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What is Bell's palsy?

Written by : DoctorNDTV Team
Checked by : Dr Chris Allen
Consultant Neurologist,
Cambridge, England

It is a weakness or paralysis of the muscles of one side of the face. The face droops on that side and there is inability to close the eye on the affected side. The problem is with the nerve that controls the muscles on that side of the face, rather than due to any pressure.

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