The clinic often encounters parent counseling: "doctor, my child recently often winks and makes eyes as if he is about to sneeze and cannot hit the appearance, others say that the child is naughty, I checked on the Internet, can not be tourette?"
Parents' concerns are understandable, but we often miss an important point: children's behaviour needs to be analysed in terms of age and environment.
For example, the 3-6 year old preschooler boy is in the lively, active stage, the performance is strong curiosity, naughty, naughty, attention easily distracted situation, the parents will think the child has "hyperactivity", which is not appropriate.
In addition to mischievous naughty, the child loves "wink make eyes" there are many reasons, such as suffering from conjunctivitis, rhinitis, twitch disorder, epilepsy and other diseases, is the need for doctors to make a differential diagnosis.
When parents find that their children behave differently from others, they often think of turning to the Internet for help.
If you find a disease that matches your child's performance, you assume the child has a disease.
In this case, we recommend that parents seek the help of a professional medical professional, do not give their children a "label".
In addition, if the child frequently appears abnormal "winking" behavior, we should not ignore another disease - twitch disorder.
This is a neuropsychiatric disease that starts in childhood, with simple or complex involuntary, repetitive, rapid muscle twitching of one or more parts and vocal twitching as the main clinical manifestations, and can be accompanied by varying degrees of hyperactivity, inattention, forced movement or other behavioral symptoms.
This disease has obvious genetic tendency, and gender difference is significant, the incidence of boys is higher than girls, more at school age children.