• Bell's Palsy Treatment

Treatment of Bell's Palsy
  • Conventionally, Bell's Palsy is treated by either conservative method or by removing the cause where a cause is clear.
  • Painkillers like aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen etc are prescribed to relieve pain.
  • Lubricating eye drops, artificial tears, eye ointments or gels, and eye patches are effective in treatment for Bell's Palsy for preventing complications in dry eyes.
  • Steroids like prednisone are prescribed along with antiviral medications where viral cause is suspected.
  • Physiotherapy and facial exercises are beneficial in treatment for Bell's Palsy to stimulate facial nerve and increase muscle tone.
  • To prevent permanent muscle contractures or shrinkage, facial massage is beneficial.
  • In few cases, decompression surgery for Bell's Palsy to relieve pressure on the nerve is required.

Physiotherapy and massage are beneficial in alleviating the symptoms of Bell's Palsy, as well as work towards preventing distressing complications. Conventional medicines prescribed, though, are completely symptom-based and work only till the medicine completes its duration.