Different individuals may experience different symptoms, including:

  • The facial muscles on one side appear asymmetrical or even paralyzed
  • The eyes cannot close completely
  • Muscle weakness and loss of elasticity on the affected area
  • Pain on the cheek or ear
  • Difficulty talking, eating and swallowing 
  • ⅔ of the taste in the tongue is diminished
  • Cannot completely frown, close the eyes, or whistle