Ramsay Hunt syndrome results in paralysis of the facial muscles on the same side of the face as the infection, including eyelid and mouth paralysis. It is also typically associated with a blistering, painful, red rash in or around the ear and eardrum and sometimes on the roof of the mouth or tongue. Other associated symptoms can include
Cause of Ramsay Hunt syndrome
Reactivation of a herpes zoster virus infection that previously caused chickenpox in the affected person causes Ramsay Hunt syndrome.
Other ramsay hunt syndrome symptoms and signs
- Blistering, Painful Red Rash in or Around the Ear, Roof of Mouth, or Tongue
- Changes in Taste Sensation
- Dry Eyes
- Ear Pain
- Hearing Loss
- Paralysis of Facial Muscles on the Same Side of the Face as the Infection
Main Article on Ramsay Hunt Syndrome Symptoms and Signs
Pictures, Images, Illustrations & Quizzes
Chickenpox Quiz: Test Your Medical IQ
How is chickenpox related to shingles? Take the Chickenpox Quiz to assess your IQ of this itchy, blistering childhood skin...
Picture of Varicella (Chickenpox) Virus
A highly infectious viral disease, known familiarly as chickenpox. See a picture of the Varicella (Chicken Pox) Virus and learn...
Viral Infection Types, Treatment, and Prevention
Watch this slideshow on Viral Infections and learn about types, treatment, and prevention of illnesses caused by viruses.
Viral Skin Rashes: A Guide to Itchy Rashes, Blisters, and Sores
Your skin breaks out in itchy rashes, painful blisters, or crusty sores. Allergies? Eczema? The answer could be a viral infection.
Infectious Disease Resources
Subscribe to MedicineNet's General Health Newsletter