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How long does bell's palsy usually last?
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Dr. John Hoffmann
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Days to months
Recovery from bell's palsy is quite variable.
It can take from a few weeks to many months to recover facial movement. Fortunately, most people will regain normal motion eventually.

In brief: Days to months
Recovery from bell's palsy is quite variable.
It can take from a few weeks to many months to recover facial movement. Fortunately, most people will regain normal motion eventually.
Dr. John Hoffmann
Dr. John Hoffmann
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: 2-5 wks+/-
Most bell palsy cases will fade within the first 3-4 wks although a percentage (3/20) can have some mild residual weakness &(1/20) may have residual severe facial weakness.
I send most of my cases for ENT consult eval early as some rare problems may have similar facial droop.

In brief: 2-5 wks+/-
Most bell palsy cases will fade within the first 3-4 wks although a percentage (3/20) can have some mild residual weakness &(1/20) may have residual severe facial weakness.
I send most of my cases for ENT consult eval early as some rare problems may have similar facial droop.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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