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12 Possible Causes for Unable to Purse Lips

  • Bell's Palsy

    Bell's palsy is a type of facial paralysis that results in an inability to control the facial muscles on the affected side. Symptoms can vary from mild to severe. They may include muscle twitching, weakness, or total loss of the ability to move one or rarely both sides of the face. Other symptoms include drooping of[…][en.wikipedia.org]

  • Muscular Dystrophy

    They may have difficulty in pursing the lips, as in blowing up balloons or playing a wind instrument.[patient.info] For example, the person's eyes may remain slightly open when asleep, or they may be unable to close their eyes tightly.[patient.info]

  • Uveoparotid Fever

    She could not completely close her right eye, was unable to purse her lips, and was unable to smile on the right side of her face.[nejm.org]

  • Emery-Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy

    They may have difficulty in pursing the lips, as in blowing up balloons or playing a wind instrument.[patient.info] For example, the person's eyes may remain slightly open when asleep, or they may be unable to close their eyes tightly.[patient.info]

  • Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy

    DUPONT INSTITUTE WILMINGTON, DELAWARE CASE HISTORY: PHYSICAL EXAM : Facial characteristics included a transverse smile, inability to purse lips or whistle, and unable to close[gait.aidi.udel.edu] purse lips; may have a transverse smile as the disease progresses, speech may become indistinct 2.[gait.aidi.udel.edu] FACIAL FEATURES: may be noted in infancy absent wrinkles from forehead and around eyes unable to close eyes properly (may sleep with eyes partially open) cannot whistle or[gait.aidi.udel.edu]

  • Emery-Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy Type 1

    They may have difficulty in pursing the lips, as in blowing up balloons or playing a wind instrument.[patient.info] For example, the person's eyes may remain slightly open when asleep, or they may be unable to close their eyes tightly.[patient.info]

  • Distal Myopathy Type 3

    They may have difficulty in pursing the lips, as in blowing up balloons or playing a wind instrument.[patient.info] For example, the person's eyes may remain slightly open when asleep, or they may be unable to close their eyes tightly.[patient.info]

  • Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy

    They may have difficulty in pursing the lips, as in blowing up balloons or playing a wind instrument.[patient.info] For example, the person's eyes may remain slightly open when asleep, or they may be unable to close their eyes tightly.[patient.info]

  • Congenital Muscular Dystrophy

    They may have difficulty in pursing the lips, as in blowing up balloons or playing a wind instrument.[patient.info] For example, the person's eyes may remain slightly open when asleep, or they may be unable to close their eyes tightly.[patient.info]

  • Temporomandibular Joint Dislocation

    Some signs should be sought such as the inability to occlude teeth, pursed lip, drooling, protruding lower jaw, and preauricular bony hard swelling. [6] Our patient was uncooperative[contempclindent.org] , and we were unable to do a comprehensive clinical examination.[contempclindent.org]

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