WHAT VIRUS AFFECTED JUSTIN BIEBER?
On 10 June 2022, the greatest pop singer Justin Bieber revealed that he was affected by a syndrome called Ramsay Hunt syndrome which he got from a virus name varicella-zoster virus. He said that this virus has affected the nerve his ears and the facial nerve which has cause his one side of his face to have paralyzed. He revealed this on his Instagram reels a few hours ago and was sad and frustrated. He told that he can’t blink his eyebrows, can’t smile and also can’t move is nose.
Due to this Ramsay hunt syndrome, he was unable to do all his upcoming concerts and had to cancel all these programs. He even told me that till then he is going to take a rest and give his 100% to fight against the Ramsay Hunt syndrome virus. Let us know acknowledged more about this virus.
WHAT IS THE VARICELLA-ZOSTER VIRUS?
The varicella-zoster virus was discovered in 1888 by von okay, which is just a part of the herpes virus group. This virus is the main reason behind people having chicken pox and shingles (herpes zoster). If you have chickenpox and you have recovered from it but also have a greater chance to have shingles too after the recovery of chicken pox. This virus can also cause Ramsay Hunt syndrome. Let’s know more about it. You can get affected by this virus by directly touching the blisters or close contact with the infected virus. It came to be identified by rashes on the skin, fever, headache, etc.
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WHAT IS RAMSAY HUNT SYNDROME?
Ramsay Hunt syndrome is a syndrome that is caused by the reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus. It can be identified through a pain sensation on the face and rashes near the ear or the mouth. This syndrome causes paralysis of one side of your face. There is a facial nerve located underneath the skin near the ear which controls the other nerve in our face and the other nerve controls the movement of our eyebrows, mouth etc. the virus affects the main facial nerve and the nerve is unable to control the other never in our face which leads to paralyzing of one side of our face. Well, Ramsay Hunt Syndrome is very rare and very less can be seen in people.
TREATMENT OF RAMSAY HUNT SYNDROME
As there are many treatments for the Ramsay Hunt syndrome. So, people who are suffering from it are likely to be cured if their case is not severe or serious. Some of the treatments for Ramsey Hunt syndrome are:
- Antiviral medication
- Steroids injection
- Physical therapy to the restorative facial nerve
- Washing your rash daily with a clean clothes to avoid infection
- Neuro-Nodulating Drugs to deviate any pain.
There are many skin treatments for your facial rash such as steroids creams, antibiotic creams, antibiotic ear drops etc. As these were some of the treatment of Ramsay hunt syndrome, so, it’s not such a harmful syndrome but when happen it can cause serious problems.
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