Ramsay Hunt syndrome type II

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What is Ramsay Hunt syndrome type II?

Ramsay Hunt syndrome Type II is a painful rash around the ear that occurs when the varicella zoster virus (the same virus that causes chicken-pox) infects a nerve in the head. It can cause facial paralysis and hearing loss in the affected ear.

Common symptoms reported by people with Ramsay Hunt syndrome type II

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with Ramsay Hunt syndrome type II

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Solu-Medrol Infusion)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1

Data from patients with Ramsay Hunt syndrome type II, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Ramsay Hunt syndrome type II

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Solu-Medrol Infusion)
Perceived effectiveness
for Ramsay Hunt syndrome type II (1 evaluation)
Side effects
insomnia irregular heartbeat (cardiac arrhythmia) 1 more
Total evaluations
1
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with Ramsay Hunt syndrome type II, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has Ramsay Hunt syndrome type II on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 2
40s 3
50s 3
60s 4
70+ 3

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 2
Female 15

These charts show data from Ramsay Hunt syndrome type II patients who have completed their condition history
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