What is Bell’s Palsy?

Also known as: facial palsy, facial paralysis

Bell’s palsy is a sudden unexplained episode of weakness or paralysis of part of the face muscles, usually on one side, that can occur at any age. It usually gets worse (for a few days) before it gets better,  Full recovery can take weeks to many months and itis rarely permanent.


Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP

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