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Is it normal for a 5yo to develop a clearing throat tic, what should I do about this?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: It's typical
5 yr olds develop transient tics of this sort quite frequently.
Best to ignore them.

In brief: It's typical
5 yr olds develop transient tics of this sort quite frequently.
Best to ignore them.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Glen Elliott
However, if there is a family history of chronic motor tics or Tourette Disorder, or if the tics persist or worsen, then seeking a professional assessment makes good sense.
Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Common
Various tics occur frequently in childhood.
The best initial approach is to monitor. Also, throat clearing tics often occur in kids who struggle with allergies, so it is good to evaluate for allergies and treat if needed.

In brief: Common
Various tics occur frequently in childhood.
The best initial approach is to monitor. Also, throat clearing tics often occur in kids who struggle with allergies, so it is good to evaluate for allergies and treat if needed.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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