Conditions and Diseases
Head, Ears, and Nose

Is bell's palsy hereditary?

User Avatar
Wiki User
October 06, 2007 7:48AM

Bell's palsy or Facial Paralysis occurs on one side of the face as a result of an inflamed seventh cranial (facial) nerve; generally lasts only 2 to 8 weeks but may last longer in older individuals. The cause is still UNKNOWN; possible viral link.