What are the goals of treatment for 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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Because persons with true Bell palsy generally have an excellent prognosis, and because spontaneous recovery is fairly common, treatment of Bell palsy is still controversial. The goals of treatment are to improve facial nerve (seventh cranial nerve) function and reduce neuronal damage.


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