Nervous System Channel
Topics
Medications
Quicklinks
Related Channels

Bell's Palsy Recovery Time

For many people, the complete recovery time from Bell's palsy ranges from three to six months. Typically, improvement is gradual, but recovery will vary from person to person.

Bell's Palsy Recovery: An Overview

The prognosis for individuals with Bell's palsy is generally very good. The extent of nerve damage determines the extent of recovery time. Generally, improvement is gradual, but recovery times vary.
 

Bell's Palsy Recovery Time

With or without treatment, most individuals begin to get better within 2 weeks after the initial onset of symptoms of Bell's palsy. The complete recovery time for most people with Bell's palsy ranges from 3 to 6 months. For some people, however, recovery time may be longer.
 
In a few cases, the Bell's palsy symptoms may never completely disappear. In rare cases, a person can have a recurrence of Bell's palsy, either on the same or the opposite side of the face.
 
Know the Signs - Concussion Safety

Information on Bell's Palsy

Referring Pages:
Terms of Use
Advertise with Us
Contact Us
About eMedTV
Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2006-2014 Clinaero, Inc.
eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.