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Bilateral hand tremor in a 3yo. How should this be evaluated?

Bilateral hand tremor in a 3yo. How should this be evaluated?

Rare: I do not believe that most family physicians and pediatricians would be comfortable diagnosing a 3 year old with this symptom. Certainly we would evaluate and give an opinion but would more than likely as you to be seen by a pediatric neurologist. There isn't one of them hanging on every tree so a referral to a children's hospital or referral center would likely be necessary unless in big city. ...Read more

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Dr. Prem Gupta
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Tremor (Definition)

A tremor is an unintentional trembling or shaking movement in a part of the body, and usually occurs in the hands. It can occur in healthy individuals, but tremors are also present in brain diseases ...Read more


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Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause bilateral hand tremors when trying to hold object still: like phone or pen? Mild shaking bilaterally when holding hands out infront

Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause bilateral hand tremors when trying to hold object still: like phone or pen? Mild shaking bilaterally when holding hands out infront

Yes, it can: In the pre-marketing clinical studies, more than 10% of people experienced tremors with zoloft (sertraline). So yes, it could be causing the problem you have. How long have you been taking it? If only for a short time (few weeks) there's still a possibility this may resolve. If going on for longer, it may not. Please discuss with your psychiatrist or other prescribing physician. ...Read more

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What causes hand tremors?

What causes hand tremors?

Many: To mention few, parkinsonism, essential tremors, days tonic tremors, toxic tremors, psychogenic tremors etc etc. ...Read more

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What causes hand tremors in teenagers?

Stress? : Tiredness, lack of sleep , stress, alcohol, etc are the commonest causes, but benign essential tremor can occur at any age and it is often familial. ...Read more

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Your views about tremical for hand tremor?

Your views about tremical for hand tremor?

Different Options: There are many reasons for hand tremors and the therapy should be tailored to what is causing the tremor. For example, if you are on thyroid medication and are getting a bit too much, then the dose should be adjusted. On the other hand, if you're drinking too many caffeinated beverages every day then reducing may be a good option. Tremors of Parkinson's or essential tremors can respond to meds. ...Read more

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How to cure my hand tremor? Or how to lessen it?

Depends: Hand tremors can be due to a variety of causes, most of them not serious. Reduction in stimulants (coffee) may help or additional medications such as beta blockers can help with some types. To determine what type of tremor it is you should see your local neurologist. ...Read more

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Tremor in right hand?

Parkinson's: At your age, living in a ski resort, with an isolated problem, you are doing great and should continue to do well! a focal tremor especially at rest on one side is most often the first sign of parkinson's disease. See a neurologist at you local medical school and start treatment, as this will control your problems. ...Read more

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How to treat hand tremors?

How to treat hand tremors?

Depends: Depends upon the cause. Irresponsible of me to offer a diagnosis - might i suggest seeing your family physician? ...Read more

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What causes right hand tremors?

Tremor: Most tremor is benign, meaningless but talk to your pcp as there are many different types of tremor. Carpal tunnel an other isolated peripheral nerve issues are not typically the cause of tremor but may co exist with it. ...Read more

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