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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Ramsay Hunt Syndrome

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Are there treatment options for ramsay hunt syndrome?

Are there treatment options for ramsay hunt syndrome?

Herpes meds: Ramsay hunt is a variant of herpes facial neuritis. Many cases of bell's palsy are also caused by herpes. The virus lives in the trigeminal ganglion and can be activated to produce severe symptoms. Just facial weakness is bells. Facial weakness with hearing loss vertigo and numbness of face tongue and mouth is ramsay hunt. No cure but may be modified with herpes meds. ...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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Bell's palsy to ramsay hunt syndrome, what to do?

Bell's palsy to ramsay hunt syndrome, what to do?

Ramsay Hunt: The diagnosis and treatment of ramsay hunt syndrome is a bit complex. Your neurologist should have a crack at it and if you still are having lots of problems may refer you a subspecialty neurologist or pain specialist. Use of anti-viral medications, treatment of post herpetic neuralgia, and use of steroids have probably already been discussed with you or tried. ...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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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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How long should symptoms last (loss of balance) in ramsay hunt syndrome? It's been 7 months

How long should symptoms last (loss of balance) in ramsay hunt syndrome?  It's been 7 months

Too long : The acute symptoms of ramsey hunt should be over within a few weeks. What you have sounds is more a late term consequence. You should follow up with an ENT doctor and have you balance tested and then perhaps get into balance therapy. ...Read more