Facial paralysis


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  • Sunday, 23 Jan 2005

BELL'S palsy is a form of temporary facial paralysis resulting from damage or trauma to one of the two facial nerves. Bell’s palsy causes the facial muscles to weaken or become paralysed. It is caused by trauma to the 7th cranial nerve, and is not permanent.  

Exactly what causes this damage, however, is not known. 

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