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What are the characteristics of Herpes Zoster Oticus?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
If you have herpes zoster oticus, you may develop any of the following symptoms:
  • severe ear pain
  • a rash on the skin around the ears, mouth, face, or neck, or on your scalp
  • paralyzed nerves in the face
  • hearing loss
  • dizziness or lightheadedness
  • ringing in your ears
See your doctor promptly if you develop these symptoms, and talk with him or her about the causes and treatment of herpes zoster oticus. 

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