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What are the causes of facial tics?

What are the causes of facial tics?

Many: Facial tics can be developmental (occurring as normal development signs in 6-8 year olds), or part of a motor movement disorder (such as tourette's) . Sometimes tics can be an adverse effect from medications. Also, tics can be caused by a neuroautoimmune process called panda's. See: intramural.Nimh.Nih.Gov/pdn/web.Htm. ...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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What can cause facial tics?

What can cause facial tics?

Torette: One cause is tourette syndrome. Facial tics should be evaluated by a neurologist for all possible causes and treatments. ...Read more

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What causes facial tics and muscle spasms?

What causes facial tics and muscle spasms?

A number of things: Facial tics and spasms can occur because of anxiety, medication side effects, excess caffeine, low potassium etc. Most tics are short lived. If the symptoms persist it is best to see your doctor and get further evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it true that facial tics can be caused by tumors?

Is it true that facial tics can be caused by tumors?

They can.: Brain or neural tumors can cause tics - however they are not a common cause for them. ...Read more

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Does bipolar disorder cause facial tics?

No: Facial tics are not included in the diagnostic criteria for bipolar disorder. Facial tics can be caused by a few different things including medication side-effects. I have had patients who had both bipolar disorder and tourette syndrome. Each is a different condition. ...Read more

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Hello docs! can you tell me what could cause an 8 year old to have facial tics, nose flaring, etc. And skin peeling on hands?

Hello docs! can you tell me what could cause an 8 year old to have facial tics, nose flaring, etc. And skin peeling on hands?

Facial Tics: I strongly suggest you have this child seen by her pediatrician. Motor tics and skin peeling can be related to a strep infection. Considering a weekend holiday is coming up, I would see the physician by tomorrow. ...Read more

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What can help facial tics?

What can help facial tics?

Exam advised: Have a exam to find out he reason for the ticks by your doctor. ...Read more

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What helps chronic facial tics?

What helps chronic facial tics?

Find cause: Finding the cause- in children allergies often the trigger. Diet can help- stop dairy and gluten. Consult with a chinese medicine practitioner and homeopathic doctor for help as well. Talk with your doctor about other options as well. A neurologist may be helpful too. ...Read more

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How to get help with facial tics?

See a psychologist: There are specialists who can help with tics and it ranges from behavioral techniques to medications. I would find psychogist/psychiatrist who specializes in tics to help you. ...Read more

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Dr. James Brasic
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Facial Tic (Definition)

Facial tics are clinical findings in which a person's facial muscles involuntarily contract. This may be a result of Tourette's ...Read more