U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 39-year-old member asked:

how can i explain tourette's to a six year old?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Yvonne Brouard
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Simply: A person with Tourette's has a feeling that they just can't stop, to do or say some thing. That might be a noise or word, or body movement, or humming or tapping or biting on something. Telling them not to do it makes it worse, but asking them to play or talking with them might stop it for a little while, when they are thinking about something else.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Similar questions

A 45-year-old member asked:

How to explain tourette's to a 6 year old?

1 doctor answer7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Explain: explain what the symptoms are and that the person exhibiting them can not help themselves.thus there is no fault or blame

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
Last updated Apr 6, 2018

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.