Much depends on the cause of a patient’s facial paralysis as to which medical treatments will be suitable for them, every case is unique.
Medical treatments used in the management of facial paralysis may include:
- Botulinum toxin
- Eye care
- Hyoscine patches for drooling
- Pain relief
- Steroids, antivirals and antibiotics
Please note: treatments should only be used under the guidance of an experienced medical professional.
A range of therapies are used in the management and treatment of patients with facial paralysis. A therapist can help in many ways, depending on the type and cause of facial paralysis.
Therapies may include:
Please note: therapy should only be carried out by a trained professional who specialises in facial palsy.
Recommendations for supporting the psychological well-being of children and adults with facial palsy – This is included on our patient website as it may also be helpful for patients to share when seeking help from a psychologist/psychological therapist who has no experience in supporting patients with facial palsy.
Last reviewed: 26-02-2021 || Next review due: 30-03-2023