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How long ramsay hunt syndrome takes to cure?

my brother,age 22, has been dignosed with ramsay hunt syndrome..C/O URTI C ® Bells Palsy Vencle in ® ear. his face has become somewhat disfigured. treatment has been started since yesterday, but he is not able to move his eyebrows or close his left eye. How much time would he take to recover? which specialist would be better to consult? can anybody suggest me a good doctor in NCR - New Delhi,India?
Tue, 9 Jul 2019
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Hello,

Your brother is experiencing classical signs and symptoms of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome which includes a FACIAL PARALYSIS over the same half of the face where the lesions can be seen in or around the ear.

Recovery usually occurs in over 80% of patients, however, there is still a percentage who unfortunately do not enjoy full recovery. If the patient can be seen by a doctor within 24-48 hrs.

After the onset of symptoms then, acyclovir (antiviral agent) is generally combined with a high dose steroid such as PREDNISONE and then, pain medication is also administered to control pain.

A Neurologist is the most likely specialist to be able to identify and best treat this condition. I'm, afraid I know no doctors from New Delhi since I am in the United States.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Dariush Saghafi, Neurologist
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