Get to know Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, a complication of shingles.

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Shingles is a disease that many people are familiar with. have chickenpox-likeSLOTXOsymptoms and continues to find patients with this disease in all ages Although shingles is a curable disease not very dangerous But in some cases there may be complications that are of concern. One of them is Ramsay Hunt syndrome.

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What is Ramseyhunt Syndrome?
Ramsay Hunt Syndrome is a direct complication of shingles. Caused by the virus attacking the cranial nerves This can cause symptoms such as ear pain, decreased hearing, dizziness, spinning, hearing a buzzing sound. a blister inside the ear loss of perception of food one side of the face is distorted

Ramsay Hunt syndrome is treated with antiviral drugs. and must be treated within 72 hours of the onset of symptoms because of early treatment will result in better treatment results. If it is slower, it may not perform as well as it should.

Dr. Somsak Ankasil, Director-General of the Department of Medical Services The Ministry of Public Health has revealed that Ramsay Hunt Syndrome is caused by Varizella Zoster Virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. In which people who have had this disease, the virus may still be in the body. without causing disease for many years But when causing disease, it will cause inflammation. especially in the position causing the disease

Symptoms of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome
Symptoms of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome begin with a generalized inflammation. which occurs only in Patients will have pain, swelling, redness, heat in the position of the ear of the side that causes symptoms. or may have a low-grade fever You can also feel uncomfortable. After that, clear water blisters are found. which is a characteristic of this type of virus Occurs at the ear The blister will cause a more stinging, itchy, or burning sensation than a typical blister.

The infection infects the seventh cranial nerve that supplies the muscles of the face, inner ear and some taste buds. causing the patient to have paralysis of the hemispheres of the face do not close your eyes cause eye irritation or washing your face and burning your eyes due to soapy water entering your eyes, etc.
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