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Is there any known cases of inner ear shingles?

By Anonymous January 27, 2018 - 5:20pm
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I was told I have shingles in my ear canal and I have never heard of any such cases. I’m in extreme pain and I need answers. Please let me know.

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Hello. Thank you for posting.

While shingles is not life-threatening, it can cause a painful rash anywhere on your body. Herpes zoster oticus, (Ramsay Hunt syndrome) is a complication of shingles infection that affects facial muscles and the inner ear.

More information here: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ramsay-hunt-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20351783


January 27, 2018 - 5:45pm
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