Doctor insights on:
Causes Of Lip Smacking
What is the cause of lip smacking when speaking? Could a mild stroke be the cause of the lip smacking? How do you treat lip smacking?
LipSmacking=Behavior: All living creature behaviors=expressions of their anatomic features exhibiting the behavior. The only way complex/coordinated/changeable behaviors are achieved is by nervous system/brain control of their anatomy, by the mind within the brain driving the behavior. Does this mean conscious awareness? No! Why? Because most behaviors=expressions of non-conscious activity. Stroke? =Yes. Retraining. ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
A habit: That is a learned habit. Getting rid of it required concentrated efforts to "unlearn" it. ...Read more
Some possibilities..: Lip smacking can be the result of a variety of different issues. It could nothing more than a behavioral habit, or it could represent an adaptive response to a new oral prosthetic device. It can also be a manifestation of neurological issues, such as dementia, parkinson's disease, or tardive dyskinesia. Especially if it is accompanied by other symptoms, it should be investigated by a doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See psychiatric doc: It may be a side effect . Meds can help at times . See psychiatric doc ...Read more
Bf's symptoms, asleep (age 26) lip smacking, swallowing, all in rhymic timing, also ocassionally lifts arm. Witnessed by brother, in the past age 17?
The condition most: important to evaluate is possible seizures, possible coming from the temporal lobe. It sounds like these have been recurring for the better part of 10 years. There are a number of conditions associated with sleep. I would start with a Neurologist who specializes in sleep-related symptoms. Good wishes to you and your boyfriend:) ...Read more
Child age 5 twitching in sleep sits up rocking head turning and nodding smacking lips seems restless all night like this what can cause this?
Dry/sun/wind/licking: Chapped lips? Hydrate well- water is best. You can apply lip balms with beeswax base or oil base creams. Remember that lips require solar protection just like your skin – apply & reapply balms or creams with a minimum spf of 15. Going skiing ?- protect from sun & windburn by covering with a scarf or a ski / snowboard face mask with visor. Dry air? - use a humidifier. Try not to lick your lips! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers