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Bell’s Palsy Risk Factors

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A lot of risk factors can lead to Bell’s palsy. These can include:

Infections

Viral infections such as mononucleosis, meningitis, mumps, chicken pox, shingles and herpes can make you highly prone to acquiring Bell’s palsy. Bacterial infections including typhoid fever, TB, syphilis, Lyme disease, and ear infections are considered risk factors for an episode of Bell’s palsy. These viral and bacterial infections can all cause swelling and inflammation of the facial nerve affected in Bell’s … Continue reading

Written by Valerie

January 13th, 2014 at 11:00 am

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