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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
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
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
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