Treatment is symptomatic and may include medication therapies with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and corticosteroids to reduce swelling, as well as antibiotics and immunosuppressants. Surgery may be recommended to relieve pressure on the facial nerves and to reduce swollen tissue, but its effectiveness has not been established. Massage and electrical stimulation may also be prescribed.
The cause of Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome is unknown, but there may be a genetic predisposition.read more
Symptoms of Melkersson Rosenthal Syndrome: After recurrent attacks, swelling may persist and increase, eventually becoming permanent.read more