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is commonly thought to occur due to herpes
virus infection. It results in damage of the nerve, leading to paralysis of one half of the face.
Treatment with medications such as acyclovir
in the early phase of illness is useful in making the paralysis recover faster.
Later on, treatment consists of facial exercises and galvanic stimulation, both of which can be done under the guidance of a physiotherapist.
With proper treatment, about 95% people recover within three months.
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist