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Why does my nose and cheek twitch?

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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Why does cheek twitch?

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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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?

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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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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Can anxiety make your cheek twitch?

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

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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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.

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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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?

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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My cheek has been twitching non stop for 2 months now its all over is this indicative of als?

Cheek twitching.: Cheek twitching may rarely be due to fasciculation yet far more likely be caused by hemifacial spasm. Fasciculation is a sign of ALS yet very unlikely to be found on the cheek. Your risk of ALS without other symptoms is extremely low especially at your young age. Benign fasciculations are far more common. ...Read more

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