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What is Bell's palsy?

Bell's palsy is a sudden weakness, drooping or paralysis of some of the facial muscles. It usually occurs on one side of the face. Although the symptoms can be similar to those in a stroke, Bell's palsy is not a stroke.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 19 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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