• For Bell's palsy, start steroids early; no need for an antiviral 

    Vargish, Lisa; Schumann, Sarah-Anne; Ewigman, Bernard (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2008-01)
    A 10-day course of corticosteroids (prednisolone 25 mg twice daily) started within 72 hours significantly improves the chances of complete recovery. There is no added benefit from acyclovir. Strength of recommendation A: ...