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My ears twitch a lot. Is this normal? Is it just a normal spasm?

My ears twitch a lot. Is this normal? Is it just a normal spasm?

May be normal: Twitching of an ear or eyelid, which happens in normal people, is called myokymia (an involuntary, spontaneous, quivering of a few muscle cell bundles within a muscle). Myokymia starts and stops spontaneously. It can last a few minutes to a few days. One should see his primary care doctor, plus an ear or eye doctor, if such symptoms persist, keep recurring, or are combined with any other symptoms. ...Read more

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My nose and ear have been twitching a lot lately. What could cause this? It is embarrassing to have to scratch my nose and ear often.

My nose and ear have been twitching a lot lately. What could cause this? It is embarrassing to have to scratch my nose and ear often.

Itchy nose and ear: The most common cause is allergic rhinitis. It can cause itchiness in ear, nose and palate. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment! ...Read more

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Our 5 month old baby sometimes twitches when she is tired. It's a shoulder to ear twitch. It lasts 3-5 seconds and a few minutes apart.Is this normal?

Our 5 month old baby sometimes twitches when she is tired. It's a shoulder to ear twitch. It lasts 3-5 seconds and a few minutes apart.Is this normal?

Twitches: In an otherwise normal baby girl, i wouldn't be overly concerned. But i wouldn't ignore this either. You should inform your pediatrician. In today's age of advanced technology, it may be a good idea to record an episode or two and play it back for your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have severe facial pain and facial twitching & ear pain for sinus issues? It hurts so bad I can barely sleep!

Is it normal to have severe facial pain and facial twitching & ear pain for sinus issues? It hurts so bad I can barely sleep!

ENT Evaluation And: I will suggest you consult a ENT Specialist to get your Sinus issues treated appropriately since you have severe facial pains It may be from the sinusitis or there is possibility of Trgeminal Nuralgia depending on what part of face is painful. Can only be diagnosed after taking detailed History and Physical Exam and if indicated imaging and other teasts ...Read more

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I have facial twitching a lot,eyes, lips, but today my left ear is twitching. I can actually feel it and if I touch it I can feel it. Ideas?

I have facial twitching a lot,eyes, lips, but today my left ear is twitching. I can actually feel it and if I touch it I can feel it. Ideas?

Hemifacial spasm: The twitching you describe may be hemifacial spasm. This usually affects one side. Often the twitching starts in the eye and spreads to the mouth. An MRI of the brain will ensure that there is not a structural reason for the twitching. See a neurologist or neurosurgeon to make the diagnosis and develop a treatment plan. ...Read more

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For 13 months i've had all over muscle twitching & left upper arm pain, last 2 mos i've had a lot of twitching/intermittent pain in ears & throat-help!

For 13 months i've had all over muscle twitching & left upper arm pain, last 2 mos i've had a lot of twitching/intermittent pain in ears & throat-help!

Evaluation: Please get checked by a neurologist quickly. Muscle twitching (or fasiculations) particularly if it is affecting the throat as well can be a significant neurologic problem such as als. ...Read more

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Keep having this spasm/twitching right side of head behind ear left of temple, all day. Usually like 2 twitches/spasm each time, wakes me up too..

Muscle twitch: we call these fasiculations. Involuntary movement or twitching of a muscle. Do you have them anywhere else? How long have you had this? If just a day or two, watchful waiting ok. If more than a week or other areas of body with similar twitches you need to see a healthcare provider for an evaluation. Hope this helps. Good luck ...Read more