Ramsay hunt syndrome is a virus infecting the facial nerve causes a more severe form of facial paralysis. And superstar singer, Justin Bieber has revealed to fans and the public that he has been diagnosed with this paralysis. His face was briefly immobilized by the rare ailment according to a video which he posted on his social media platforms.
Just days after canceling his North American tour dates in the United States and Canada due to an undisclosed illness, Justin Bieber has now revealed that he has suffered from facial paralysis for the past several months.
The Singer has been battling the disease for a long time.
A rare ailment known as Ramsay Hunt Syndrome has paralyzed the right half of Justin Bieber’s face, the 28-year-old singer revealed in a three-minute Instagram video. The other half of his face remains frozen while he tries to grin, blink, and move his face.
“As you can undoubtedly see from my face, I have Ramsay Hunt syndrome, which is caused by a virus that destroys the nerve in my ear and my facial nerves, paralyzing my face,” he explained to followers.
I can’t smile on this side of my face because this eye isn’t blinking,” he explained. “As you can see, it’s rather serious; I wish this wasn’t the case, but my body is clearly telling me I need to slow down.”
Bieber stated that he will improve.
“I hope you understand, and I’ll be taking advantage of this time to rest and relax, so I can get back to doing what I was born to do.
But, for the time being, this isn’t it.”
The vocalist even found it difficult to even blink. This is not the first time Bieber has had to postpone his “World Tour of Justice.” After testing positive for COVID-19 earlier this year, he was forced to postpone the event.
Ramsay Hunt syndrome: What does it mean to you and how may it effect you?
Viruses in the facial nerve can induce a more severe form of facial paralysis known as Ramsay Hunt syndrome (RHS). Facial paralysis and ear and roof of mouth blisters are possible symptoms. The sickness can be treated with steroids, antiviral medication, and facial rehabilitation.
Symptoms of Ramsay Hunt Disease.
Symptoms may include, but are not limited to:
•Ear ache that is unbearable.
•Rashes and blisters appear on one side of the face that is impacted by the nerve.
•On one side, there is hearing loss.
•Feeling as if things are whirling (vertigo).
•Weakness on one side of the face that makes it difficult to close one eye, chew (food spills out of the weak corner of the mouth), express oneself, and perform fine facial motions on that side of the face.
What actually triggers or causes Ramsay hunt syndrome?
Ramsay Hunt illness is brought on by a variety of factors. Viral varicella (VZV) causes Ramsay Hunt syndrome, which is similar to chickenpox in children and shingles in adults. The varicella-zoster virus gets reactivated and spreads to the facial nerve in patients with the syndrome after it was previously inactive (dormant).
Affected Population of Ramsay Hunt Disease.
Males and females are both affected equally by the Ramsay Hunt Disease. Every year in the United States, an estimated five out of every 100,000 persons are diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt syndrome. Atraumatic peripheral facial paralysis is most often caused by this disorder, which is the second most prevalent cause. Ramsay Hunt syndrome may be under- or over-diagnosed, according to some experts, making it difficult to estimate the exact prevalence of the illness in the general population.
All chickenpox survivors are at risk of developing Ramsay Hunt syndrome. However, the vast majority of occurrences involve those over the age of 60, particularly those who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. There are only a few cases of Ramsay Hunt syndrome affecting youngsters.