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Name Bell's Palsy
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Symptoms Bell's Palsy is a condition in which one side of the face becomes paralysed. It is usually temporary, and the majority of cases start to get better within three months. The exact cause of Bell's Palsy is unknown, but it is believed that viral infection of the facial nerve is commonly involved.
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Useful national contacts

Bell's Palsy Association
Link opens in new window www.bellspalsy.org.uk
Tel: 0870 4445 460

Facial Palsy UK
Link opens in new window www.facialpalsy.org.uk
Tel: 0300 030 9333

News and events  
Online resources Bell's palsy video (NHS Choices)
Link opens in new window www.nhs.uk/video/pages/bells-palsy.aspx
Bell's Palsy (Facial Palsy UK)
Link opens in new window www.facialpalsy.org.uk/about-facial-palsy/causes-diagnoses/bells-palsy/37
Our resources The library at The Brain Charity has a range of reference resources on this condition and on a wide range of disability-related issues.