Our expert says:
You need an urgent examination by an ENT surgeon, as well as a Neurologist. Your situation seems more complicated for the following reasons:
1. Recurrent episodes of Bell's Palsy
2. Bilateral Bell's Palsy (both sides)
3. Status of tonsils
I would think that in your case an MRI is required, as although we believe that the Herpes Simplex virus is the cause, and the disease may re-occur , the amount of times seems excessive. Bilateral palsy is also rare, and may be associated with other neurological problems. Your throat problems may be purely due to recurrent tonsillitis, if you still have tonsils, and then a tonsillectomy may be recommended, but one needs to clarify the issue with the Bell's, as a cause should be seeked. There is always the possibility that a link exists, but you need to be examined to establish this.
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