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When do you start to feel better and recover from Bell's palsy symptoms?

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Symptoms of Bell’s palsy can come on suddenly. Facial weakness and drooping reach their peak within a day or two. Most people start to feel better in a couple of weeks. Full recovery can take 3 months, though it can take longer for some people. Rarely, symptoms of Bell’s palsy can be permanent.

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

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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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