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I have been diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome post

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I have been diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome post Shingles diagnosis. I have some facial palsy, left eye cannot close all the way, I have no vertigo, hearing loss, taste loss. I am on an anti- viral (9 th day) and now a steroid ( 3rd day). My facial blisters have healed, but the facial paralysis set in post blister heal. What more can I do at this point to encourage recovery? What type of Doctor is best to help me? I have a follow up with my ophthalmologist, but I want help to make sure I shouldn't be on different drugs/ be doing laser/ facial therapy of some sort.
Thank you.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 1 year ago.

Hello. Sorry to hear about your condition. This is a very painful affliction, but one that is typically self-limiting.

Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 1 year ago.

It sounds as if you are already on the appropriate medications. The specialists that most commonly diagnose and treat this condition are ENTs and neurologists, so you could consider one of these for follow up and to manage any potential complications.

Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 1 year ago.

In the meantime, I think it would be a good idea to work with a physical therapist, preferably one that has exeprience or expertise in this particular condition.

Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 1 year ago.

The sooner one begins therapy the better one's chances for a shorter course and better outcome.

Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 1 year ago.

Hi there. Do you have any additional information or questions you would like to go over?

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