Beyond shingles

Many people are aware of shingles - the painful rash that can develop years later after having chickenpox. But there are other forms of this reactivation of the varicella zoster virus. Ramsay Hunt syndrome is one such disorder. When the virus infects a facial nerve, it can reactivate as a painful rash in and around the ear. Read more about the symptoms and treatment of Ramsay Hunt syndrome.

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