Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
Do corticosteroids or antiviral medications provide any benefit to patients with Bell’s Palsy?

The best evidence indicates that corticosteroids (in doses of prednisolone 25mg BID or 60mg x5 days then tapered by 10mg/day) improve the odds of complete recovery from Bell’s Palsy. Antivirals (used either alone or in addition to prednisolone) seem to offer no advantage (although research continues in severe Bell’s Palsy).

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Publication Date: 2009-7-9
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-04-04 07:28:26