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Anyone who has had chicken pox is susceptible to acquiring shingles later in life. Shingles is a painful skin and nerve condition that results in blisters and rashes on one side of the body. A rare complication of shingles is Ramsay Hunt syndrome, which impacts the facial nerve and can cause facial paralysis. Joshua D. Rosenberg, MD, is an expert in treating various forms of facial paralysis, including Ramsay Hunt syndrome.

What is Ramsay Hunt Syndrome?

Those that have had chicken pox have been exposed to the varicella zoster virus. While the symptoms of chicken pox eventually go away, the varicella virus can remain dormant in the body. If triggered, it can cause shingles and in rare cases, Ramsay Hunt syndrome. In this circumstance, the virus causes an inflammation of the facial nerve that can cause facial paralysis. Indicators of Ramsay Hunt syndrome include the known symptoms of shingles, as well as a painful rash near one of the ears and facial paralysis. It is vital to seek medical treatment to fight the virus and reduce the chance of further complications.

On top of anti-viral medications and other treatments for Ramsay Hunt syndrome, patients with this disorder may want treatment for facial paralysis. Dr. Rosenberg has extensive experience treating various forms of facial paralysis and can offer options to reduce the facial aesthetic and functional symptoms of Ramsay Hunt syndrome. One effective option is Botox injections that can relax muscles to achieve a more balanced appearance to the face while recovering from this viral infection.

If you have any symptoms of Ramsay Hunt syndrome, you should seek medical attention right away. If you are interested in combatting the facial paralysis symptoms of this disorder, contact Dr. Rosenberg at his office in NYC or Upper East Side to schedule a consultation.

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Our Patient Reviews

Joshua D. Rosenberg, M.D.

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 11 reviews

Tonio Jennifer

Knowledgeable Doctor, great staff...somehow Dr Rosenberg makes you feel that no matter the odds he will come thru for you and with me he did so many times

Karmita Avila

I haven't the opportunity to meet the doctor yet, I have an appointment. I was referred by an ENT doctor in NJ, Dr. Douglas Leventhal, nice, young, excellent bed manners. Unfortunately he does not reconstruction nasal perforation, but he was very interested in helping me, and he referred me to a colleague in NY, and asked me wait a call from them, otherwise to call him back if they didn't contact me. Thanks GOD, they are very efficient and received, today two calls , I finally got to talk to Evelyn, very kind, and patient, gave me the appointment, I hope that my present health problem due to bad medical practice years ago, Dr. Rossenberg, can reconstruct my septum. I thank you from deep of my heart.

Nada Alkhawam

I want to thank DR. Rosenberg for his time and he’s amazing staff,he did a wonderful job operating on my face moving the cyst last Tuesday , I couldn’t believe my self the way he operates berly any brosis, he’s amazing surgeon , and he’s staff especially Ann& daina they are on top everything sweetheart they answered all my questions, with friendly since humor, I’m so lucky to have him As surgeon

Theresa Norris

Excellent surgeon supported by caring medical team members. Highly recommend.

Jan Wong

Dr. Rosenberg and his staff are thoughtful, caring and made me feel at ease during my procedure and at my follow up visits. Highly competent and friendly staff. Definitely recommend.

Sue Bee

An excellent Doctor who is kind and compassionate. He genuinely cares about his patients and their well-being.

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Joshua D. Rosenberg, M.D.
234 East 85th Street, 4th Floor
New York NY 10028

(212) 241-9410

Opening hours:
Monday & Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Joshua D. Rosenberg, M.D.
2052 Richmond Road
Staten Island NY 10306

(718) 420-1279

Opening hours:
Monday & Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM