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Doctor insights on: What Causes Head Shaking

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Shaking (Definition)

Shaking is a symptom in which a person has tremors (shakiness or small back and forth movements) in part or all of his body. Shaking can be due to cold body temperatures, rising fever (such as with infections), neurological problems, medicine ...Read more


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Could a nystagmus be cause caused by your head shaking?

Could a nystagmus be cause caused by your head shaking?

No: You may have an independent reason for shaking of the head but nystagmus and head shaking are independent issues and do not cause each other. ...Read more

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Docs, could a nystagmus be caused by your head shaking?

Docs, could a nystagmus be caused by your head shaking?

No: There are a number of causes of shaking head including Parkinson's and a number of items termed essential tremor. The eye motion mechanism will stabilize the vision so nystagmus will not occur and the work will not appear to be shaking with these conditions. ...Read more

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My mom keeps shaking or nodding her head constantly, however, this only happens  while she watches tv, what could cause this reactions?  

My mom keeps shaking or nodding her head constantly, however, this only happens  while she watches tv, what could cause this reactions?  

Head tremor: Essential tremor is worsened by emotion, exercise, and fatigue. Also by attempting to keep the limb steady. The tremor can disappear when the head is supported. It may disappear with walking. It may stay isolated to the head for decades - without involving the arms. ...Read more

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Does shaking your head cause brain damge? This could be as far as nodding to violently shaking it. A brief explanation why would be greatly appreciated

Does shaking your head cause brain damge? This could be as far as nodding to violently shaking it. A brief explanation why would be greatly appreciated

Depends: In an infant, shaking the head can be catastrophic. In adults the mere act of shaking your own head willfully is not likely to cause harm. Now if someone else physically ; aggressively shakes your head, this may cause injury to neck and brain, particularly in elderly individuals. A case in point is the brain trauma that occurs in sports with repetitive sudden jars to the head (soccer, football). ...Read more

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Is it possible to cause a brain bleed by shaking my head too hard?

Is it possible to cause a brain bleed by shaking my head too hard?

Not likely: Difficult to cause brain bleed without a significant impact. Do not keep shaking hard. ...Read more

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What could body numbness, passing out, head hurting, shaking, hard of hearing and very emotional be caused by? It started after meds for poison ivy

What could body numbness, passing out, head hurting, shaking, hard of hearing and very emotional be caused by? It started after meds for poison ivy

Med side effects: Steroid pills are often prescribed for allergic reactions such as poison ivy, since they can quiet the itching and the rash fairly effectively. Some people, however, have very intrusive side effects from such pills, as if they have too much adrenaline in their body. Such people are better off avoiding oral steroids, since poison ivy symptoms can be managed with other options. ...Read more

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Head tremor cause from head trauma or other neurological problem? About 6 years ago my father was in a motorcycle accident. He had some head trauma that resulted in a bad concussion. About a year after that we started noticing a slight shaking of his head

Head tremor cause from head trauma or other neurological problem? About 6 years ago my father was in a motorcycle accident. He had some head trauma that resulted in a bad concussion. About a year after that we started noticing a slight shaking of his head

The: The most common cause of a "yes-yes" head tremor in a person with a parent with a similar condition is essential tremor. Like most movement disorders, essential tremor is worse with stress. Other than an examination by someone who is familiar with the condition, there is no test to confirm the diagnosis. Other conditions can cause head tremor, but are less common in young, healthy people. ...Read more

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My friend is shaking and her skin turned pale what coud have caused this and how can I fix this?

My friend is shaking and her skin turned pale what coud have caused this and how can I fix this?

Needs evaluation: Many causes of turning pale and shaking (fear, cold, drugs, fainting (vasovagal), seizure, airway obstruction, heart and lung problems, systemic infection, thyroid/hormone problems, cancer etc...) - many require urgent or emergent intervention. ...Read more

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Shaking a blanket when something got into my eye. I rubbed it. Then went to the mirror cause it felt like something was still in it and saw white dot?

Shaking a blanket when something got into my eye. I rubbed it. Then went to the mirror cause it felt like something was still in it and saw white dot?

