07. August 2022

Ramsay Hunt syndrome paralyses half of Justin Bieber’s face; here’s everything to know about this rare neurological condition


Ramsay Hunt syndrome: Pop singer Justin Bieber on Friday (June 10, 2022) disclosed that he was recognized with Ramsay Hunt syndrome, a virus that left half of his face paralyzed and compelled him to cancel some upcoming performances to deal with restoration. Taking to his official Instagram account, the 28-year-old Canadian shared a video and mentioned that his proper eye was not blinking, including “I can`t smile on this side of my face. This nostril will not move. So there`s full paralysis on this side of my face.”

Bieber, who shot to fame as a 13-year-old and went on to turn into a worldwide pop phenomenon with songs like “Baby” and “Believe”, mentioned that he was bodily unable to carry out his upcoming exhibits however was doing facial workout routines and anticipated to recuperate.

“It will go back to normal,” Justin Bieber mentioned on Ramsay Hunt syndrome therapy.

“It`s just time, and we don`t know how much time that`s going to be,” the multi-Grammy winner added.

Meanwhile, Bieber’s spouse Hailey Baldwin shared her husband’s video submit on her Instagram Stories and wrote, “I love u baby” with a pleading emoji. 

What is Ramsay Hunt syndrome?

Ramsay Hunt Syndrome is a rare neurological condition characterised by paralysis of the facial nerve and a rash affecting the ear or mouth. It damages the facial nerve close to the ear inflicting listening to loss as well as to the extreme shingles outbreak.

Signs and signs of Ramsay Hunt syndrome:

Ramsay Hunt syndrome has two major indicators and signs by which one can detect it. 

1. A painful pink rash on, in, and round one ear with fluid-filled blisters and,

2. Weakness or paralysis of the facial muscle tissue on the identical aspect because the troubled ear.

What causes Ramsay Hunt syndrome?

The varicella-zoster virus, a member of the human herpesvirus household, causes Ramsay Hunt syndrome. It is similar virus that causes chickenpox. 

Ramsay Hunt syndrome’s therapy:

An individual affected by Ramsay Hunt syndrome can bear a seven to ten-day course of Famciclovir (500 mg, 3 times day by day) or Acyclovir (800 mg, 5 occasions day by day), in addition to oral Prednisone (60 mg day by day for 3-5 days), a number of studies have claimed.

The syndrome is known as after James Ramsay Hunt, an American neurologist and military officer in World War I who described this syndrome.

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