A GP guide to facial palsy

A comprehensive approach ranging from medication to rehabilitation is needed to manage this common but challenging condition.

Facial palsy is a relatively common condition that can affect individuals of all ages. It presents as weakness or paralysis of the facial muscles, resulting in drooping or asymmetrical appearance of the face.

While most cases of facial palsy resolve spontaneously, a significant proportion do not, and those patients go on to experience significant social and physical sequelae of facial disfigurement.1