• Bell's Palsy Symptoms

    Mar. 01, 2016

    Symptoms of Bell's palsy usually appear suddenly. This condition usually won't affect both sides of the face. If it does, it is called a bilateral form of Bell's palsy.

    Symptoms of Bell's palsy may include:

    • Numbness, mild weakness or complete paralysis on one side of the face;
    • A droopy face on one side, with difficulty making facial expressions, smiling on that side or closing the eye on that side of the face;
    • Drooling;
    • Pain in or behind your ear or around the jaw on the affected side;
    • Increased sensitivity to sound;
    • Excessive tearing in the eye or dry eye;
    • Headache or neck pain;
    • Loss of the ability to taste.