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What are treatment options for an 11 year old who exhibits facial tics such as eye blinking andd mouth opening?

What are treatment options for an 11 year old who exhibits facial tics such as eye blinking andd mouth opening?

Sudden onset?: If the tics have a sudden onset, then pandas needs to be considered particularly if they started after an illness. Stressful psychosocial events can trigger a tic in a susceptible individual. Developmental or benign tics usually start around 7 yo, so this is a bit late. Please get a thorough evaluation by a well trained doctor in this area. There are many effective treatment options once DX made. ...Read more

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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 causes rapid eye blinking?

What causes rapid eye blinking?

Tics: Most commonly this represents motor tics especially when you are aware of them. ...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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Recent onset of repititive rapid eye blinking -- what could this mean?

Recent onset of repititive rapid eye blinking -- what could this mean?

Eye irritation: Your description is most consistent with eye irritation causing secondary blepharospasm. Try using frequent artificial tears, ointment at night, and warm compresses and see if it improves. Also avoid stress, stimulants such as caffeine/nicotine/cocaine/meth, get adequate rest. If it gets worse, call and eye doctor. ...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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What causes headaches & eye blinking?

What causes headaches & eye blinking?

Headache: Causes of headache include stress (tension headache), sinusitis, allergies (sinus headache), bright lights (migraine), lack of caffeine (caffeine headache). Eye blinking may be caused by stress, fatigue, dry eye, allergy, or neurologic disorders. ...Read more

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What are causes of infrequent or lack of eye blinking?

What are causes of infrequent or lack of eye blinking?

Uncommon: The blink rate goes down with concentrated attention such as computer work. No blinking at all is pathologic and will cause corneal opacitification due to dryness. That could be due to lid trauma with scarring or neurologic damage (rare). Blinking is automatic and not really under conscious control for more than a few moments. ...Read more