Bell's Palsy

Bell's Palsy

Facial paralysis also known as Bell's palsy, it is a condition where one of the sides of the face is paralyzed. Bell's palsy is a self resolving state having partial or total weakness of the facial muscles. Generally one side of the face is affected.

200 years ago, Sir Charles Bell for the first time detailed a condition which causes paralysis of the facial muscles.

Facial Nerve originates in the brain controls the muscles of the forehead, neck and facial expressions. It is also dependable for the apparent sound volume'. In addition, it is stimulating secretions of tears and saliva. Distress of the Facial nerve in any form causes Bell's palsy.

The condition affects men and women alike, has no age bar and has no particular affinity for any one side of the face.

1 in every 65 people will suffer from Bell's palsy one time in their life. It is the most common disorder disturbing just one nerve making. It general cause of acute facial paralysis.


Symptoms range in severity from mild weakness to total paralysis. They include:

  • Mild to moderate to severe flaw of facial muscles
  • Paralysis of facial muscles
  • Difficulty in chewing, eating, drinking, and blowing
  • Weakness
  • Headache
  • Pain or Discomfort in the jaw or behind the ear on the affected side
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Twitching
  • Giddiness
  • Loss of taste
  • Increased sensitivity to noises in the ear of the affected side
  • Drooling of saliva
  • Dryness of eye or mouth
  • Impaired sense of taste
  • Excess tear formation in one eye.
  • Symptoms associated with paralysis
  • Drooping eyelid or corner of the mouth

In Bell's palsy Facial distortion can be quite significant


The exact cause remains indefinite. Though, some of the following factors could trigger Bell's palsy:

  • Viral infections: Herpes Simplex Virus-1 (HSV-1) is a virus considered causing 70 percent of all Bell's palsy.
  • Lyme Disease
  • Injury or Trauma to facial nerves

Homeopathic treatment

Homeopathic treatment has well-known antiviral activity. It is also targeted towards healing of nerve damage in case of traumatic cases of Bell's palsy.

Homeopathic treatment for Bell's palsy is strongly suggested for rapid recovery.

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