My brother is suffering from bell's palsy, is it curable?
Hello, My brother is suffering from bell's palsy, is it curable? This causes facial muscle weakness or paralysis. It begins suddenly and worsens over 48 hours. This condition results from damage to the facial nerve (the 7th cranial nerve). Pain and discomfort usually occur on one side of the face or head. Please provide some help with your information.
@sukhbir If a specific cause for Bell’s palsy is identified, such as infection, that cause will be treated. Otherwise, the symptoms are treated as needed. One uniformly recommended treatment for Bell's palsy is protecting the eye from drying at night or while working at a computer. Eye care may include eye drops during the day, ointment at bedtime, or a moisture chamber at night. This helps protect the cornea from being scratched, which is crucial to the management of Bell's palsy. Your healthcare provider will prescribe other treatment for your condition based on the severity of your symptoms and your health history. Other treatment options include:
Steroids to reduce inflammation
Antiviral medicine, such as acyclovir
Analgesics or moist heat to relieve pain
Physical therapy to stimulate the facial nerve