Open Access Research Article

Comparison of Fluocortolone and Fluocortolone + Acyclovir Treatment in Patients with Bell Palsy

Yalim SD1, Yilmaz I2 and Ozluoglu L3

1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Adana City Training and Research Hospital, Turkey

2Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Baskent University, Adana Dr. Turgut Noyan Application and Research Center, Turkey

3Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Baskent University Medical Faculty, Turkey

Corresponding Author

Received Date: March 06, 2020;  Published Date: March 16, 2020


Objective: This study compares the effectiveness of fluocortolone and fluocortolone+acyclovir treatments in patients with Bell palsy.

Materials and Methods: Thirty-eight patients with Bell palsy who received fluocortolone treatment and twenty one patients with Bell palsy who received fluocortolone+acyclovir treatment were evaluated according to the full recovery times, stapes reflexes and electromyography measurements.

Results: There was no significant difference between the treatment groups in terms of facial function, recovery time, stapes reflex and electromyography measurements.

Conclusion: Both fluocortolone and fluocortolone+acyclovir treatments are effective in the treatment of Bell palsy.

Keywords: Bell palsy; Treatment; Stapes; Electromyography

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