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What might you notice before the onset of Bell's palsy?

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The symptoms of Bell’s palsy tend to come on all of a sudden. Usually one side of your face may look droopy. You also might notice that:

  • You can’t close your eyelid or blink
  • Your eye waters more or less than usual
  • You drool
  • Chewing is difficult
  • You can’t taste things well
  • Your face twitches
  • You have pain or numbness behind your ear

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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