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How do you get ramsay - hunt?

How do you get ramsay - hunt?

Ramsay hunt syndrome: This syndrome is herpetic lesions in the distribution of facial nerve. The vesicles are in the ext canal of ear face, facial paralysis and also loss of taste on the tongue. ...Read more

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What are the tests for ramsay hunt?

What are the tests for ramsay hunt?

No tests specific: Ramsey hunt synfrome is a severe form of bell's palsy. It is a clinical diagnosis based on examination and history. Someone with facial paralysis and vesicles in their ear and ear canal combined with significant pain is enough to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can you get ramsay - hunt syndrome?

How can you get ramsay - hunt syndrome?

There are 3 types: Type 2 is the most common, referring to Zoster (reactivated chicked pox in a nerve) involving the nerve in the ear as well as the same side of the face. If you want more complete details you can try Wikipedia. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose ramsay hunt syndrome?

How do you diagnose ramsay hunt syndrome?

Clinical diagnosis: The diagnosis of ramsay-hunt syndrome is a clinical one based on history and physical findings. The latter would include facial weakness and finding clear fluid filled vesicles in the external ear canal. ...Read more

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What's a natural way to treat ramsay hunt?

What's a natural way to treat ramsay hunt?

Not wise: Ramsay hunt is a severe disorder with herpes infection of the inner ear and can result- if not treated, in permanent scar tissue, hearing loss, weakness of the facial muscles and other problems. See a dr. Right away if you suspect ramsay hunt. ...Read more

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Ramsay hunt syndrome recovery probability?

Ramsay hunt syndrome recovery probability?

Ramsay Hunt Type II: is caused by reactivation of the Varicella or Chickenpox virus in the geniculate ganglion, a collection of of nerve cells & fibers of the Facial Nerve. Prognosis depends on age, competence of immune system, extent & severity of impairments from Facial Nerve damage. Milder cases treated with antiviral medication & steroids within 3 days of symptom onset have a 70-75% chance of recovery. ...Read more

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Is the cause of ramsay hunt syndrome known?

Is the cause of ramsay hunt syndrome known?

Herpes Infection: Ramsy-hunt syndrome is attributed to a herpes infection of the geniculate ganglion. It consists of facial palsy in combination with a herpetic eruption in in the external ear canal. Symptoms may include tinnitus (ringing in the ear), vertigo, deafness plus the facial weakness. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about ramsay hunt syndrome?

Can you tell me about ramsay hunt syndrome?

Yes: Ramsy hunt occurs in people due to re-activation of the chicken pox virus. One typically sees clear painful vesicles arournd the ear canal along with weakness or paralysis of the face on the same side. Treatment begins early, within 72 hrs after onset with aniviral medication and sometimes steroids. The management depends upon the extent of involvment and the occurance of complications. ...Read more