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Can Bell's palsy re-occur like how shingles can?

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Posted on Mon, 10 Dec 2018
Question: Does Bell Palsy reoccur, such as shingles can?
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Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar (13 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Rarely reoccurs

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

Bell's palsy rarely reoccurs. If there is repeated involvement of the facial nerve, then evaluation for other causes like local ear pathology, sarcoidosis or vasculitis should be suspected.

Hope I have answered your query.

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Dr. Neeraj Kumar
Neurologist
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Can Bell's palsy re-occur like how shingles can?

Brief Answer: Rarely reoccurs Detailed Answer: Hello, Bell's palsy rarely reoccurs. If there is repeated involvement of the facial nerve, then evaluation for other causes like local ear pathology, sarcoidosis or vasculitis should be suspected. Hope I have answered your query. Regards, Dr. Neeraj Kumar Neurologist