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A 24-year-old female asked:

The muscle in my head behind & above my right ear has been twitching since saturday afternoon. what could be the cause & how to stop it?

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Dr. David Speck
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Stress,caffeine: An isolated twitch of a muscle is called myokymia. It may be caused by stress, fatigue, or excess consumption of caffeine, or caffeine like compounds called xanthines found in tea, cocoa, and chocolate. It's usually not dangerous if it's isolated to just one muscle.

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Last updated Nov 20, 2020

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