Justin Bieber has been diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, which is a painful syndrome that affects portions around the nose, ear, or mouth, triggered by the Varicella-zoster virus which directly impacts the nervous system in the head. Varicella-zoster also causes Chickenpox and Shingles. Justin Bieber has been affected with Shingles that have left the right side of his face paralyzed. The virus mainly affects the facial nerve near the ear which triggers irritation and swelling on the face.
Possible complications of the syndrome
There are multiple complications arising from the virus leading to the syndrome. The complications may vary from one case to another but common complications observed in the majority of the cases are listed below:
- The syndrome leads to a change in the appearance of the face after restricting the movement of the affected part of the face.
- It gives rise to eye infections and ulcers which later impact one’s vision; sometimes, even leading to permanent damage to the eye.
- Constant pain in the affected portion.
- Results have also been shown in the nerves taking wrong structures which sometimes affect abnormal facial reactions. People may be unable to smile or they unintentionally wink as a result of smiling.
This virus can also spread to the brain and spinal cord, drawing confusion, headaches, and nerve pain. People affected by the disease are urged to look for doctors on an immediate basis and take treatment and medications on the medical expert’s advice or treatment.