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Dr. Walter Husar
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Why does my nose and cheek twitch?

Dr. Walter Husar
Board Certified, Neurology
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Why does my nose and cheek twitch?

Many reasons: Really need more information. Can be as benign as a tick to a focal dystonia such as hemifacial spasm. Best to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Aaron affleck
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Why does cheek twitch?

Dr. Aaron affleck
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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Related to stress: The small muscles in either upper or lower eyelids may sometimes twitch. This is referred to as benign blepharospasm. Most often this is due to stress or stimulants like caffeine or nicotine. Reducing intake of stimulants or trying to reduce stress may help. These are typically self-limited. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Board Certified, Neurology
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My right upper cheek has been involuntarily twitching- on and off for about 2 weeks now. What could this mean? There is no pain and no other symptoms.

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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My right upper cheek has been involuntarily twitching- on and off for about 2 weeks now. What could this mean? There is no pain and no other symptoms.

Most likely nothing: Twitching as you're describing likely means nothing important clinically & generally is self limited meaning it will go away. Causes are often mysterious but spontaneous activity is known to occur out of the blue. If you'd like a private consultation look me up at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi & use KEY CODE: PDXFNR if you'd like to send an INBOX consultation or have a live webcam interview. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Hi. My left cheek is twitching from 10 days. It occurs for a few hours and then its normal for some time. What could be the basic cause of it?

Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
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Couple thoughts: Consider hemifacial spasm, facial myokymia, focal seizure activity perhaps. You provide very little additional information, so I assume little done so far. See a neurologist and get this assessed. ...Read more

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Numbness on right side of my cheek some twitching no other symptoms elsewhere what could it be?

Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Numbness on right side of my cheek  some twitching no other symptoms elsewhere what could it be?

Uncertain: It could be a benign transient phenomenon or, if it persists or recurs, there might be somme underlying cause. For persistence or recurrence, one should see their doctor or a neurologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Can anxiety make your cheek twitch?

Dr. Pamela Pappas
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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Can anxiety make your cheek twitch?

Anxiety symptoms: Anxiety can cause many physical symptoms, including muscular twitches. Often this is around the eyes, but other parts of the face can be affected also. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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Why does the apple of my left cheek twitch every time i blink? This has been ongoing for 5+ months. I'm 23. Thanks!

Dr. Martin Raff
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Tourette's syndrome?: This may be onset of tourette's syndrome. Check with a neurologist. In this "disease" tics involving movement (motor tics) — often facial tics, such as blinking — usually begin before vocal tics do. But the spectrum of tics that people experience is diverse, and there's no typical case. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
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Hi, I have a friend of mine with a twitching right cheek. What causes it? Can cold air blowing from an a/c to the face be a cause? Thanks.

Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
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Perhaps these?: The a/c has nothing to do with this. There may be hemifacial spasm, facial myokymia, a facial tic, a habitual twitch, a prior bell's palsy with aberrant nerve regrowth causing facial dyskinesia. Best way to find out, see a neurologist or an ENT specialist, and get opinion. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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I had a small twitch on my cheek. Had a root canal done under it & it cleared for 10 days but returned. Which dr. Specialty would i be best seeing?

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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I had a small twitch on my cheek.
Had a root canal done under it & it cleared for 10 days but returned. Which dr. Specialty would i be best seeing?

Endodontist: Call the endodontist or dentist that did the root canal for you. Endodontist is the root canal specialist. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Fehr
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
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I was in a car accident which led to having surgery on my right cheek. Now every time I blink my cheek twitches. Will this be a permanent thing?

Dr. Gregory Fehr
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I was in a car accident which led to having surgery on my right cheek. Now every time I blink my cheek twitches. Will this be a permanent thing?

Accident: most surgeries are going to take a year before you see the final results of scars, nerve and muscle function. Have faith I'm sure it will get better. ...Read more

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