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Dr. Ira Katz
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Can a tic cough come and go and eventually disappear as my child 7 gets older?

Dr. Ira Katz
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Can a tic cough come and go and eventually disappear as my child 7 gets older?

Yes.: Tics of some kind occur in up 25 percent of children at some time and spontaneously resolve. If the tic persists or there are other signs such also having movement issues, they are frequent and last more than a year or new tics develop over time this is something that should be evaluated. A simple cough tic should go away, but the child should also be checked for a physical cause of the cough. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnon Rubin
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


Dr. Tanzid Shams
Board Certified, Pediatric Neurology
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7 y/o with ?Asthma and tic disorder, coughing a lot, more at rest than when active (but happens both circumstances). Could the cough be a tic?

Dr. Tanzid Shams
Board Certified, Pediatric Neurology
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Yes: A child with previously know tic disorder may demonstrate new tics as he or she grows up. Most tics do not necessarily need to be treated. The key thing to evaluate is whether the coughing is causing any functional difficulties such as problems with speech or school difficulties. ...Read more

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Dr. Katharine Cox
Board Certified, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
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I have a constant dry cough that I can't control like tics and In the morning I get this thick sticky light yellow phlem that I cough up. What is this?

Dr. Katharine Cox
Board Certified, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
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I have a constant dry cough that I can't control like tics and In the morning I get this thick sticky light yellow phlem that I cough up. What is this?

Bronchitis: Drink plenty of fluids to help get the mucus up. See your doctor for an exam and further treatment. All the best. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Board Certified, Child Psychiatry
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What is the difference between tics and transient tics in children?

Dr. Glen Elliott
Board Certified, Child Psychiatry
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What is the difference between tics and transient tics in children?

Duration: Tics come in many forms--vocal or motor, transient or chronic, simple or complex. Transient tics (vocal or motor) last only for a few days or weeks or occur only occasionally, usually under increased stress; they are quite common especially in boys 6-9 years old. They are benign, do not require treatment, and nearly always resolve spontaneously. A eye or cheek twich is a common example. ...Read more

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Board Certified, Adolescent Medicine
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What are the general triggers for tics in children to avoid?

Dr. Carla Enriquez
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What are the general triggers for tics in children to avoid?

Many: Changes of routine, as in the beginning of school after a vacation, often trigger tics. Although these situations can't always be avoided, you can prepare yourself that the tics may increase, and not get upset over it. Stimulants, such as caffeine, chocolate & otc decongestants may trigger tics. Illnesses may also, particularly if the child has panda's. Here's the nmih website on it http://intr. ...Read more

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Why does ADHD medication cause tics in children?

Dr. Carla Enriquez
Board Certified, Adolescent Medicine
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Why does ADHD medication cause tics in children?

Pharmacology: Tics are repetitive, involuntary, stylized, motor movements involving a single or complex group of muscles. Chemicals that are stimulatory in nature, such as caffeine or methylphenidate, may excite muscle fibers to contract more easily. Brain control of muscle firing may also be increased with these substances. Tics are worsened by stimulants, not caused by them. See my health guides on panda's. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Park
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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How to prevent tourettes's syndrome (tic disorder) which is common in children?

Dr. Jay Park
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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How to prevent tourettes's syndrome (tic disorder) which is common in children?

Not preventable: Children with tourette syndrome often has a positive family history. ...Read more

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Dr. Ilene Ruhoy
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I was just wondering if it is likely my children will have a motor tic as I have a undiagnosed tic ( I believe it's from stress and or sleep deprived)?

Dr. Ilene Ruhoy
Board Certified, Neurology
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It is a possibility: Tic disorders can run in families and depending upon the particular diagnosis there can be an increased risk of the tic disorder in the family. ...Read more

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Board Certified, Adolescent Medicine
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What is the reason why children develop tics, does it have to do with trauma or neurological damage?

Dr. Carla Enriquez
Board Certified, Adolescent Medicine
45 years in practice
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What is the reason why children develop tics, does it have to do with trauma or neurological damage?

Neither or both: Tics can occur developmentally around seven years old and dissipate by teenage. However, severe motor movement disorders can be caused by panda's, or inherited as a disease such as generalized anxiety disorder, ocd, or phobias. See the following link: http://www.Pedrheumonlinejournal.Org/april/reviewarti.Htm. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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What can stop acute cough in children?

Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
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What can stop acute cough in children?

Identify trigger : There are many reasons for cough and the treatment depends on the cause of the cough. Severe cough may indicate a foreign body in the airway or esophagus (food tube), infection or post nasal drip. Rather than suppress the cough, a child should be evaluated to make sure there is no severe underlying lung condition. ...Read more

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Dr. Guillermo Philipps
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Tics (Definition)

Tics are clinical findings that involve repetitive jerky motor movements of discrete muscle groups. Vocal tics result in the creation of sounds such as cough, grunting, ...Read more


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