Bell Palsy (cont.)
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What Are Bell's Palsy Symptoms?
The symptoms commonly develop over hours or days. Men and women are affected equally. The most common symptoms are these:
When to Seek Medical Care for Bell's Palsy
All episodes of facial weakness or paralysis should be immediately examined by a doctor to rule out the possibility of a stroke. If you have had a previous episode of Bell's palsy and have another similar episode, you should again be examined to rule out other more serious causes of the facial weakness. Other causes of facial weakness can include these conditions:
If you have any difficulty with speech (slurred speech or change in speed of your conversation), arm or leg weakness, numbness, tingling, or difficulty with balance or walking, call 911 or go to a hospital's emergency department.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/29/2016
Shahram Lotfipour, MD
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