Resource Summary

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

Bottom-line:
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