Symptoms of Bell’s palsy usually develop one to two weeks after you experience a cold, ear infection, or eye infection. It usually goes unnoticed until you experience trouble eating or drinking. You may also have trouble opening or closing your eye on the affected side.
Bell’s palsy usually happens on the other part of your face only, but in some cases, it could affect both sides of your face.
Other signs and symptoms of Bell’s palsy include:
- Facial weakness
- Dry eye and mouth
- Sensitivity to sound
- Inability to make facial expressions
- Muscle twitches in the face
- Eye irritation on the affected side
Seek medical attention if you experience such symptoms. Do not self-diagnose Bell’s palsy. Some symptoms may be similar to other conditions, such as brain tumor or stroke.
Other common types of leg ulcer include:
- Arterial leg ulcers
- Diabetic leg ulcers
- Malignant leg ulcers
- Traumatic leg ulcers
- Vasculitic leg ulcers
Ulcers in the foot are usually caused by diabetes.
Itching, pain, and swelling in the affected leg are characteristic symptoms of a venous leg ulcer.
Discoloration, hardening of the skin around the ulcer, and presence of a foul-smelling discharge may also be present when you have a venous leg ulcer.
If you have a venous leg ulcer, you may exhibit the following conditions:
- discoloration and darkening of the skin around the ulcer
- swollen ankles
- red, flaky, scaly and itchy skin on your legs
- swollen and enlarged veins on your legs
- hardened skin around the ulcer, which may make your leg feel hard
- a heavy feeling in your legs
- an unpleasant and foul-smelling discharge from the ulcer
- aching or swelling in your legs
Signs of an infection
Opportunistic pathogens could cause secondary bacterial infections due to the ulcer.
Symptoms of an infected leg ulcer may include:
- a green or unpleasant discharge coming from the ulcer
- redness and swelling of the skin around the ulcer
- worsening pain
- an unpleasant smell coming from the ulcer