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Blinking 1 eye. Is this stress?

Blinking 1 eye. Is this stress?

Probably not stress: Stress can increase the frequency of tics, which are longstanding occasional benign motor spasms, often of facial muscles. However, if involuntary one-eye blinking is a new problem, and particularly if it is getting worse, it could be due to more serious nervous system conditions and should be evaluated by your primary care doctor or a neurologist. ...Read more

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Is there a medical basis for left eye blinking superstition? A blinking left eye is supposed to be bad.

Is there a medical basis for left eye blinking superstition? A blinking left eye is supposed to be bad.

Superstition: There is no medical basis for that superstition, just like many other superstitions. There are several causes of eye blinking including blepharospasm, myokymia, foreign body, dry eye, and other causes. If artificial tears don't resolve it, please see your eye md. ...Read more

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I have sudden L eye scratchiness and pain for 2-3 days, worse on blinking and eye movement. No redness or obvious changes. Concern or not. Baseline visually impaired on L eye. By diabetes.

I have sudden L eye scratchiness and pain for 2-3 days, worse on blinking and eye movement. No redness or obvious changes. Concern or not. Baseline visually impaired on L eye. By diabetes.

See ophthalmologist: Pain and scratchiness in one eye can mean a small corneal abrasion or foreign body. Artificial tear drops may help but you should be examined by an ophthalmologist to be sure there is no foreign boday or abrasion. ...Read more

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At first my 5 yr old keeps on blinking his eyes..Five days after aside from blinking his eye, his keeps on moving his nose.

At first my 5 yr old keeps on blinking his eyes..Five days after aside from blinking his eye, his keeps on moving his nose.

Exam: He may be experiencing a allergies reaction to something ie dust mites etc. Other possibilities include psychosomatic reaction ( children often can create symptoms of it draws parental attention). If this persists then consider a visit to your doctor. ...Read more

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Sinus pressure and drainage for 3+weeks. This a.m. have severe pain in my left cheek, pain when blinking my eye and pain to eat. What's going on?

Sinus pressure and drainage for 3+weeks. This a.m. have severe pain in my left cheek, pain when blinking my eye and pain to eat. What's going on?

Probable sinusitis: You didn't mention if you were treated for this. It sounds like you have a sinus infection (sinusitis). Sinuses are large "cavities' in the facial bones and infection and inflammation put pressure on face, in all directions, so your eye and teeth symptoms are consistent with sinusitis. You should probably be on decongestants and antibiotics for at least 14 days. ...Read more

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What causes rapid eye blinking?

What causes rapid eye blinking?

Tics: Most commonly this represents motor tics especially when you are aware of them. ...Read more

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What is the exact cause of eye blinking?

What is the exact cause of eye blinking?

Reflex: There is an internal rhythm which signals blinking spontaneously. It is modified by the osmolarity of the tears and the exposure of the receptors on the cornea so that there is stimulus to blink more often if these are activated. The blink spreads the tears over the living tissue on the front of the eye to keep it healthy and optically clear. ...Read more

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Why am i constantly blinking my left eye?

Why am i constantly blinking my left eye?

Blepharospasm: This sounds like blepharospasm. I would see your physician to get a diagnosis. Once diagnosed then treatments can be offered. ...Read more

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Is it a problem if I have rapid eye blinking?

Is it a problem if I have rapid eye blinking?

Not Necessarily: Blink rates will vary from person to person with most people blinking once approximately every 4 seconds. When reading, blink rate will decrease. Various conditions may cause more rapid eye blinking. The most common cause is tear film insufficiency or dry eye syndrome. Other causes include allergies, chemical or foreign body irritants, and involuntary spasm (blepharospasm), among others. ...Read more