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What facial complications are related to Bell's palsy?

Nerves must form connections in order to conduct impulses (electrical signals) that tell your muscles when to move. Sometimes, when a nerve becomes inflamed or infected, connections may form that aren't normal. These connections can produce the muscle twitching that some people with Bell's palsy experience long after their other symptoms have disappeared. Dry eyes are also connected to these abnormal links.

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