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Found 4,103 cases where Symptom is Bell's palsy or Facial discomfort or Facial dysmorphism or Facial nerve disorde



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VAERS ID: 942035 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 37.0  
Sex: Male  
Location: New Mexico  
Vaccinated:2021-01-10
Onset:2021-01-10
   Days after vaccination:0
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-01-13
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (PFIZER-BIONTECH)) / PFIZER/BIONTECH EL0142 / 2 LA / IM

Administered by: Other       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Bell's palsy, Decreased nasolabial fold, Face injury, Facial paralysis, Facial paresis, Hypoaesthesia oral, Inappropriate schedule of product administration, Peripheral nerve palsy
SMQs:, Peripheral neuropathy (broad), Oropharyngeal conditions (excl neoplasms, infections and allergies) (narrow), Guillain-Barre syndrome (broad), Noninfectious encephalitis (broad), Noninfectious meningitis (broad), Accidents and injuries (narrow), Hearing impairment (broad), Medication errors (narrow), Immune-mediated/autoimmune disorders (broad)

Life Threatening? No
Birth Defect? No
Died? No
Permanent Disability? No
Recovered? No
Office Visit? Yes
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? Yes
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: dulaglutide 1.5 mg Subcutaneous WEEKLY lisinopril 10 mg Oral DAILY metformin HCl 1,000 mg Oral 2 TIMES DAILY
Current Illness: none
Preexisting Conditions: Essential hypertension Type 2 diabetes mellitus with hyperglycemia
Allergies: NKA
Diagnostic Lab Data: none
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine EUA? 1st vaccine 12/21/2020, 2nd vaccine 1/10/2021 ED visit 1/11/2021: Chief Complaint: Pt. reports facial droop that started at 1200 yesterday. Pt. reports that he is unable to raise left eyebrow or control left side of face/lips. Pt. states that symptoms began approx. 4 hours after his COVID booster was administered Patient, 37 y.o male with hx DM, presents with left sided tongue numbness that began 2 days ago and left sided facial droop that began yesterday around noon. He reports difficulty raising his left eye brow and controlling the left side of his face. Pt also reports slight hearing and visual changes on the left side and tearing from the left eye. He denies any extremity weakness, rashes, and any other concerns at this tiem. Clinical Impression: Final diagnoses: Bell''s palsy (Primary) Patient''s history, physical exam and clinical work-up are consistent with Bells Palsy. Patient''s symptoms of unilateral facial weakness with forehead involvement of relatively sudden onset are c/w peripheral seventh nerve palsy (lack of nasolabial folds, unfurrowing of the forehead and drooping corner of the mouth). Patient has not had recent rashes, arthralgias, or fevers or exposure to ticks. The ear canal, mouth and parotid gland are otherwise normal. The patient has been instructed to complete a 7 day course of oral steroids and anti-virals, and to use copious amounts of re-wetting eye drops, tape the affected eyelid while sleeping and follow up a primary care physician. The patient is to return to the ER immediately if symptoms progress or the patient becomes concerned for any reason.


VAERS ID: 942179 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 36.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Nevada  
Vaccinated:2020-12-30
Onset:2020-12-30
   Days after vaccination:0
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-01-13
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (MODERNA)) / MODERNA 037K20A / 1 LA / IM

Administered by: Private       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Asthenopia, Bell's palsy, Facial asymmetry, Facial paralysis, Hypoaesthesia, Pain, Paraesthesia, Pyrexia, Swelling face, Tinnitus
SMQs:, Anaphylactic reaction (broad), Angioedema (narrow), Peripheral neuropathy (broad), Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (broad), Anticholinergic syndrome (broad), Guillain-Barre syndrome (broad), Noninfectious encephalitis (broad), Noninfectious meningitis (broad), Corneal disorders (broad), Hearing impairment (narrow), Hypersensitivity (narrow), Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms syndrome (broad), Sexual dysfunction (broad)

Life Threatening? No
Birth Defect? No
Died? No
Permanent Disability? No
Recovered? No
Office Visit? Yes
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? No
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: None
Current Illness: Admitted 12/13/20-12/16/20 for bilateral pneumonia
Preexisting Conditions: None
Allergies: Amoxicillin (itch)
Diagnostic Lab Data: None
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: 12/30/20, developed high fever (103), body aches, and ringing in the ear. These sx resolved after 48 hours. On 1/6/21, developed right-sided numbness and tingling on face. Felt heaviness in right eye. On 1/7/21, smile was uneven with right-sided droop and facial swelling on right. Presented to primary care physician. She was diagnosed with Bell''s Palsy and started on treatment to include prednisone, acyclovir, cefuroxime all orally. She continues these medications currently.


