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My 7 yr old is starting to tic. He started to blink his eyes three weeks ago now it's progressing and getting worse. He seems to do it once a minute?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Tic's common
Tic's occur in ~15% of schoolage kids and are usually transient, lasting up to 6 mo.
Some are related to infectious agents, some become chronic, some <1% actually represent a syndrome of facial//oral activity calles tourette syndrome.Write down all you remember about how/when it started & take kid & info in for review with your dr.

In brief: Tic's common
Tic's occur in ~15% of schoolage kids and are usually transient, lasting up to 6 mo.
Some are related to infectious agents, some become chronic, some <1% actually represent a syndrome of facial//oral activity calles tourette syndrome.Write down all you remember about how/when it started & take kid & info in for review with your dr.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
In brief: See doctor
Is he on medication? Tics are a side effect of some medications.
They can also be a marker of something more serious in the brain. He needs to be evaluated.

In brief: See doctor
Is he on medication? Tics are a side effect of some medications.
They can also be a marker of something more serious in the brain. He needs to be evaluated.
Dr. Swati Avashia
Dr. Swati Avashia
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