drooping, non –tender lacrimal ducts, right pupil dilated and non-reactive to light, left pupil reactive to light, 2mm. Naris moist, pink, skin intact, no deviation non tender, septum midline, mouth pink, non-tender, oral mucosa pink, moist, glistening, patient unable to smile or stick tongue out completely, drooling, unable to swallow. Ears symmetrical, non-tender no hearing loss. Diagnostic results: CBC, Lipid Panel, PT/INR, CT scan Differential Dx: Ischemic Stroke- A stroke caused by the lack of blood supply to the brain is the most common. The patient will have one side of the body more affected than the other. This patient has right sided drooping of the face. The face and arms are more affected than the legs. The patient also is unable to manager secretions which is another sign of stroke ( Cejas, Mazziotti, Zinnerman, Nofal & Reisin, 2019). Hemmorhagic stroke- When experiencing a hemorrhagic stroke the patient will present with most of the same symptoms including facial numbness. The patient may experience a headache or confusion as well (Ball, Dains, Flynn, Solomon & Stewart, 2019).
Bells palsy- Symptoms would include lack of facial symmetry. The patient may not be able to completely close eyelids and will experience facial drooping (Ball, Dains, Flynn, Solomon & Stewart, 2019).
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