VAERS ID: 942300 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 33.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Pennsylvania  
Vaccinated:2020-12-21
Onset:2020-12-21
   Days after vaccination:0
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-01-13
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (PFIZER-BIONTECH)) / PFIZER/BIONTECH EL0140 / 1 LA / IM

Administered by: Private       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Bell's palsy, Hypoaesthesia, Paraesthesia
SMQs:, Peripheral neuropathy (broad), Guillain-Barre syndrome (broad), Hearing impairment (broad), Sexual dysfunction (broad)

Life Threatening? No
Birth Defect? No
Died? No
Permanent Disability? No
Recovered? Yes
Office Visit? Yes
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? No
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: Unithroid Sprintec
Current Illness: Cold sore
Preexisting Conditions: Hashimoto?s
Allergies: Penicillin
Diagnostic Lab Data: None
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Bell?s palsy Trigeminal nerve tingling and numbness started about 4 hours after vaccine. Treated with prednisone and valtrex. Improved after three days on medication.


VAERS ID: 942468 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 26.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Iowa  
Vaccinated:2020-12-18
Onset:2021-01-08
   Days after vaccination:21
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-01-13
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
FLU4: INFLUENZA (SEASONAL) (FLUZONE QUADRIVALENT) / SANOFI PASTEUR - / N/A LA / IM

Administered by: Other       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Bell's palsy, Facial paresis, Neck pain
SMQs:, Guillain-Barre syndrome (broad), Noninfectious encephalitis (broad), Noninfectious meningitis (broad), Hearing impairment (broad), Arthritis (broad), Immune-mediated/autoimmune disorders (broad)

Life Threatening? No
Birth Defect? No
Died? No
Permanent Disability? No
Recovered? No
Office Visit? Yes
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? No
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: Escitalopram 10mg Metformin ER 500mg Kelnor 1/35
Current Illness: N/A
Preexisting Conditions: N/A
Allergies: Peanuts
Diagnostic Lab Data:
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: I first had pain in my neck on the left side starting Friday. By Saturday the pain was more intense and I started to notice loss of function in the left side of my lips. Sunday night the entire left side of my face had lost function. Eye wouldn''t close, eyebrow could not raise, no function in left side of lips, loss of movement in cheek, left half of my tongue lost taste and sensation. I made an appointment the next day and was seen Monday night. I was diagnosed with a classic case of Bell''s Palsy and prescribed 10 days of oral steroids. Symptoms continued unchanged for five days before beginning to see some improvement. Final outcome is yet to be seen.


VAERS ID: 942480 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 27.0  
Sex: Male  
Location: Nevada  
Vaccinated:2020-12-21
Onset:2021-01-04
   Days after vaccination:14
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-01-13
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (PFIZER-BIONTECH)) / PFIZER/BIONTECH - / 1 - / IM

Administered by: Private       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Bell's palsy
SMQs:, Hearing impairment (broad)

Life Threatening? No
Birth Defect? No
Died? No
Permanent Disability? No
Recovered? No
Office Visit? No
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? Yes
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications:
Current Illness:
Preexisting Conditions: Congenital deafness
Allergies:
Diagnostic Lab Data:
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: R sided Bell palsy


VAERS ID: 1326286 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 62.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Unknown  
Vaccinated:2020-11-08
Onset:2020-11-24
   Days after vaccination:16
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-01-13
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
VARZOS: ZOSTER (SHINGRIX) / GLAXOSMITHKLINE BIOLOGICALS J2N44 / 1 LA / IM

Administered by: Other       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Bell's palsy, Ear discomfort, Ear pain, Facial paresis, Hypoaesthesia
SMQs:, Peripheral neuropathy (broad), Guillain-Barre syndrome (broad), Noninfectious encephalitis (broad), Noninfectious meningitis (broad), Hearing impairment (broad), Immune-mediated/autoimmune disorders (broad), Sexual dysfunction (broad)

