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« on: 17 September, 2008, 09:40:25 am »

Bells Palsy is self healing, so the patient can recover with no medication at all other than eye care treatments. However most doctors will prescribe steroids and possibly a course of antivirals as well in an attempt to improve and speed recovery.

The medications should be started as soon as possible, certainly within the first 7 days to be of benefit. Preservative free eye drops or lubricants are very important and should be used liberally to protect the cornea.
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