Bell's Palsy (Idiopathic Facial Paralysis)

About- Bell's palsy also called idiopathic facial paralysis causes sudden, temporary weakness in facial muscles mostly affects one side of the face.
 
Symptoms-

 Sudden paralysis/weakness in one side of the face
 Facial droop
 Difficulty making facial expressions, such as closing eye or smiling
 Muscle twitches in the face
 Drooling
 Pain around the jaw or in or behind the ear
 Increased sensitivity to sound
 Headache
 A decrease in ability to taste
 Difficulty eating and drinking
 Changes in the amount of tears and saliva
 Dry eye and mouth
 Irritation of the eye 

Causes-
The exact reason why
Bell's palsy happens is unclear. It may result when a virus inflames the nerve. The viruses/bacteria that have been linked to this disease include:
 Herpes simplex, which causes cold sores and genital herpes
 HIV
 Sarcoidosis, which causes organ inflammation
 Herpes zoster virus, which causes chickenpox and shingles
 Epstein-Barr virus, which causes mononucleosis
 Lyme disease
 Cytomegalovirus
 Mumps virus
 Influenza B
 Hand-foot-and-mouth disease (coxsackie virus) 

Specialists to Visit

 Physiotherapist
 Neurologist

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References-
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.nhs.uk
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com

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