Jun 20, 2022
Justin Beiber was recently diagnosed with a rare condition called the Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. The condition is a neurological disorder and is characterized by facial nerve paralysis, which can be seen on the right side of the music artist’s face.
Also known as the Herpes Zoster Oticus, the condition occurs when a virus named VARICELLA ZOSTER infects a nerve in the head. It is the same virus that causes shingles and chickenpox. While the virus remains, it can be reactivated either spontaneously or by a known trigger such as a weakened immune system, stress or some other infection like COVID-19.
To understand the causes, symptoms and treatment of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, keep reading.
The primary signs and symptoms of Ramsay Hunt syndrome are as follows:
Other symptoms include-
Prompt treatment of Ramsay Hunt syndrome can ease pain and decrease the risk of long-term complications.
Medications may include:
Fortunately, there is another vaccine, Zostavax, which is helpful in preventing viral reactivation. Consequently, shingles and Ramsay Hunt syndrome can be either prevented or their symptoms reduced if the vaccine is administered.
We hope this article helped you understand the Ramsay Hunt Syndrome.
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