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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

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Ramsay Hunt Syndrome (Definition)

Ramsey Hunt Syndrome is inflammation of the facial nerve by the Herpes Zoster virus (HSV) causing facial nerve paralysis, ear pain and vesicular eruption in the external auditory canal ...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

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What are the most common symptoms of ramsay hunt?

What are the most common symptoms of ramsay hunt?

See the answer: Ramsey hunt syndrome is the name given to the herpez zoster of the geniculate ganglion in relation to the facial nerve. Facial paralysis occurs on one side and the blisters of herpes can be seen in the skin of the outer ear. ...Read more

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What are the other names of ramsay hunt syndrome?

What are the other names of ramsay hunt syndrome?

Herpez zoster: When the herpez zoster virus affects the geniculate ganglion of the facial nerve, this name is used one sometimes sees the blisters caused by the virus in the external ear. Unilateral facial paralysis is the usual symptom. ...Read more

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What are the ramsay hunt syndrome recovery chances?

What are the ramsay hunt syndrome recovery chances?

Ramsay Hunt recovery: In general, your chances of recovery are much better if the treatment is started within 3-5 days after the symptoms begin. Call your PCP if you lose movement in your face, or you have a rash on your face. ...Read more

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What signs or symptoms make up ramsay-hunt syndrome?

What signs or symptoms make up ramsay-hunt syndrome?

Painful rash: Check out mayo clinic at http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/ramsay-hunt-syndrome/ds00878 for info on chickenpox attacking ear, eg ramsay hunt syndrome. ...Read more

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What is some information about ramsay-hunt syndrome?

What is some information about ramsay-hunt syndrome?

Which one?: Dr ramsay hunt described several conditions. The more famous is the herpes infection of the ear that can produce severe pain, vertigo, and loss of hearing. Another is a disorder of the cerebellum with balance problems that become progressive. Another is pain and numbness of the elbow down to the hand from injury to the ulnar nerve. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what ramsay hunt disease is and can be?

Can you tell me what ramsay hunt disease is and can be?

Ramsay Hunt syndrome: RHS is due to a viral herpes zoster infection - also called shingles, in which the virus affects the facial nerve near the ear. There can also be a painful skin rash around the ear. In addition there can be facial weakness and sometimes hearing loss in the ear on the infected side. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Ramsay Hunt syndrome?

What is the definition or description of: Ramsay Hunt syndrome?

Ramsey Hunt Syndrome: Ramsey Hunt Syndrome is inflammation of the facial nerve by the Herpes Zoster virus (HSV) causing facial nerve paralysis, ear pain and vesicular eruption in the external auditory canal of the external ear. ...Read more

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I've developed ramsay hunt. What should I be watching out for in the future?

I've developed ramsay hunt. What should I be watching out for in the future?

Face pain: First, confirm the accuracy of the diagnosis, since there are a number of causes of face pain. It would be helpful to see a neurologist to confirm. Second, see the national library of medicine entry about this syndrome. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002613/. ...Read more

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What is ramsay hunt syndrome and is it possible to completely recover from it?

What is ramsay hunt syndrome and is it possible to completely recover from it?

Herpes zoster oticus: The virus causing problems in this case is not simplex but zoster, and the eruption may be seen over the ear, sort of like shingles. This affects the facial nerve, can cause local ear pain, and maybe affect hearing and balance. Typically, like most zoster infections runs its course and then remits, hopefully fully without post-herpetic neuralgia. ...Read more

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Do people with ramsay hunt have a lot of pain?

Do people with ramsay hunt have a lot of pain?

Ramsay Hunt: Ramsay hunt syndrome is an acute peripheral facial neuropathy associated with erythematous vesicular rash of the skin of the ear canal and ear. It is usually quite painful due to the neuritis. It is usually due to the herpes zoster virus and can be treated with anti-viral medications and a medication for the pain. ...Read more

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