Bell’s Palsy

Also indexed as:Facial Nerve Palsy, Facial Paralysis
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When Bell’s palsy occurs, one side of the face becomes paralyzed, flat, and rigid; as a result, the other side (not paralyzed) may feel twisted and uncomfortable. The cause is not well-understood, but a person with these symptoms should be examined by a physician, to rule out other neurological problems. Although uncomfortable and disconcerting, this condition usually resolves itself in time, although it may take many months. For a remedy that suits the individual more specifically, see a homeopathic physician.

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