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Complusive Blinking

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  • Posted By: troy123
  • February 5, 2007
  • 10:57 AM

I have a son aged 7, who is very active and sweats a lot after an active bout. Lately I have noticed that he blinks complusively in one eye. I suspect it could be due to effect of sweat and some bacterial/yeast in his eyes. After that I noticed the irritation extending to his nose as he was always twitching his nose on the same side as the eye.

Expert opinion appreciated.

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  • unusual blinking behavior can be:1. A "tic" or a learned habit2. Ocular irritation (including dryness/allergy)3. Blepharospasm4. Hemifacial spasmprobably best to have him examined to rule out the unusual things and make sure the ocular surface is normal.
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    • February 21, 2007
    • 03:40 AM
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  • When I was about 12 years old, I was nicknamed blilnky because I could not stop blinking. I went to doctors, and no one really new why I would blink so frequently. But, believe it or not now that I am 22, I figured out that it was merely lack of sleep. I still have this problem, but only when I am sleep deprived. Hope this can be of so help!
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  • Hi, I used to do similar to what your son did as a child and just grew out of it.
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  • you mentioned he sweats alot...is it more that you would expect from the level of activity? Is it only with activity? Had he been ill with any fevers or headaches in the weeks before you noticed this sweating and twitching or had any injury to his head? How long do the twitches last and are they always accompanied by sweating? Does he become sleepy afterward? And this may sound unrelated but does he wet the bed on occasion? Hokey
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