Bell's palsyOverview

overview

Bell's palsy is temporary weakness or lack of movement affecting 1 side of your face.

symptoms

Symptoms of Bell's palsy include weakness on 1 side of your face, a drooping eyelid or corner of your mouth.

treatments_overview

Treatment for Bell’s palsy includes a 10-day course of steroids, eyedrops and eye ointment. Treatment should start as soon as possible.

prevention

You cannot prevent Bell's palsy. It's thought to be caused by an infection. You can sometimes get it more than once.

Page last reviewed: 01/08/2017
Next review due: 01/08/2020