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excessive blinking

My son has been blinking excessively for the past 4 days out of no where he has never done this b4, n there are moments where he does stop and we (his parents) wont talk about it in front of him, thinking that mayb if he heard us talkin about this new blinking thing he gonna start doing it more
i do have an appointment with his doctor this week n at the same time im trying to get him a eye docter appoinment as well.does anybody's child does the same thing or had the same thing and what happen afterwards?

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Asked by parkslope at 9:30 PM on Mar. 30, 2010 in Kids' Health

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  • It sounds like Excessive Compulsive Disorder, which can come and go in children. It could be a problem with his eyes, but I'd be willing to bet that it's some form of a habit.

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 9:32 PM on Mar. 30, 2010

  • thank u @lovingSAHMOMMY ill b looking into that.

    Answer by parkslope at 9:36 PM on Mar. 30, 2010

  • My cousin blinks all the time. There is something wrong with his eyes, something with the moisture. Eye drops help but for only so long during the day.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:07 PM on Mar. 30, 2010

  • @anonymous i jus bought eye drops n boy does he give me problems to put some
    but ill b going to the eye doctor to c if there is anything wrong with his eyes so thank you for your info

    Answer by parkslope at 11:22 PM on Mar. 30, 2010

  • How old is he? Blinking can be a tic and Tourette's Syndrome typically starts to show itself around age 5 or 6 or later. It can be hard to tell if it is a tic or not, but one way to tell is to watch for an increase of the suspected tic when the child is feeling stress (eg...excitement, anger, sadness, guilt, etc.). Tics tend to increase during times of stress. Children with TS must also have a combo of motor & vocal tics, but it can start with one or the other and then progress. Another reason for physical tics besides TS is having just a Motor Tic Disorder. The symptoms are the same as TS, except no vocal tics.

    Other possible reasons for the excessive blinking can be dry eyes, allergy-irritated eyes, something in the eye or another physical problem with the eye. I wouldn't even consider OCD unless the child needs to blink a specific number of times or at specific times, which is part of the definition of OCD.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:49 PM on Mar. 30, 2010

  • my friends 6 yr old blinks alot, but hers is when she gets nervous.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:50 PM on Apr. 1, 2010

  • ECD.

    Answer by sstepph at 10:41 AM on Sep. 15, 2010

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