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Eyelash Twitching Causes
Could my eyelash glue cause my eye to twitch? I wear them everyday, it's only the left eye and it's not all the time just at night, many thanks
Ans: No. Many things can cause an involuntary movement of the eye. Interesting that it is just the left. See your doctor for exam ...Read more
Muscle twitching is caused by minor muscle contractions in the area, or uncontrollable twitching of a muscle group that is served by a single motor nerve fiber. Muscle twitches are minor and often go unnoticed. Some are common and normal. Others are signs of ...Read more
Not likely: If the twitches are minor, there should be no more damage caused. ...Read more
I have twitching toes. Not painful. When I turn my head to the side the twitching stops. What causes this? Is it a neuro problem?
Dyskinesias: Involuntary movements are broken down into those caused by a tremor, tics, myoclonus, dystonias, chorea, athetosis, and hemiballismus. Those hyperkinetic movement disorders that have a tendency to involve the head include tremors (titubation), tics, and dystonias. The cause for the aforementioned are mostly genetic but at times can be related to metabolic disturbances or meds. Well wishes. ...Read more
I have a twitching in my head for the past two days and it mostly happens during school. It feels very violent and is hard to avoid in class. Cause?
? essential tremor?: Sounds like the head may be shaking from side to side or front to back. You could have an essential familial tremor or maybe even a cerebellar titubaton tremor, if involves entire head and not just one side. Thyroid problems can cause head tremors. Contact your doctor and get this controlled. ...Read more
Head jerking or: twitching may represent a tic (spasm-like movements of particular muscles). Anxiety may aggravate or increase tics which are otherwise usually harmless but may be annoying and may be able to be suppressed. Anxiety management strategies are powerful. Tics come and go. If serious consult physician. Best regards. ...Read more
For the past week my head/neck has been randomly twitching. Also slight pain in back right side of head. Any ideas for the cause of this?
Irritation perhaps: Some irritation to a muscle, nerve, or part of a nerve that goes to certain muscle fibers may cause those fibers to twitch. Such twitching is usually for a few hours or a day, and only once in a while. In those cases, doctors and patients usually don't spend time looking for a cause. But, if symptoms are frequent, or recurrent, a primary doctor, ENT doctor, and a neurologist can evaluate. ...Read more
The temporalis muscle is on the side of the head. It is used for chewing. You can feel it when you make a bite or clench your teeth.
Twitching occurs when muscles are tired or when they undergo a change in activity. Some people grind their teeth at night, this can cause twitching. There is also a artery there, which has a pulse. ...Read more
I've have had nerve twitching on the left side of my head for a few weeks now. What could be the cause? It happens randomly.
Muscle twitching: This sounds like an irritable, superficial nerve or muscle fibers of uncertain etiology. It commonly occurs in an eyelid. I doubt it is anything serious in view of the absence of other neurological symptoms. Try avoiding caffeine and see your physician if the symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more
Muscles in head have been twitching and making my head getting hot on and off all day. Starting to cause pain should I go to hospital?
Probably ok: Those symptoms are not suggestive of anything serious. The pain is possibly from muscle spasms. They will get worse if you worry unnecessarily. If you are really preoccupied, have a doctor examine your head and neck for any more sign. But I think you are ok. ...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?
Twitching: It should resolve in couple of weeks. If not, see your doctor. ...Read more
Been having twitching, right side of head above ear, been noticing it everyday, cause for concern?
No: This is something called a benign fasciculation (twitch). These are harmless though irritating and can be brought on by fatigue or anxiety, though more often than not, they occur spontaneously - "out of the blue". They generally come and go and can show up in various parts of the body, e.g. eyelid, thigh, calf. ...Read more
The muscle in my head behind & above my right ear has been twitching since saturday afternoon. What could be the cause & how to stop it?
Twitching on right side of head around temple then I got a headache and now my eye is twitching on the same side what causes this and should I be worried?
Hemifacial spasm: You are suffering from a condition known as hemifacial spasm. This is not at all a rare condition, it is a lot more common and people think. It is treatable with botox. It is not a dangerous condition, and never do to anything as potentially dangerous or debilitating. It was more of a cosmetic issue than anything else. Sometimes, they could follow a viral infection of the trigeminal nerve. ...Read more
Unlikely: If we are talking about an infant sometimes occasionally pulling on the ears may be symptom. There are "tics" which are usually twitching, eye blinking which if worsens may suggest something more serious (unrelated to the ear infection).This condition should be evaluated by a neurologist. Allergies which can lead to sinusitis can cause nose twitching because of the itchy nose. ...Read more
Infection: Is the most likely cause. Muscle aches/spasms, low back ache, nausea, dizziness, headache, even twitching - not uncommon with some viral/bacterial infections.Toxin exposure may cause similar symptoms. If NSAIDS do not provide relief, or symptoms are severe or last longer than a few days, consult doctor. If concerned about toxin exposure or develop neck pain - do not wait: see dr. ...Read more
When I tilt head down I feel numb twitching sensation on the left side bone area above my nostrils right across left eye. Causes?
Irritated nerve: May spontaneously resolve. Seek medical attention if persists, spreads, or you notice weakness of area (inability to raise eyebrow) or a rash develops. Watchful waiting. ...Read more
Eeg normal. Had facial and limb twitching during eeg. History of convulsion after head injury. No history of epilepsy so far. Any ideas of cause?
Muscle twtich: Your question is incomplete. What is ib? Can you give more detail. ...Read more
Cranial Nerve VII: Many of the facial muscles are controlled by the facial nerve (cranial nerve vii). There are many different causes of damage to this nerve. You should consult with both a dentist and a medical doctor to determine the cause and possible treatment options. Sometimes these can be serious and should be evaluated promptly. ...Read more
Sometimes when I look to my right or left my neck twitches a bit which cause my head to shake. I am in highschool and don't want people to notice?
Tic: It may just be a nervous treat I would not worry about ...Read more
17 y/o female: neck pain, headache (constant), head/neck twitch from side to side & up & down. Don't know what caused this but has occurred for 1 week.
Headache & neck pain: This could be caused by an injury to your neck, especially the muscles, or a tension headache. A tension headache affects the back of the head. The muscles that help you tilt your head are a common source of discomfort. Sometimes they are sore after sleeping or during a viral infection. ...Read more
My temporalis twitches which causes difficulty to fixate a head I have had such for a few years It feels like my head is constantly being swayed.
See neurologist: You may have a neuromuscular disorder and should consider consulting a neurologist. There are treatments available for your kind of problem. ...Read more
Do we know what causes benign fasciculation syndrome? Twitch in my forehead for a week and worried it might have to do with my laptop bumping my head.
The muscle is twitching--but you knew that. This can be from a muscle effect. Low magnesium or potassium or calcium frequently causes this. But all over.
For one particular muscle, it is the muscle having more reactivity (sore, bruised, injured) or the nerve to it being inflamed, or the brain having less damping down activity (restless leg syndrome). ...Read more
Tics: Some children develop tics the same as in adults. They are involuntary movements that you child has no control over. Observe if there are any situations that might be triggering the movements and see if there are any associated findings such as grunting or any verbalization, have your child evaluated to see if this is the problem. ...Read more
Hi I just wanted to find out for the few months every time I smoke the back of my head and upper neck spams twitchs slightly what can be the cause of?
I don't: Know age or what you smoke but I would be concerned about some hypoxic like event or vaso spasms I would stop smoking and see a physician ...Read more