The client has been diagnosed with Bell’s palsy. What is a priority nursing intervention?

 

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- Teach isometric exercises for facial muscles.

- Apply cold packs to the affected area.

- Encourage chewing on the affected side.

- Apply steroid cream to the face.

Rationale

The client with Bell’s palsy should be taught isometric exercises for the facial muscles. They should avoid drafts. Heat should be applied. They should chew on the unaffected side and steroids are given orally.

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