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23 Feb 2004

Bells Palsy
Hi Doc

What is the prognosis for Bells Palsy? This is the second time I have had (for about 4 weeks now) and it seems to be taking longer to clear up this time...

Any idea why?
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CyberDoc
CyberDoc

01 Jan 0001

D, it’s probably because something is pressing on the facial nerve somewhere. Whether it is bone pressing on the nerve or a swollen nerve pressing on the bone, I can’t say from this side of the screen. The best would be to see a neurologist and have it sorted out. People with Bell’s palsy almost always recover completely, so just hang in there. Good luck.
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