What do I need to know about caring for someone with Bell's palsy?

You will want to help the individual affected by Bell's palsy to follow the doctor's orders. For instance, you may need to remind the person to take their medications, practice methods to reduce pain (applying warm washcloths to the affected muscles) or to apply eye drops. Eye problems may also require you to act as a chauffer and to help with household tasks.

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Is Bell's palsy serious?
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