Name Bell's Palsy
Related to/Also known as  
Symptoms of Bell's Palsy
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.
Useful national contacts

Bell's Palsy Association
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Tel: 0870 4445 460

Facial Palsy UK
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Tel: 0300 030 9333

Children & young people  Bell's palsy in children (Facial Palsy UK)
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News and events  
Online resources

Facial Palsy and Covid-19 vaccine (Facial Palsy UK)
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Facial Palsy UK statement on Coronavirus
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Coronavirus - information for people with neurological problems (Brain & Spine Foundation)
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Bell's palsy (NHS Choices)
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Bell's Palsy (Facial Palsy UK)
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 Living with a condition (The Brain Charity)

Our resources The library at The Brain Charity has a range of  resources on Bell's Palsy and on a wide range of disability-related issues.