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Facial Weakness

Facial Weakness

Facial weakness, or the lost of strength in the face muscles, may be the result of nerve damage. It is commonly associated with involuntary drooping and the inability to smile, close the eye or lift the eyebrow on one side of the face.

What are the causes of facial weakness?

Facial weakness is most commonly the result of Bell’s Palsy, a condition where a virus causes the dysfunction of the facial nerve. However, other more serious conditions such as stroke, lesions of the ear and parotid have to first be ruled out.

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