What are the signs and symptoms of Bell palsy (idiopathic facial paralysis) (IFP)?

Updated: Jun 14, 2019
  • Author: Danette C Taylor, DO, MS, FACN; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Answer

Symptoms of Bell palsy include the following:

  • Acute onset of unilateral upper and lower facial paralysis (over a 48-h period)

  • Posterior auricular pain

  • Decreased tearing

  • Hyperacusis

  • Taste disturbances

  • Otalgia


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