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What are the symptoms of Bell's palsy?

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The symptoms of Bell’s palsy tend to come on all of a sudden. You may go to bed one night feeling fine. But when you look in the mirror the next morning, you see that part of your face seems to be drooping.

Some people feel pain behind their ear 1-2 days before they notice any weakness. Others say that sounds seem much louder than normal in the days before they see any other symptoms.

From: What Are the Symptoms of Bell’s Palsy? WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 10/21/2018

SOURCES:

NIH, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: “Bell’s Palsy Fact Sheet.”

Merck Manual: “Bell Palsy.”

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

SOURCES:

NIH, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: “Bell’s Palsy Fact Sheet.”

Merck Manual: “Bell Palsy.”

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

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