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
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
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