Symptoms of Bell’s Palsy

Bell’s palsy can appear all of a sudden. You may notice that you cannot smile on one side of your face. There may be trouble speaking clearly or difficulty in smiling. One may have some facial pain just before it becomes partially paralyzed.

In addition the eyes may become dry and have blurry vision. The eye lid may not close completely. Food may not taste as well as before and there could be hearing problems.

If you have symptoms on both sides of your face, then it could be something other than Bell’s palsy.

If the symptoms do not improve in a few weeks, the doctor may recommend an MRI scan.