Assuming the Mild facial palsy
is Bells Palsy, it can be treated with a short course of steroids
for 7-10 days. Steroids reduce the recovery time. Ideally treatment should be started within 3 days of symptom onset.Antivirals like acyclovir
are recommended only in severe cases as their benefit is doubtful.
If there is difficulty in closing the eyes, proper eye care including artificial tears
, protective glasses during day and eye ointments
and eye patch to keep eyes closed at night can be used. Usually there is good and complete recovery in mild facial palsy. Other modalities of treatment like surgical decompression and electrical stimulation needs to be considered only in severe cases.