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Ramsay-Hunt Syndrome

Ramsay-Hunt syndrome is facial paralysis caused by the chicken pox virus (varicella).

Treatment for Ramsay-Hunt Syndrome

Treatment of the facial paralysis is the same as Bell's palsy, except steroids are not recommended because they can make the viral infection worse. Acyclovoir or its derivatives are used for treatment. Topical acyclovoir ointment can be used on the rash.