Guidelines for steroids in Bell’s palsy

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has issued updated guidelines on the treatment of Bell’s palsy; they concluded that steroids are “probably effective” and antivirals are “possibly effective”. The steroids should be continued for 10 days, and best outcomes were noted in those started within 3 days of onset (guidelines)

Danielle Scheurer

Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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