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Dr. Howard Schneider Dr. Schneider
Dentistry - Pediatric
30 years in practice
University of London, United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St. Thomas's Hospitals
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Does involuntary head shaking of a baby related to teething?

Does involuntary head shaking of a baby related to teething?

NO: Teething does not cause involuntary head movement. Usually child will put fingers or other objects in their mouths when teething. This sounds like something that should be evaluated by your child's pediatrician. ...Read more

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Shaking (Definition)

Shaking is a symptom in which a person has tremors (shakiness or small back and forth movements) in part or all of his body. Shaking can be due to cold body temperatures, rising fever (such as with infections), neurological problems, medicine ...Read more


Dr. Louise Andrew Dr. Andrew
Emergency Medicine
42 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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Every night when I lay down and close my eyes even before I fall asleep I feel like my bed is shaking....what could be causing this?

Every night when I lay down and close my eyes even before I fall asleep I feel like my bed is shaking....what could be causing this?

Inner Ear problem: seems very likely. If you lie down during the day, does the same thing happen? The fluids in your inner ears reposition when you do this, and that can cause strange dizziness symptoms, like these. An ENT could sort it out. But look at dizziness-and-balance.com and maybe you can find your problem there and a suggested treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Bruce Jacobs Dr. Jacobs
Family Medicine
years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - School of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Suzanne Galli Dr. Galli
Facial Plastic Surgery
20 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Dr. Bennett Machanic Dr. Machanic
Neurology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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I am having involuntary shaking and dizziness, should I be worried?

I am having involuntary shaking and dizziness, should I be worried?

Several causes: Since you describe potentially serious events, would highly recommend evaluation ASAP, and best source is neurology consult. ...Read more

Dr. Jonathan Owens Dr. Owens
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
30 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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Sometimes i wake up feeling the room is shaking side to side. I close my eyes & it still shakes! I sit up it goes away then comes back once i lay down?

Sometimes i wake up feeling the room is shaking side to side. I close my eyes & it still shakes! I sit up it goes away then comes back once i lay down?

Vertigo: Your description of the room shaking back and forth describe the symptom vertigo. If it occurs briefly with rapid position changes, you may have benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. This can typically be diagnosed and treated easily by an otolaryngologist. ...Read more

Dr. Olivia Liao Dr. Liao
Ophthalmology
27 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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I spend between 12-14 hrs on computer. Eyes jump to the top & then i center them. Occurs only during/after computer use. Is it nystagmus? No shaking.

I spend between 12-14 hrs on computer. Eyes jump to the top & then i center them. Occurs only during/after computer use. Is it nystagmus? No shaking.

Not classic for: Nystagmus. Possibly dry eyes from staring at computer too long and not blinking enough. By looking up, you are partially blinking. Try artificial tears or try more frequent purposeful blinking. ...Read more

Dr. Ravinder Nagpaul Dr. Nagpaul
Internal Medicine
33 years in practice
University of Rajasthan, Dr. S. N. Medical College
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Shaking a blanket when something got into my eye. I rubbed it. Then went to the mirror cause it felt like something was still in it and saw white dot?

Shaking a blanket when something got into my eye. I rubbed it. Then went to the mirror cause it felt like something was still in it and saw white dot?

? Foreign Body eye: Most likely you might have a FB in eye.And as you say you rubbed it so there can be chance of having corneal abrasion too So better is to see a MD preferably eye doctor for detail exam of eye and cornea and if FB is present t remove it. If not care in time can cause significant complication ...Read more

Dr. Donald Colantino Dr. Colantino
Internal Medicine
57 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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I was hugging on my boyfriend my eyes starting giving him blank looks he starting shaking a little what did happen?

I was hugging on my boyfriend my eyes starting giving him blank looks he starting shaking a little what did happen?

Neurologist: This may have been a partial seizure and it's best that a neurologist be consulted for diagnosis,testing and,if necessary,treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Kamel Sadek Dr. Sadek
Family Medicine
21 years in practice
Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
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Sometimes when I lay down to sleep. When I close my eyes I feel like my body is shaking. Not sure?

Sometimes when I lay down to sleep.  When I close my eyes I feel like my body is shaking. Not sure?

