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What Are The Most Common Symptoms Of Ramsay Hunt
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
I've had ramsay hunt on left side 4 last month am feeling better now. Noticed a painful bump on lower left jaw since 10 days. A related symptom?
Is there any use 4 taking acyclovir after three weeks of symptoms. At 1st diagnosed w/bell's palsy now severe pain, maybe herpes oticus or ramsay hunt?
Probably not: It might be too late for acyclovir. You might benefit from anti-inflamatory drugs and analgesics for pain. Discuss your symptoms with your doctor and she or he will help you. Either way, all of these drugs require a prescription. In addition, you might be referred to a neurologist for further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does facial palsy always present with ramsay hunt syndrome, I have all other symptoms, only pain is to the back of my head and neck.Blisters in ear etc?
RHS : Facial paralys can present few days before or after onset of other symptoms in rhs. Acute facial paralysis is the hallmark of rhs, but the syndrome as described by dr. Hunt can have varying presentation, making the history and physical examination the most important tool. Other nerves in close proximity to the facial nerve can be affected by vzv. Focus is on differential diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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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