Facial palsy, also known as facial paralysis, is a condition that affects the muscles of the face, making it difficult to control facial movements. It can affect one or both sides of the face, and can be temporary or permanent depending on the cause.
There are two types of facial palsy:
Peripheral facial palsy: This type of facial palsy occurs when there is damage or injury to the facial nerve, which controls the muscles of the face. This can be caused by viral infections such as Bell's palsy, trauma, or tumors.
Central facial palsy: This type of facial palsy occurs when there is damage or injury to the part of the brain that controls facial movement. This can be caused by a stroke, brain tumor, or neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis.
Symptoms of facial palsy can vary depending on the severity and cause, but can include:
Treatment for facial palsy depends on the underlying cause and can include medications, physical therapy, and surgery in some cases. It's important to seek medical attention if you're experiencing symptoms of facial palsy to determine the cause and appropriate treatment.