eye or excess tearing
Losing ability to taste
Pain in the ear
Numbness on the affected side of the face
High sensitivity to sound
When should you consult a doctor?
Consult a doctor if you have signs of sudden paralysis on one side of the face. The doctor may start immediate treatment and medication. Read more »