New onset of Bell’s Palsy

What is the best treatment to give when Bell’s Palsy first develops? Steroids should be taken within 72 hours of the palsy developing, so it is important that anyone who develops  Bell’s Palsy attends their GP or local A&E department as soon as possible. It...

How common is Bell’s Palsy?

Bell’s Palsy is the most common cause of Facial Palsy, being responsible for approximately  70% of all one-sided (unilateral) facial palsies. Studies show that the average incidence is 15 to 30 cases per 100,00 population. It occurs in both men and women, and...