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My 4yr old son keeps moving his eyes to the side. Also clenching his fists when talking or thinking. He used to have a habbit of sniffing but has stop?

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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Tics

Sounds like he is having multiple tics.
Speak to your pediatrician about this. He may benefit from a consultation with a neurologist and is necessary, medication.

In brief: Tics

Sounds like he is having multiple tics.
Speak to your pediatrician about this. He may benefit from a consultation with a neurologist and is necessary, medication.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Habitual

The description of the behavior sounds like habitual in nature and should not be pathologic.
It should resolve with time. If not, see a pediatrician.

In brief: Habitual

The description of the behavior sounds like habitual in nature and should not be pathologic.
It should resolve with time. If not, see a pediatrician.
Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Sounds

Like one oof those things kids and sometimes adults do subconsciously.
More of a nervous or figet type of movement.

In brief: Sounds

Like one oof those things kids and sometimes adults do subconsciously.
More of a nervous or figet type of movement.
Dr. Alan Jackson
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Tic vs Tourette's

If this is a patterned(repetative and consistant) event this sounds like a tic or could be a neurologic condition called tourette's syndrome.
Tic's occur in up to 15% of school age kids/ts in<1%. Write up a good review of all you can remember about when the movements started, review your family history for similar events & take it in with your kid for your dr to review.

In brief: Tic vs Tourette's

If this is a patterned(repetative and consistant) event this sounds like a tic or could be a neurologic condition called tourette's syndrome.
Tic's occur in up to 15% of school age kids/ts in<1%. Write up a good review of all you can remember about when the movements started, review your family history for similar events & take it in with your kid for your dr to review.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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