It's believed to be the result of swelling and inflammation of the nerve that controls the muscles on one side of your face. Recent PCR experiments performed by a Japanese group strongly suggest that the area adjacent to the geniculate ganglia does not usually contain any HSV at all, except in patients with Bell's palsy. To ease any discomfort. Some pain relief medications may be purchased online, including ibuprofen and Advil. Article last updated by Yvette Brazier on Mon 4 December
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