Hypnic Jerk: It is a common benign involuntary muscle twitching as your body is going thru muscle relaxation. Since it is involuntary, you have no control over the movement. ...Read more

Dr. Bernstein Joel Dr. Joel
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
56 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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I have horizontal nystagmus in my left eyes .i have great difficulties in daily chores.what can i do to control shaking to get a clearer vision?

I have horizontal nystagmus in my left eyes .i have great difficulties in daily chores.what can i do to control shaking to get a clearer vision?

Nystagmus: Although many inner ear problems can cause nystagmus, the horizontal nystagmus in one eye at your age may be due to muscle weakness. I strongly urge you to see and EYE doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Davant Dr. Davant
Family Medicine
45 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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Eye problem, weird shaking or something like jiggling?

Eye problem, weird shaking or something like jiggling?

Is it the eyelid?: Sudden contractions or twitches in the eyelid muscles called tics are not uncommon, usually aren't a sign of anything serious. They usually go away. Anything involving the eyeball needs a doctors visit. ...Read more

Dr. Addagada Rao Dr. Rao
Surgery
52 years in practice
Andhra University, Guntur Medical College
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Sometimes i feel like my brain is shaking in my head. Or maybe my head itself shakes. Feels like my eyes are shaking too. Just a little tho?

Sometimes i feel like my brain is shaking in my head. Or maybe my head itself shakes. Feels like my eyes are shaking too. Just a little tho?

Don't worry: Brain eyes are well supported by complex anatomical structures and membranes , they will not shake , see your doctor for good clinical examination and assurance. ...Read more

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Dr. David Chandler Dr. Chandler
Ophthalmology
29 years in practice
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
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Every time I close my eyes, even momentarily, they move rapidly as if they are shaking. Why is this?

Every time I close my eyes, even momentarily, they move rapidly as if they are shaking. Why is this?

Unusual: This is an unusual symptom. While this could be from significant fatigue or overuse of stimulants such as caffeine, they symptoms is unusual enough to warrant and eye exam to make a definite diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Wieder Dr. Wieder
Ophthalmology
31 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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My eyes have been shaking a lot lately. What causes them to shake?

My eyes have been shaking a lot lately. What causes them to shake?

Shaky eyes: If your eyes appear to shake, then you should have them evaluated by an eye doctor. This may be caused by eye fatigue or could be something more significant. After an eye exam, the doctor may be able to give you a better explanation. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Wu Dr. Wu
Ophthalmology
18 years in practice
University of Virginia School of Medicine
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What does eyes rolling up and head shaking in babies mean?

Eyes rolling: When the eyes roll up this could be a normal phenomenon, but with the head shaking I am worried about a possible seizure....See your pediatrician soon.... ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Karsant Dr. Karsant
Dentistry
35 years in practice
University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
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My friends skin turned pale she has baggy eyes and shes shaking badly what could be wrong with her?

Friend: More information would be helpful such as: is she on any medications/has a fever. Get your friend to an md for a diagnosis now. Could be anything from flu to? Please get her to an md. ...Read more

Dr. Louise Andrew Dr. Andrew
Emergency Medicine
42 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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Sometimes when I would look at a phone screen for a amount, I suddenly need to stop because my ears are "shaking" and my eyes would try and hurt. ?

Sometimes when I would look at a phone screen for a amount, I suddenly need to stop because my ears are "shaking" and my eyes would try and hurt.
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This is difficult: because "ears shaking" is not really possible and "trying to hurt" is not a physiologic phenomenon. But assuming you are serious, it is safe to say that whatever you are doing with your phone, you are doing it too much/too long and you should take more frequent breaks, and especially use your eyes to look out to the world, not into a little bit of machinery. Your body is speaking. Listen to it! ...Read more

Dr. Arun Patel Dr. Patel
Family Medicine
41 years in practice
University of Mumbai, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College
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I went to sleep in class. I experienced sleep paralysis. When I woke up classmates said my eyes were wide open while I slept and I was shaking hard?

See a physician : It could be a seizure especially if you were shaking. Have your classmates give a full detail of the episode which will help your physician come to a correct diagnosis ...Read more