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constant forced blinking
jzmomi posted:
hi. my son is 13 years old and in the last two weeks we have noticed him blinking constantly,and not just a normal blink its very forceful and 4 to 6 at a time with his entire forhead scrunching when he does it.over the last few days it has got much worst and alot more frequently. I am very concerned,along with he had corid plexus sist on his brain before being born but they had rupchured with no problems. please info on anything that could be causing this or maybe could be a underlying problem . thank you
Alan M Kozarsky, MD responded:
It sounds like your son may have developed an facial muscle movement issue which often includes involuntary forced blinking. This is often called a "tic", occurs more often in boys than girls, and can be a temporary condition which gets better by itself.

That being said, it would probably be best if the pediatrician takes a look. A pediatric neurologist may be consulted to assure that this is a harmless facial tic likely to get better without treatment rather than a more serious problem.
Mnolan83 responded:
My son is seven years old and is having the exact same issue. He started almost two months ago and it just keeps getting worse. Did you ever find out what the issue was? Anything would be helpful at this point. It is starting to affect him more and more.

Thank you

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