Ramsay Hunt syndrome (herpes zoster Oticus) is when a flare of shingles is affecting the facial nerve close to the ear.
It occurs in those who have had chickenpox. After you've recovered from chickenpox the virus persists in your body and can reactivate in later years.
The two primary indications and symptoms of Ramsay Hunt syndrome are observed so far.
A red, painful rash that has fluid-filled blisters that are located in and around the ear.
Paralysis or facial weakness on the opposite side of the hearing.
Also, there are many signs available.
Aural pain, Hearing loss, Ringing in your ear (tinnitus), Dry eyes and dry mouth.
It is difficult to close one eye, The sensation of spinning or movement (vertigo)Changes in the perception of taste (or loss) of flavor.
Consult your physician if have facial paralysis or skin rash that looks like shingles.
Though the syndrome is temporary, the effect can be permanent. Like: Loss of Hearing or Damage to the eye.
This syndrome may cause paralysis of his half face. That's why he wants to take a break till he cures completely.
Children are regularly vaccination against chickenpox. This drastically reduces the risk of getting infected. A shingles vaccination for those over 50 is suggested.