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My daughter started having a tic about 4-6 months ago forehead

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My daughter started having a tic about 4-6 months ago forehead to her nose scrunching, what is my first step. BTW she is 11.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your question.
I am Dr. Su S. and I will try my best to help you.
How frequently does she do it?
Does she aware of it?
How does she feel about it?
Is there any stress or recent change in environment?
Does she have any other recent or past illness?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
It is pretty constant throughout the day, she doesn't seem to be aware of it, it doesn't bother her now but it is summer she will be starting middle school soon, no stress or change in environment and she has not been I'll recently...
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for the input.
Tics may occur on their own without any definite identifiable factor.
Simple tics often disappear on their own.
It can take a few months.
Please do not make her stressed about it.
If it is too frequent or causing severe problem, medicine like mild sedatives can be prescribed.
I would advise to discuss it with her doctor.
Psychostimulants, excitation, caffeine can make the symptoms worse.
Those need to be avoided.
Habit reversal therapy, behavioral therapy can be helpful.
I hope this information will be helpful.
If you have any query, please feel free to ask.
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Wish her healthy life.