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May 2022

What Is Bell’s Palsy?

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Bell’s Palsy is a condition whereby a lesion (damaged/wounded) facial nerve number 7 results in a condition called flaccid paralysis (a weakness or reduced muscle tone) of the muscles in the face that are used for facial expression on the same side of the damaged or wounded nerve. This weakness causes one side of the face to droop and may also affect your sense of taste and also in how you produce saliva and tears.   The cause of Bell’s Palsy is not entirely understood however some scientists believe that a viral or common cold virus is some form of inflammation…

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