Bell's palsy is caused by damage to a facial nerve which leaves one side of the face completely paralyzed or severely weakened. The effects on facial movements and appearance can disrupt everyday life and damage self-confidence. It usually clears up after a few weeks to several months, and severe cases are usually very rare. Though it usually resolves by itself, there are treatments for Bell's palsy that can help people with the condition. Some may help manage symptoms, while others address possible underlying causes.
These drugs can help with inflammation due to Bell's palsy. Anti-inflammatory corticosteroids are taken for a week, then the results are evaluated. An additional ten days of treatment may follow. These medications have certain potential risks such as harm during pregnancy, so it should always be prescribed by a physician specifically for this condition.
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