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I am now over 2 weeks into ramsay hunt and still in a lot of pain - when will it recede?

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In brief: Herpes zoster

You are recovering from an infection by the very virus which can cause shingles elsewhere, and depending upon the extent of healing, might become asymptomatic within the next 4-6 weeks.
Drugs such as gabapentin, lyrica, (pregabalin) cymbalta, may help a lot. Rarely, post-herpetic neuralgia can persist longer, but unusual in my experience to see in ramsay-hunt syndrome.

In brief: Herpes zoster

You are recovering from an infection by the very virus which can cause shingles elsewhere, and depending upon the extent of healing, might become asymptomatic within the next 4-6 weeks.
Drugs such as gabapentin, lyrica, (pregabalin) cymbalta, may help a lot. Rarely, post-herpetic neuralgia can persist longer, but unusual in my experience to see in ramsay-hunt syndrome.
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