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Dr. Carla Enriquez Dr. Enriquez
Pediatrics
46 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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What are the causes of facial tics?

What are the causes of facial tics?

Many: Facial tics can be developmental (occurring as normal development signs in 6-8 year olds), or part of a motor movement disorder (such as tourette's) . Sometimes tics can be an adverse effect from medications. Also, tics can be caused by a neuroautoimmune process called panda's. See: intramural.Nimh.Nih.Gov/pdn/web.Htm. ...Read more

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Dr. Guillermo Philipps
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Tics (Definition)

Repetitive movements include motor tics such as lip smacking, head turning, jerking, or tremor : verbal tics such ...Read more


Dr. Martin Fried Dr. Fried
General Practice
32 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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What can cause facial tics?

What can cause facial tics?

Torette: One cause is tourette syndrome. Facial tics should be evaluated by a neurologist for all possible causes and treatments. ...Read more

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Dr. Visalakshi Vallury Dr. Vallury
Family Medicine
20 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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What causes facial tics and muscle spasms?

What causes facial tics and muscle spasms?

A number of things: Facial tics and spasms can occur because of anxiety, medication side effects, excess caffeine, low potassium etc. Most tics are short lived. If the symptoms persist it is best to see your doctor and get further evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Passer Dr. Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
31 years in practice
University of Kansas School of Medicine
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Does bipolar disorder cause facial tics?

No: Facial tics are not included in the diagnostic criteria for bipolar disorder. Facial tics can be caused by a few different things including medication side-effects. I have had patients who had both bipolar disorder and tourette syndrome. Each is a different condition. ...Read more

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias Dr. Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
22 years in practice
National University of Athens Faculty of Medicine
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Is it true that facial tics can be caused by tumors?

Is it true that facial tics can be caused by tumors?

They can.: Brain or neural tumors can cause tics - however they are not a common cause for them. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan Dr. Dohan
Dermatology
53 years in practice
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Can Claravis ,80mg/day, cause tics or tingling in face, lower lip? Happens infrequently & is the only side effect besides nausea. Should I worry?

Can Claravis ,80mg/day, cause tics or tingling in face, lower lip? Happens infrequently & is the only side effect besides nausea. Should I worry?

Not from claravis: You can stop tretinoin while on Claravis. Be sure to take with food for best absorption. Avoid vitamin pills because the vitamin A (different in food) increases side effects.Most common side effect is dry skin, dry lips, dry eyes & nose. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Buzzeo Dr. Buzzeo
Pediatrics
years in practice
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Hello docs! can you tell me what could cause an 8 year old to have facial tics, nose flaring, etc. And skin peeling on hands?

Hello docs! can you tell me what could cause an 8 year old to have facial tics, nose flaring, etc. And skin peeling on hands?

Facial Tics: I strongly suggest you have this child seen by her pediatrician. Motor tics and skin peeling can be related to a strep infection. Considering a weekend holiday is coming up, I would see the physician by tomorrow. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Teal Dr. Teal
Neurosurgery
26 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Can a brain tumor cause only a nervous tic in my lower lip right side or it will affect all my right side of my face? I have nervous tic from a month

Can a brain tumor cause only a nervous tic in my lower lip right side or it will affect all my right side of my face? I have nervous tic from a month

Concern for seizure: There may be other reasons for a facial tic or twitch than a brain tumor. You can be evaluated by your primary care doctor for electrolyte problems. Also too much caffeine intake needs to be considered. If you have a family history of a tic, that may be be a factor. A neurologist can take a look at your tic and help with the workup. A brain tumor can cause focal seizures but often a headache. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer Dr. Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
47 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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What is a cause of my tics?

Causes of tics: Tics are involuntary movement disorders caused by imbalance of brain chemicals. Excessively high Dopamine and glutamate have been found to be underlying causes. Emotional states can exacerbate tics, but are not the underlying cause. There are many medications that can help manage tics. Contact the tourette syndrome association for more information and referral to experts in the field. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox Dr. Cox
Pediatrics - Emergency Medicine
41 years in practice
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Can historical drug misuse cause you to develop a tic? If so, what help should I get

Can historical drug misuse cause you to develop a tic? If so, what help should I get

Likely separate: Tics are often caused by anxiety but some can be part of a separate disease. Take a list of your meds into your doctor's office and he/she will take a history and exam you to sort out the cause. All the best. ...Read more

Dr. Carol Jacobs Dr. Jacobs
Pediatrics
years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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What is the cause of childhood tics? Is there anything I can do to help my child's tic go away faster?

What is the cause of childhood tics?   Is there anything I can do to help my child's tic go away faster?

Usually temporary: Transient tic disorder is not uncommon in children and often fades as they age. Medically treatment is usually not needed unless tics are extreme and socially uncomfortable. Try not to call attention to the tics. Sleep deprivation, stress, anxiety can aggravate them. Talk with your MD to make sure this is the case. Brain still going thru growth changes and as it matures many of these will fade. ...Read more

Dr. Carla Enriquez Dr. Enriquez
Pediatrics
46 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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Dr. Param Fagoora Dr. Fagoora
Ophthalmology
49 years in practice
Guru Nanak Dev University Medical College
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What can help facial tics?

What can help facial tics?

Exam advised: Have a exam to find out he reason for the ticks by your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Pratip Nag Dr. Nag
Pediatrics
14 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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How to get help with facial tics?

See a psychologist: There are specialists who can help with tics and it ranges from behavioral techniques to medications. I would find psychogist/psychiatrist who specializes in tics to help you. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Smith Dr. Smith
Neurology
50 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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Is there a way to relieve my facial tics?

Is there a way to relieve my facial tics?

De-stress: If you don't have tourette's disease or some like condition, and no other situation is responsible, including both prescribed or "recreational" drugs--then de-stress. In resistant cases, consider obtaining cognitive behavioral therapy from a qualified psychologist, to teach you better coping mechanisms. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke Dr. Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
46 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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Facial tics in a 28 yr female, what to do?

Facial tics in a 28 yr female, what to do?

If they are not a : recurrence of a chronic tic disorder or Tourette Syndrome that began before age 18, then she needs to be evaluated for a cause, first by her primary care doctor, then by a neurologist, if need be. Adult-onset tics can be from a neurological disorder, trauma or infection affecting facial nerves or "meth" or cocaine ingestion. Tics must be differentiated from muscle spasms or twitches, myoclonus. ...Read more

Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett Dr. Poinsett
Pediatrics
34 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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Dr. Pratip Nag Dr. Nag
Pediatrics
14 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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What can I do to address the weird facial tics i've had since I was little?

What can I do to address the weird facial tics i've had since I was little?

See a psychologist: There are specialists who can help with tics and it ranges from behavioral techniques to medications. I would find psychogist/psychiatrist who specializes in tics to help you. ...Read more

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Dr. William Goldie Dr. Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology
44 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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I have been developing facial tics and making loud vocalizations the last three months. What might this be from?

Tic disorder: Many normal people have nervous habits and nervous tics. If these start to accumulate and become disruptive, and persist for more than a year, then this can be called tourette syndrome. A thorough medical evaluation is necessary. ...Read more