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How can I get treatment for facial tics?

How can I get treatment for facial tics?

Have the exam : It will be a good idea to have the exam preformed by an internist or neurologist to determine the cause of the facial ticks. ...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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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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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 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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Can you develop facial tics by purposely twitching for to long?

Can you develop facial tics by purposely twitching for to long?

No: Tics are stereotyped movements that are sudden and purposeless. Tics are exacerbated by stress and disappear during sleep. ...Read more

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Reasons for adult-onset facial tics? No history of medication, no history of tics nor tourette's. Started at age 22

Reasons for adult-onset facial tics? No history of medication, no history of tics nor tourette's.  Started at age 22

Maybe not tics: Would consider possibility of facial myokymia, and even the entity of "hemifacial spasm". Focal motor seizures might be cause. If just localized "tics" over one side of face, unlikely to be tourette's. Advise visit to neurologist, get examined and pursue etiology. ...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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I take tizanidine, have facial tics supposed to be side effect can't rembr what was called. Can you tell me plz?

Drug side effects : Neurologic side effects of tizanidine include tremor, dyskinesias [likely the tic-like symptom you were referring to], seizures, asthenia, and somnolence. Should discuss this with your doctor, to get help being sure your symptoms represent the drug side effects ...Read more

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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

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