It is most likely that facial paralysis caused by either a swelling of the facial nerve or damage to the area of the brain that sends signals to muscles in the face.
If you are experiencing weakness or numbness if your face, seek emergency medical help.
One of the side effects of facial paralysis is that the eye lid does not fully close. This causes dryness and irritation. The facial plastic surgeons at University of Minnesota Physicians can help improve the eye closing as well as the general appearance of the face as a result of facial paralysis.
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