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Bell Palsy (cont.)

Bell's Palsy Prevention

The cause is often unknown, so prevention is not possible.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/12/2015
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Bell palsy, more appropriately known as idiopathic facial paralysis (IFP), is believed to be a virally mediated cranial neuritis affecting the facial nerve due to reactivation of the herpes simplex virus (HSV).

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