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Can u get shingles in your ear?
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Dr. Taraneh Azar
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Shingles on ear
Yes. It can be localized to the outer ear or be a serious problem that causes facial pain, facial weakness and hearing loss.
If you have shingles of the ear, you need to see an otolaryngologist and get a hearing test. Shingles present in nerve distributions, so you would also want to be sure that it does not involve the eye if upper part of face is involoved.

In brief: Shingles on ear
Yes. It can be localized to the outer ear or be a serious problem that causes facial pain, facial weakness and hearing loss.
If you have shingles of the ear, you need to see an otolaryngologist and get a hearing test. Shingles present in nerve distributions, so you would also want to be sure that it does not involve the eye if upper part of face is involoved.
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