Posted by: drmolly in vaccines, tics on
Sep 01, 2010
Children's behavior quirks can leave parents puzzled and troubled. Here's a question from a reader on tics and Tourette's syndrome:
Q: My son is 4 and ... he has tics, but my concern is it is not just tics and it's Tourette's. Is there any relation with tics/Tourette's and vaccines? Do you have any good articles or anywhere you can direct me with information on tics/Tourette's and toddlers?
A: I have done some digging to determine what, if any,
Posted by: drmolly in tics, eye blinking, allergies on
Aug 31, 2010
I have seen a bunch of kids with eye blinking. Their parents brought them in to my office with a variety of concerns including whether allergies, vision problems, sinus infection or tics were at the root of the blinking. The fact is, any of these can be the cause of frequent eye blinking. Here's how to differentiate between the possible causes:
Allergies can cause frequent eye blinking, almost as if the eyelid is trying to scratch the eyes, which
Posted by: drmolly in tourettes, tics, behavior on
Mar 15, 2009
I recently had a question from the mother of a 2 1/2-year-old boy about whether or not his repetitive eye blinking and nose rubbing were simple tics. Some children of all ages have quirky behaviors that concern parents and often these behaviors are benign and will go away on their own.
Tics are repetitive, involuntary muscle movements. Common tics are eye blinking, throat clearing and shoulder shrugging. Some tics are simple (just one movement