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I hav severe eye blinking. Most of d time i stretch my neck like those who has torettsyndrom & also stretch my jaw. What should I do w/ my mannerisms?

I hav severe eye blinking. Most of d time i stretch my neck like those who has torettsyndrom & also stretch my jaw. What should I do w/ my mannerisms?

Medication for tics: What you are describing may be tics but you need to rule out latourette syndrome. I recommend that you see a neurologist or a psychiatrist for an evaluation and diagnosis. There are medications that can help. Some tics can be treated with behavioral therapy. But when there are multiple tics, then medication is usually needed. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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Eye Blinking (Definition)

Eye blinking is the normal condition in all persons, who must blink to moisten, lubricate, and protect their eyes. Excessive blinking without an obvious reason can be a symptom of allergies, ...Read more


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What should I do with severe mannerisms like excessive eye blinking, stretching of the neck, and opening my mouth always like stretching my jaw?

What should I do with severe mannerisms like excessive eye blinking, stretching of the neck, and opening my mouth always like stretching my jaw?

Medication for tics: What you are describing may be tics but you need to rule out latourette syndrome. I recommend that you see a neurologist or a psychiatrist for an evaluation and diagnosis. There are medications that can help. Some tics can be treated with behavioral therapy. But when there are multiple tics, then medication is usually needed. ...Read more

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Can eye blinking in kids recur?..I can see my kid's blinking who is 4 yr old is completely gone and with in 2 weeks again came. Reason?

Can eye blinking in kids recur?..I can see my kid's blinking who is 4 yr old is completely gone and with in 2 weeks again came. Reason?

Normal: Eye blinking tics are very common in the 4 yo age group. Tics in general come and go depending on stress or illness. They can occur in 25% of kids. If they become embedded with other tics or noises, then there is a possibility of a motor movement disorder. If your child recently had a strep infection, see your doctor as the tics may be an early symptoms of pandas. ...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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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

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Why is my one eye blinking in slo mo?

Abnormal blinking: I would be suspicious that you are imagining the asymmetric blinking. If the asymmetry actually is present, you need to see your eye doctor since it could be a sign of facial nerve palsy, myasthenia gravis, or other pathology. ...Read more

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Why is my left eye blinking randomly?

Why is my left eye blinking randomly?

Blepharospasm: Often transient phenomenon occurring randomly for a while then disappears may worsen with autonomic arousal. Occasionally can persist and even involve both eyes with painful or forceful spasm in response to bright lights or stress. Rarely could indicate underlying neurologic disorder such as ms or mass effect. If it persists, worsens, spreads or becomes associated with other symptoms seek doc. ...Read more

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Is increased eye blinking related to astigmatism?

Is increased eye blinking related to astigmatism?

no: Increased blinking can be caused b y many factors but refraction and astigmatism are not a cause. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Kwok
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