The symptoms of Bell's Palsy are drooping of the eyelid, twitching, dryness of the eye and mouth, impairment in taste and eyes becoming excessively moist. Bell's Palsy does not cause wrinkles to appear on the forehead.
Which cranial nerve is affected from Bell's Palsy?
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The other name of facial nerve is Cranial nerve VII. Bell's Palsy is a disorder where a dysfunctional facial nerve causes paralysis of the face.
What medications are used to treat Bell's Palsy?
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Bell's Palsy often do not require any treatment as the symptoms disappear after about two weeks. Cases which are not mild can be treated with steroids to reduce inflammation and analgesics to reduce pain.
Bell's Palsy is hereditary.
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None of the medical studies have given conclusive proof that Bell's Palsy can also be genetically inherited.
Facial nerves carry nerve impulses to both salivary and tear glands.
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Facial nerves are not only responsible for your smiles and frown they also make you cry and salivate. It also controls the blinking of the eyelids.