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How do you treat tics?

How do you treat tics?

Conservatively: Nervous habits are common. Many normal people clear the throat, rub the nose, toss the head, blink the eyes in a recurrent and nervous manner. Such movements are often called tics. Most persons can suppress these habits during social settings. If they become severe and disruptive, strong tranquilizers may be necessary. Medications should be avoided if possible. ...Read more

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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How are tics classified?

How are tics classified?

Complex issue: Most benign are nervous habits. Twitching nose, clicking nails, sniffing, clearing throat, all can be benign habits. If these accumulate and disrupt normal function, they are no longer benign. Vocal tics are most problematic due to being disruptive to others. Major motor tics include jerks of head and neck and face. These may also involve arms and feet or even total body. ...Read more

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What is a cause of my tics?

What is a cause of my tics?

Causes of tics: Tics are involuntary movement disorders caused by imbalance of brain chemicals. Excessively high Dopamine and glutamate have been found to be underlying causes. Emotional states can exacerbate tics, but are not the underlying cause. There are many medications that can help manage tics. Contact the tourette syndrome association for more information and referral to experts in the field. ...Read more

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How common are tics in add kids?

How common are tics in add kids?

Incidence of tics in: Children with adhd is 6-11% prior to meds. Medications can induce tics, but group studies show no increase in kids with adhd on meds.The old warning about stimulants still exists because pharmaceutical companies feel it's not cost-effective to re-do the studies. Peer-reviewed studies show that when children with adhd & tics are given stimulants , 1/3 get better, 1/3 get worse & 1/3 stay the same. ...Read more

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How can I manage my nervous tics?

De-stress: If you don't have tourette's disease or some like condition, and no other situation is responsible, including both prescribed or "recreational" drugs--then de-stress. In resistant cases, consider obtaining cognitive behavioral therapy from a qualified psychologist, to teach you better coping mechanisms. ...Read more

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Is the skin glossy from a tic bite?

Is the skin glossy from a tic bite?

In most cases...: ...A tick bite looks like a small, red papule, but in some cases they look like round hives. A red ring around the bump is indicative of the possibility of lyme disease, so if that happens, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a tic bite?

Tick Bite: Treatment of the pathogens that the tick may pass to a person depends on other factors, such as the type of tick, length of time of attachment to the host, diseases in the community, and symptoms developed by the patient. Specific treatment is based on the identity of the pathogen transmitted. For example, oral antibiotics may be prescribed for some diseases. ...Read more

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What can be done to stop my nervous tics?

What can be done to stop my nervous tics?

Tics: Tics are involuntary motor movements. Their course waxes and wanes. If you consult a neurologist or psychiatrist, you may learn the options for treatment. ...Read more