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What causes persistent tightness on right side of face?

For the last 2 days my the right side of my face has felt tight almost like a slight twitch. I can't see it just feel it. Its not constant it comes and goes. My face looks the same. But, it just feels funny. It almost feels like a tingle rather that a twitch
Thu, 5 Nov 2015
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Hi Dear ,

As per your query you have feeling of tightness om the right side of the face which come and goes . Well there can be many reasons for symptoms you mention in query , but in you case it seems to me that the reasons for symptoms id bell's palsy . Bell's palsy causes sudden weakness in your facial muscles. This makes half of your face appear to droop and make musle of the other side of the face feel tight . Damage to the facial nerve that controls muscles on one side of the face causes bell's palsy . Other reasons are like Cold sores , herpes simplex , Chickenpox and shingles and Mononucleosis . I would suggest you to do facial muscle exercise and start physical therapy of facial muscles . Usually it goes away by its own in few days , but if condition doesn't get improve then consult neurologist for proper diagnosis and rule out condition like trigeminal neuralgia . Doctor may prescribe muscle relaxant , anti viral or anti inflammatory along with vitamin supplements ,

Hope your concern has been resolved.

Get Well Soon.
Best Wishes,
Dr. Harry Maheshwari
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What causes persistent tightness on right side of face?

Hi Dear , As per your query you have feeling of tightness om the right side of the face which come and goes . Well there can be many reasons for symptoms you mention in query , but in you case it seems to me that the reasons for symptoms id bell s palsy . Bell s palsy causes sudden weakness in your facial muscles. This makes half of your face appear to droop and make musle of the other side of the face feel tight . Damage to the facial nerve that controls muscles on one side of the face causes bell s palsy . Other reasons are like Cold sores , herpes simplex , Chickenpox and shingles and Mononucleosis . I would suggest you to do facial muscle exercise and start physical therapy of facial muscles . Usually it goes away by its own in few days , but if condition doesn t get improve then consult neurologist for proper diagnosis and rule out condition like trigeminal neuralgia . Doctor may prescribe muscle relaxant , anti viral or anti inflammatory along with vitamin supplements , Hope your concern has been resolved. Get Well Soon. Best Wishes, Dr. Harry Maheshwari