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Bell Palsy (Bell's Palsy) Summary

Description: A syndrome characterized by the acute onset of unilateral FACIAL PARALYSIS which progresses over a 2-5 day period. Weakness of the orbicularis oculi muscle and resulting incomplete eye closure may be associated with corneal injury. Pain behind the ear often precedes the onset of paralysis. This condition may be associated with HERPESVIRUS 1, HUMAN infection of the facial nerve. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1376)

Also Known As: Bell's Palsy; Acute Idiopathic Facial Neuropathy; Acute Inflammatory Facial Neuropathy; Facial Neuropathy, Idiopathic Acute; Idiopathic Acute Facial Neuropathy Show All >>

Networked: 521 relevant articles (50 outcomes, 90 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Bell Palsy

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Acyclovir (Aciclovir) : 10 outcomes 15 studies in 44 results : FDA 51 Generic
  2. Prednisolone (Predate) : 9 outcomes 17 studies in 52 results : FDA 55 Generic
  3. Prednisone (Sone) : 7 outcomes 7 studies in 33 results : FDA 119 Generic
  4. Steroids : 5 outcomes 9 studies in 39 results : IBA
  5. Adrenal Cortex Hormones (Corticosteroids) : 4 outcomes 22 studies in 48 results : IBA
  6. Antiviral Agents (Antivirals) : 3 outcomes 17 studies in 38 results : IBA
  7. valacyclovir (valaciclovir) : 2 outcomes 9 studies in 17 results : FDA 12 Generic
  8. famciclovir (Famvir) : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 5 results : FDA 5 Generic
  9. Gadolinium : 1 outcome 3 studies in 19 results : IBA
  10. Gadolinium DTPA (Magnevist) : 1 outcome 1 study in 6 results : FDA 2
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Diseases Related to Bell Palsy

  1. Paralysis (Palsy)
  2. Facial Paralysis (Facial Palsy)
  3. Herpes Simplex
  4. Zoster Sine Herpete
  5. Neuritis (Polyneuritis)
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Key Therapies for Bell Palsy

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  1. Moxibustion : 4 outcomes 2 studies in 8 results
  2. Decompression : 2 outcomes 4 studies in 47 results
  3. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 2 outcomes in 8 results
  4. Acupuncture Points (Acupuncture Point) : 2 outcomes in 7 results
  5. Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) : 1 outcome 2 studies in 2 results
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