Bell’s palsy is a paralysis or weakness of muscle on one side of the face that occurs from nerve damage. It is likely caused by a viral infection. Sudden occurring symptoms include twitching on one side of the face, a drooping eyelid or corner of the mouth on one side, drooling, dry eye and affected taste buds. Bell’s Palsy generally resolves naturally after a period of time but treatments to alleviate symptoms include medication, anti-inflammatory drugs, acupuncture, massage, chiropractic and vitamin B12.
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