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What is Facial paralysis?

What is Facial paralysis?

Facial paralysis occurs when a person is no longer able to move some of all the muscles on one side of his face. These muscles are responsible for vital functions such as eating, speaking, closing the eyes and expressing emotions. Facial paralysis may be caused by trauma, stroke or tumours that compress the facial nerve, diseases that affect the facial muscles or infections that may cause temporary or permanent nerve dysfunction.

The symptoms of facial paralysis include: