Bell's Palsy


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Facial muscles affected by Bell's palsy

Bell's palsy causes paralysis or weakness of the muscles on one side of the face. It results from facial nerve paralysis that causes the affected side of the face to appear flat, expressionless, or droopy. Taste sensation and tear or saliva production can also be affected.

ByHealthwise Staff

Primary Medical Reviewer Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine

Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine

Specialist Medical Reviewer Colin Chalk, MD, CM, FRCPC - Neurology

Current as ofOctober 9, 2017

Current as of: October 9, 2017

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Colin Chalk, MD, CM, FRCPC - Neurology