Symptoms of facial paralysis
Facial paralysis: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia
Facial nerve paralysis
Description: The facial paralysis can follow immediately the trauma due to direct damage to the facial nerve, in such cases a surgical treatment may be attempted. Follow your health care provider's instructions on how to take care of yourself at home. Share on: Facebook Twitter. Facial paralysis is almost always caused by: Damage or swelling of the facial nerve, which carries signals from the brain to the muscles of the face Damage to the area of the brain that sends signals to the muscles of the face In people who are otherwise healthy, facial paralysis is often due to Bell palsy. Updated by: David C.