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 identified with Ramsay Hunt syndrome, a virus that left half of his face paralyzed and compelled him to cancel some upcoming performances to give attention to restoration. Taking to his official Instagram account, the 28-year-old Canadian shared a video and stated 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 grow to be a worldwide pop phenomenon with songs like “Baby” and “Believe”, stated 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 stated 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 put up 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 main indicators and signs by which one can detect it. 

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

2. Weakness or paralysis of the facial muscle mass on the identical facet because the stricken 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 stories have claimed.

The syndrome is called after James Ramsay Hunt, an American neurologist and armed forces officer in World War I who described this syndrome.

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