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Can you get herpes simplex in your (inner) ear?

Can you get herpes simplex in your (inner) ear?

Herpes Zoster Oticus: May be what you are referring to. This is actually caused by the varicella virus (chicken pox). See ramsey hunt syndrome. I am not aware of pathology of the inner ear proven to be caused by herpes simplex but it seems plausible. ...Read more

Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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Do your ears hurt when you get herpes?

Do your ears hurt when you get herpes?

Yes: When you get shingles, which is produced by a herpes virus, affecting your ears, it is accompanied by severe pain, amongst other symptoms. ...Read more

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What to do if you get water in your ear?

What to do if you get water in your ear?

Swimmer's ear drops: Over the counter swimmer's ear drops are safe and effective unless you have a hole in your eardrum or tubes in the ears. ...Read more

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How do you get a foreign body out of your ear?

How do you get a foreign body out of your ear?

Variety of methods: If object does not absorb water try the direct flush method in the shower. Do not try this with objects that could expand when wet. If object is a bug you may try floating it out with a few drops of oil. If object is visible and you feel safe it is possible to grab it with tweezers. This requires a steady hand and ear. If object is really wedged then visit your local practitioner. ...Read more

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Can u get shingles in your ear?

Can u get shingles in your ear?

Yes: The hated ramsey-hunt syndrome is shingles involving the ear, and able to paralyze half of the face, cause intense pain, and produce dizziness and hearing loss. You need to be under a physician's care if you have this. ...Read more

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Can u get shingles in your ear?

Can u get shingles in your ear?

Shingles on ear: Yes. It can be localized to the outer ear or be a serious problem that causes facial pain, facial weakness and hearing loss. If you have shingles of the ear, you need to see an otolaryngologist and get a hearing test. Shingles present in nerve distributions, so you would also want to be sure that it does not involve the eye if upper part of face is involoved. ...Read more