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

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What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people with Ramsay Hunt syndrome type II

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Compare treatments taken by people with Ramsay Hunt syndrome type II

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Who has Ramsay Hunt syndrome type II on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 5
40s 3
50s 9
60s 6
70+ 5

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 6
Female 24

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