Ramsay Hunt syndrome is a painful rash around the ear, on the face, or on the mouth. It occurs when the varicella-zoster virus infects a nerve in the head.
Ramsay Hunt syndrome can cause pain and swelling in the affected area, and neurological symptoms such as weakness or a loss of muscle coordination.
Severe Ear Pain, Stiff ear lobe and pain, a tingling sensation on the ear nerve, swelling and tenderness of lymph nodes in the neck, redness of the eardrum, weak hearing
The varicella-zoster virus (VZV) that causes Ramsay Hunt Syndrome is the same virus responsible for chickenpox and shingles.
The causes of Ramsay Hunt syndrome are painful can be hard to predict. The Ramsay Hunt syndrome rash is painful and can occur anywhere on the head, face, or mouth area.
Strong painkillers may be given to help with the fever and headache. Sometimes, steroids are given to eliminate inflammation around the mouth.
Unfortunately, steroid medications can make your face look puffy and round. Wearing an eye patch ensures that other areas around your eye won't be damaged if you don't blink perfectly.