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My cousin developed lip-smacking. Why?

My cousin developed lip-smacking. Why?

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.

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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


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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?

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.

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Are night terrors and lip smacking related to epilepsy?

Are night terrors and lip smacking related to epilepsy?

Possibly: If the night terrors are not remembered, they could be related to seizure activity. Lip smaking is not uncommon during sleep but could be related to seizure activity as well. Usually during sleep seizure activity, there is movement and posturing of one side of the body.

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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?

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:)

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Early in the morning I am many times waken up by my body jerking, head feeling like elec. Is shooting thru and once in awhile my lips smack?

Early in the morning I am many times waken up by my body jerking, head feeling like elec. Is shooting thru and once in awhile my lips smack?

Jerking: I would take this complaint to a neurologist, possibily follow it up with an eeg just to make sure you are not having a jacksonion type seisure.

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Early in the morning I am many times waken up by my body jerking, head feeling like elec. Is shooting thru and once in awhile my lips smack?

Early in the morning I am many times waken up by my body jerking, head feeling like elec. Is shooting thru and once in awhile my lips smack?

A sleep disorder?: A person who is awake enough to know that he is having some body jerks, "electrical" sensations, and occasional lip smacking during the morning waking process sounds like the normal sequence of events (that occur when a person arouses from his sleeping state) is not happening correctly. Visiting the primary doctor and the sleep-medicine doctor can help figure things out. Some tests may be needed.

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Panic attacks. Wake up smacking lips uncontrollabley. Wake up don't know where I'm at. Taste off. Last days then gone flares up everyfew month, anxiety?

Panic attacks. Wake up smacking lips uncontrollabley. Wake up don't know where I'm at. Taste off. Last days then gone flares up everyfew month, anxiety?

Eval: Often times when one wakes up in the middle of the night with a panic attack, they have woken from a nightmare (although they may not remember dreaming). You should be evaluated for underlying physical pathology as well as psychiatrically.

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Why my baby makes smacking lip sound when bottle feeding?

Why my baby makes smacking lip sound when bottle feeding?

Smacking lips: Usually this is just a result of the baby generating suction around the bottle nipple, then suddenly lietting it go. Sometimes it can just be the baby playing with the nipple. Nothing to be concerned about.

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I've woken up to husband smacking lips sometimes he looks and laughs. Once I asked what he was doing and he didn't know what I was talking about.

I've woken up to husband smacking lips sometimes he looks and laughs. Once I asked what he was doing and he didn't know what I was talking about.

? Automatism: What you describe sounds like an automatism secondary to partial complex seizures. You may want him to be evaluated by a neurologist as an eeg could be helpful. Other symptoms that may follow would include lethargy, headache, increased thirst, and memory difficulties. Good luck and take care.

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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?

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?

Maybe normal: Many children twitch and can even have motion during their sleep. However it would be good to video this and show it to your pediatrician to be sure it is normal. Seeing the motion is very helpful.

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Why might someone smack his lips in his sleep?

Why might someone smack his lips in his sleep?

Neurological disorde: This could be a sign of a neurological disorder or an abnormal amount of stress. I would suggest seeing a sleep specialist for an evaluation if it continues to be a problem.

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How can I lighten my lips?

How can I lighten my lips?

Well: See a cosmetic dermatologist or plastic surgeon for chemicals I could lighten your lips

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What are the causes of lips turning black?

What are the causes of lips turning black?

Sun exposure: Sun exposure could be the cause. Hormonal changes could be the cause. If its a specific area it should be examined and biopsied for safety.

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I need help please! My lips are always chapped!?

I need help please! My lips are always chapped!?

How is your: Hydration level? Not just any fluids- water? Do you use any moistening products?

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2daysago I woke upwith painright wherethere's adent betweenmy lips andchin. Nowthere's a smalllump and its slightlypainful to touch. Wht could this b?

Pimple?: Sounds like cystic acne, or basically a deep pimple. Other possibilities could be a bug bite perhaps. Keep the area clean, use an astringent or otc topical acne cream and see what happens. If the bump keeps growing get it checked out by a doctor.

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I have dry lips?

Dry lips: Drink plenty of fluids. Apply moisturizer to lips 3 x a day. May use lip balm.

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Soar on my lips?

SORE ON LIPS: I do not know how long you have had this sore. Does it hurt? Does it burn? Is there a blister on it? Is it crusted? Did you ever have one before? Do you take any medications? A sore on a lip is likely to be herpes, a cold sore. If it's been there for a while, do see a doctor.

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What causes chapped lips?

What causes chapped lips?

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!

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