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Is it possible to get Bell Palsy symptoms from a Herpes zoster and Herpes simplex infections?  Can it affect more than the 7th cranial nerve?  I had Bell symptoms along with other symptoms involving vision, hearing, speech, balance, etc. What is the incubation period? Can the Bells reoccur?
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Hi,
How are you? Bell's palsy is a disorder of the facial nerve  and can lead to weakness or paralysis of these muscles.  The cause of this condition is often not clear. Though it appears to be a polyneuritis with possible viral, inflammatory, autoimmune, and ischemic etiologies. Also, increasing evidence implicates herpes simplex type I and herpes zoster virus reactivation from cranial-nerve ganglia. Other  conditions  like HIV infection, Lyme disease, middle ear infection and sarcoidosis have also been associated(ref: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001777/). It may take 2-3 days for symptoms to occur but may also start suddenly. Bell palsy may recur  in  4-14% of patients and
usually is associated with a family history of recurrent Bell palsy. Take care and regards.
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