Life Threatening? No
Birth Defect? No
Died? No
Permanent Disability? No
Recovered? No
Office Visit? Yes
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? Yes
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications:
Current Illness:
Preexisting Conditions:
Allergies:
Diagnostic Lab Data: physical exam:mouth and lower facial muscle weakness without contralateral extremity weakness.
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: ear pain, pressure, jaw numbness, diagnosis of bells palsy


VAERS ID: 943436 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 66.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Ohio  
Vaccinated:2021-01-08
Onset:2021-01-13
   Days after vaccination:5
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-01-14
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (MODERNA)) / MODERNA - / 1 LA / IM

Administered by: Other       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Bell's palsy, Malaise
SMQs:, Hearing impairment (broad)

Life Threatening? No
Birth Defect? No
Died? No
Permanent Disability? No
Recovered? No
Office Visit? Yes
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? No
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: Metformin, glipizide, Ozempic, losartan, fenofibrate, potassium citrate, fish oil, folic acid, cinnamon, magnesium
Current Illness: None
Preexisting Conditions: Diabetes mellitus, hepatitis C (treated/remission)
Allergies: None
Diagnostic Lab Data:
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: second day after receiving vaccine I was fairly sick. Then I was fine. 5 days after receiving vaccine (yesterday 1/13/2021) I started developing Bell''s palsy


VAERS ID: 944451 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 49.0  
Sex: Male  
Location: Indiana  
Vaccinated:2020-12-22
Onset:2021-01-01
   Days after vaccination:10
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-01-14
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (PFIZER-BIONTECH)) / PFIZER/BIONTECH EK5730 / 1 RA / IM

Administered by: Private       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Bell's palsy, Computerised tomogram neck, Dizziness, Magnetic resonance imaging, Malaise, Ultrasound scan
SMQs:, Anticholinergic syndrome (broad), Hearing impairment (broad), Vestibular disorders (broad)

Life Threatening? No
Birth Defect? No
Died? No
Permanent Disability? No
Recovered? No
Office Visit? Yes
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? No
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: Vitamin C Vitamin D Vitamin B Zinc
Current Illness: Vertigo from Covid-19, Sinus infection
Preexisting Conditions: NA
Allergies: Shellfish
Diagnostic Lab Data: At the ER, they did a MRi, CT and ultrasound of my neck and said it wasn''t a stroke or heart issues. But to follow up with a neurologist, I have and she has determined it is Bells Palsy.
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Was working on a shower door and i got dizzy, called my wife (She''s a RN) because i didn''t feel good. She came in and said it looked like i had a stroke. She called 911 and i was taken to ER


VAERS ID: 944835 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 34.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Missouri  
Vaccinated:2021-01-09
Onset:2021-01-13
   Days after vaccination:4
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-01-14
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (PFIZER-BIONTECH)) / PFIZER/BIONTECH EL1284 / 1 LA / IM

Administered by: Private       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Apraxia, Bell's palsy, Hypoaesthesia
SMQs:, Peripheral neuropathy (broad), Dementia (broad), Guillain-Barre syndrome (broad), Noninfectious encephalitis (broad), Noninfectious encephalopathy/delirium (broad), Hearing impairment (broad), Sexual dysfunction (broad)

Life Threatening? No
Birth Defect? No
Died? No
Permanent Disability? No
Recovered? No
Office Visit? No
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? Yes
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications:
Current Illness:
Preexisting Conditions:
Allergies:
Diagnostic Lab Data:
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: R facial numbness with inability to fully open R eye onset 1/13/21. Seen in urgent care, Dx Bell''s Palsy, treated with steroids.


VAERS ID: 945307 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 48.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Maine  
Vaccinated:2020-12-28
Onset:2021-01-11
   Days after vaccination:14
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-01-14
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (MODERNA)) / MODERNA O11J20A / 1 LA / SYR

Administered by: Private       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Bell's palsy, Electrocardiogram, Full blood count, Magnetic resonance imaging, SARS-CoV-2 test
SMQs:, Hearing impairment (broad), COVID-19 (broad)

Life Threatening? No
Birth Defect? No
Died? No
Permanent Disability? No
Recovered? No
Office Visit? Yes
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? Yes
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: Levothyroxine Claritin D 24hr Celexa
Current Illness: None
Preexisting Conditions: DDD C5-C6
Allergies: Erythromycin
Diagnostic Lab Data: MRI/ MRA , CBC, COVID TEST, METABLOC PANNEL, EKG
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Bell?s palsy, treatment prednisone and acyclovir, outcome unknown


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