The human body is a strange and wonderful thing, and it’s a wonder how all the different parts and systems work together in biological harmony. However, the body can sometimes go awry for one reason, and no one has an explanation. Syndromes can happen anytime, whether triggered by something else or a genetic condition that arises at birth. Either way, most syndromes don’t have a cute; they become conditions that people have to live with for the rest of their lives. Here are 50 of the strangest syndromes you’ve probably never heard of.
50. Ramsay Hunt Syndrome
You’ve probably heard a lot about Ramsay Hunt syndrome in the news lately because of Justin Bieber. He recently came down with the syndrome, sharing pictures and videos of his face. The syndrome is caused by the same virus responsible for chickenpox and shingles. The syndrome attacks the facial nerves near and around the inner ear, which can sometimes lead to paralysis in other muscles in the face.
Ramsay Hunt syndrome symptoms include severe air pain, a painful rash that can appear within the ear and/or the roof of the mouth, hearing loss, vertigo, and weakness on one side of the face. Treatment for Ramsay Hunt syndrome includes anti-inflammatories as well as antiviral medications. You must seek medication attention as soon as symptoms are noticeable to prevent the syndrome from continuing to affect other parts of the facial nerves and muscles.