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What Is The Best Treatment For Tics
See neurologist: See a neurologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
No: Lyme is a disease that is spread by the bites of tics to humans. The only way to prevent lyme disease is to use proper insect repellant ( with deet ) to avoid getting bitten by the tics. If you are in wooded areas or areas where lyme is prevalent, make sure when you get home you check yourself and all others in your family for tics embedded in your skin. Remove them as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Relaxation techniques can vary from person to person. Some people relax by doing things that they enjoy, such an painting or drawing. Other people can relax by listening to music or playing an instrument. Yoga and activities such as regular exercise, karate and tae kwon do are options that can help certain people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, I am suffering from tics, like involuntary movements of eyes, for the past 2 yrs, it's discontinues , comes and goes. Is there treatment for it?
Treatment of tics: Does sound like tics- they come and go (usually get worse when under stress or a new situation), and they can even change in type over time (like go from eye rolling to blinking to facial twitches, to clearing throat). If they are disruptive enough, medications like clonidine, topiramate, and others do help but can have side effects like drowsiness. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: While additional controlled trials are needed, habit reversal (hr), is safe, effective and a viable option. Hr sessions include instruction on awareness, competing response, and social support training. The competing response involved diaphragmatic breathing for 1 min contingent on the vocal tics or their antecedents. Please see http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc1284423/pdf/12723873.Pdf. ...Read more
No: Persistent tics in children are best ignored in most cases. If the tics are disruptive, then safe medications can be used. Avoiding caffeinated drinks and chocolate can help diminish tics. If other conditions are present with the tics (ocd, anxiety, ad/hd) then treatment directed at those conditions may help. This might be where music may be soothing enough to calm an anxious child. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have nervous tics, they are not involuntary, i can control them if i try. What are treatments? I think it's tourettes, as I've had them for 10 years
If Adderall gave me tremors, will ritalin (methylphenidate) do the same? Any suggestions on add treatments that don't cause tremors and tics? My psych tried straterra
Ritalin (methylphenidate) may: Ritalin (methylphenidate) may also cause tremors, but if they occur, they should occur soon after starting and will stop when you discontinue the medication. alternatives include Provigil and Nuvigil, which usually do not cause tremors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is Gabapentin (neurotin) effective on tic and appropriate for long term therapy? Could it cause mental confusion?
Better question!: You've got a better question this time about gabapentin and tic disorders. When you say "Tic" do you mean Tic doloreaux, do you mean Tic disorder such as Tourette's Syndrome, or something else? If you're talking about the former then, gabapentin in not all that effective for most people. It's even worse for Tourette's. Gabapentin can cause some people to become very confused...others not so much ...Read more
My 9 year old has bipolar, ocd, and tourette's. Treated with .5 risperdone daily. His tics are uncontrollable. What meds/treatments would help?
Alpha agonists maybe: The Risperidone is a strong medicine as maybe through cautious advancing of the dose a resolution in symptoms could be attained. The judicious use of Clonidine or Guanfacine may help with symptoms as well although these interventions are not as strong as risperidone. In very severe cases low doses of haloperidol are a possibility although in practice this is not used in this age range commonly. ...Read more
Tics are benign: Tics can be benign habitual mannerisms; and there are hereditary tics like in gilles e la tourette syndrome. In some people tics subside spontaneously for long time or permanently. It is necessary to reassure the person that this is benign condition. In severe cases haloperidol, Pimozide and even deep brain srimulation can help. ...Read more
Topical therapy: The best treatment for molloscum is some sort of topical treatment, whether it's acid, cautery or physical scraping. ...Read more
What is the best treatment for polysystic ovarian syndrome for some one who doesn't ever want kids?
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What is the best treatment for keratosis pilaris? I know it can't be completely cured, but what can help?
Moisturieze: Do not scrub as it willo irritate and make it worse. Keep it well moisturized. Am lactin 12% is a good moisturizer because it contiains 12% Lactic Acid and penetrates and moisturizes from the inside and does not just sit on the surface. The skin has a fatty layer and needs something acidic to penetrate in order to provide the deeper layers with moisture. ...Read more
Hello. Can you please tell me what is the best treatment for keratosis pilaris ? And can this condition appear in late 20's? Thanks
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