What is the role of the emergency department (ED) in treating patients with 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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Patients with Bell palsy frequently present to the emergency department (ED). The role of the ED clinician consists of the following:

  • Initiate appropriate treatment

  • Protect the eye

  • Arrange appropriate medical follow-up care

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