Error: This is required. Error: Not a valid value. Often, facial droop will get better by itself, but sometimes the cause is a serious problem — such as a stroke — so you should see a doctor if you notice your face is drooping.
Facial paralysis is a loss of facial movement due to nerve damage. Your facial muscles may appear to droop or become weak. It can happen on one or both sides of the face.
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Bell's palsy causes sudden, temporary weakness in your facial muscles. This makes half of your face appear to droop. Your smile is one-sided, and your eye on that side resists closing. Bell's palsy, also known as facial palsy, can occur at any age.
A stroke is the result of blood supply to a part of the brain being suddenly cut off. The brain cells need a constant supply of oxygen from the blood. If the blood supply is restricted for long enough, the cells in the affected area of brain become damaged and die.
An inability to move the muscles of the face on one or both sides is known as facial paralysis. The problem can affect one or both sides of the face, with noticeable drooping of the features and problems with speaking, blinking, swallowing saliva, eating or communicating through natural facial expressions. Paralysis of the face may be temporary or permanent.
Facial paralysis occurs when a person is no longer able to move some or all of the muscles on one or both sides of the face. In people who are otherwise healthy, facial paralysis is often due to Bell palsy. This is a condition in which the facial nerve becomes inflamed. Stroke may cause facial paralysis.
You and your partner arrive at a private residence after being dispatched for a year-old male experiencing a possible stroke. The patient appears to be awake and oriented without airway, breathing or circulatory compromise. As you continue your assessment, you note obvious slurring of speech and facial drooping on the left side, but there does not appear to be any noticeable arm drift. His pulse rate is strong and regularand he is breathing 15 times a minute without effort.