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A 38-year-old member asked:

what causes frequent blinking and facial scrunching in kids?

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Dr. Keith Ramsey
Adolescent Medicine 36 years experience
Tics: Tics are usually normal in children. They tend to come and go. If there are multiple different tics that continue for more than 6 months, then talk to your child's doctor. Tourettes is a disorder with multiple tics, motor and vocal, that can get worse with age.
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Many possible causes: Frequent blinking and squinting most like represents an imflammatory condition of the eyelid edges called blepharitis. You should see an eye md.

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