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Bell's Palsy Treatment Overview

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Care Plan


First steps to consider

  • If you have symptoms of Bell’s palsy, like drooping or paralysis on one side of your face, you need to be seen by a healthcare provider immediately.
  • Bell’s palsy symptoms can be similar to those of very serious conditions like stroke, so it’s important to see a doctor immediately. Often the ER is the best place to be evaluated.
  • Treatment includes taking oral steroids to reduce inflammation.

Emergency Care

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Go to the ER if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • You have facial drooping and risk factors for a stroke (high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol).
  • You have other symptoms along with facial weakness (like arm or leg weakness).
  • You have double vision or a severe headache.

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