? Foreign Body eye: Most likely you might have a FB in eye. And as you say you rubbed it so there can be chance of having corneal abrasion too
So better is to see a MD preferably eye doctor for detail exam of eye and cornea and if FB is present t remove it. If not care in time can cause significant complication ...Read more

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What causes lip shaking. My upper lip muscles is shaking voluntarily? I'm getting anxious with it. What would it be

What causes lip shaking. My upper lip muscles is shaking voluntarily? I'm getting anxious with it. What would it be

Anxiety Itself: Do you mean "voluntarily" to mean "on its own" or by your purposeful movement? At your age, the most likely cause of a lip "shaking" would be anxiety, which is a sense of ill-at-ease which has no specific focus and is biologically determined. If you then are nervous about the lip movement, it likely will shake even more. I encourage you to seek anxiety management: relaxation, therapy, meds, etc. ...Read more

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Can a virus cause hives followed by syncope with shaking, swollen lips, eye lids, no allergens found hives lasted 5 days what could it be caused from?

Can a virus cause hives followed by syncope with shaking, swollen lips, eye lids, no allergens found hives lasted 5 days what could it be caused from?

Yes: It can but then you still need to make sure that they are not caused by something else especially when the problem is persistent. ...Read more

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What could cause my heart to beat faster, nose get blocked, feel headache, pain in shoulders, hands&legs shaking, sweats?

"Adrenalin": A surge in blood level of Epinephrine or norepinephrine can cause all these symptoms. Assuming you are not abusing stimulant drugs, the statistically most common condition resulting in this condition is a panic attack. Also this may be an exaggerated response to early menopause. See your gynecologist. ...Read more

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57yo, daily pains abs, once black stools. Woke up shaking. Like a seizure, pale face.10 months after balloon stent procedure. He says its caused by his tablets?

57yo, daily pains abs, once black stools. Woke up shaking. Like a seizure, pale face.10 months after balloon stent procedure. He says its caused by his tablets?

Black stool: The presence of black stool is often a sign of internal bleeding. If this were the case, that could also explain your pale skin, if you happen to be anemic. I would see your doctor to have a blood count checked. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is shaking your head too much bad?

Not typically: But, if you shake it violently you could cause neck pain or headache but I doubt if you could shake it yourself enough to do brain damage...Now if you bang your head against the wall... ...Read more

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I keep nodding and shaking my head a lot and I can't stop. What should I do?

See neurologist: Could be tic, tremor or possibly tourette syndrome or another neurological problem. ...Read more

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Head feels full and like it is shaking gets worse as the day goes on what could this be?

Head feels full and like it is shaking gets worse as the day goes on what could this be?

Go to ER: Whatever is going on needs to be looked at right away, go to a hospital and have yourself evaluated immediately for more answers. Don't delay going there, this could be life-saving ...Read more

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Sometimes when I am standing I feel like the ground is shaking and some times my head feels buzzy.

Sometimes when I am standing I feel like the ground is shaking and some times my head feels buzzy.

Poss low BP: Sometimes young adults and teenagers can experience low blood pressure when getting up suddenly or standing for longer periods this can make one feel shaky or lightheaded drink plenty of fluids and don't skip meals of it is occurring frequently go see your doctor ...Read more

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Recently I've been experiencing a constant shaking feeling inside my head and I want to know what this could possibly be?

Recently I've been experiencing a constant shaking feeling inside my head and I want to know what this could possibly be?

Depends on: How long you have had this sensation. You could be experiencing this based on a middle or inner ear inflammation, anxiety, neurologic problems, many other possibilities exist. It would be helpful to know more about what you are experiencing: how often, associated symptoms, any vertigo or visual symptoms, balance problems, what brings it on or helps it, etc. Consider a virtual consult with me or another provider ...Read more

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I have got many pains on the sides of my head for every single little thing I do. Just by randomly shaking my head. I have around a month. Why is it??

I have got many pains on the sides of my head for every single little thing I do. Just by randomly shaking my head. I have around a month. Why is it??

Please see your: Doctor. There are many possible causes for this and without an examination it would be impossible to diagnose. Some reasons would not be serious and others could be. ...Read more

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Why is my 9-month-old shaking his head randomly?

Various reasons: Odd movements in young children can be due to several things - may just enjoy the sensation to something more concerning. Video the behavior and make appointment with your Pediatrician to review your concerns and to have a good exam to make sure it's not a symptom of something needing more attention. ...Read more