What is included in the treatment of Bell palsy (idiopathic facial paralysis) (IFP)?

Updated: Jun 14, 2019
  • Author: Danette C Taylor, DO, MS, FACN; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Treatment includes the following:

  • Corticosteroid therapy (prednisone) [6, 7]

  • Antiviral agents [6, 8]

  • Eye care: Topical ocular lubrication is usually sufficient to prevent corneal drying, abrasion, and ulcers [9]


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