Baby blinking repeatedly may be pediatric tics
Under normal circumstances, a person blinks about 15-20 times per minute. Through the action of blinking, the surface of the eyeball can be protected.
But if the number of blinks is too continuous, it may be a pathological phenomenon.
At eye clinics, doctors sometimes encounter children who are brought in by their parents for repeated blinks.
Pediatric blinking too much too much, medically we call it children’s multiple transients.
It mainly manifests as paroxysmal and irregular blinks, which are random or involuntary movements. The blinking frequency is very fast, which can reach more than 15 times per minute, often sudden or interrupted overlap, most of which are caused by both eyes. The main complaint isDry eyes, foreign body sensation and rubbing eyes.
So, what are the main reasons why children keep blinking?
Congenital eye eversion or inverted eyelashes Some children may conceal eyelid inversion, causing eyelashes to fall on the surface of the eyeball, irritating the cornea and causing blinking and tearing. In this case, repeated blinking can be found as long as parents carefully observe.
Many cases of eyelid eversion are gradually reduced by the child’s growing up and healed by the age of 4, but in severe cases, it needs to be corrected by surgery.
Habitual blinking is slightly rare in infants and young children under 3 years of age, and there are relatively many older children. This is manifested in that children usually do not have any abnormalities, and when adults or outsiders are present to win the attention of adults, orThere were people who exchanged blinks around him, and the child imitated him. As a result, they gradually formed a habitual alternate blink.
In this case, parents should promptly remind and help children control themselves.
Eye infections or foreign body irritationDue to sandy weather, or bad habits such as rubbing your eyes with dirty hands, bacteria, viruses, chlamydia and other infections or keratitis or conjunctivitis caused by foreign body splashing into the eyes can also cause childrenThey blinked.
In addition to excessive blinking, there are some symptoms such as redness, itching, increased secretion, and tearing. Some children age will complain of eye discomfort or eye pain. At this time, parents should take their child to the hospital to ask a doctor first.After the test, use some eye drops or remove foreign objects under the guidance of your doctor.
Blinking electronic products caused by eye fatigue bring convenience to people, but also bring some disadvantages.
Some children have different degrees of eye discomfort due to excessive use of electronic products such as televisions, computers, mobile phones, and pads. The main symptoms are dry eyes, itchy eyes, burning foreign body sensation in the eyes, blurred vision, and decreased vision.Eye pain, orbital pain and other symptoms.
This is mainly because television, games, and other images change quickly, and the screen flickers. After staring at it, it can cause the visual center to lose balance. The increased excitability causes the outer eye muscles to continue to contract and contract. The blinking eye is relatively enhanced as a feedback defense action.
In this case, the child’s study life should be properly arranged, so that the child should not use the eye continuously for close to 40 minutes, minimize the use of electronic products (the total time per day should not exceed 1 hour), and if necessary, optometry and timelyRefraction corrects myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and other phenomena, so as not to develop into amblyopia.
Children’s tic disorder Children’s tic disorder is involuntary twitching of multiple muscle groups, which is mainly manifested in the eye as blinking or involuntary blinking. In addition, it is accompanied by multiple parts of twitching or complex motor tics, such as frowning, crooked mouthShrugging and waiting, as well as attention to the lack of concentration and hyperactive behavior changes, some children will make strange noises, even swear, swear, etc.
This disease severely affects the child’s normal life, learning and mental health. Treatment should focus on correction. Parents should actively cooperate with the doctor to promptly remind and help the child to control himself. However, he must not be rushed, and do not reprimand the child.So as not to cause the child’s psychological tension and aggravate the illness.
The nutrient deficiencies in the body are short-lived. The purpose of the entry is the trigeminal nerve, and the exit is the facial nerve, which is mainly dominated by the cerebral cortex.
If a child has a long-term partial eclipse and picky eaters, it may lead to a lack of certain nutrients in the body, especially when vitamins and trace elements are deficient, which can cause the emergency increase of neuromuscular and cause neurological disorders, and repeated blinks.
In short, the reasons that cause children to blink constantly are different, and the treatment is different. Once parents find that their children blink alternately, they should seek medical treatment as soon as possible, and the armor should be treated symptomatically. In the process of treatment, parents must first eliminate the cause of their excessive attention.The strengthening effect caused by the treatment of children should be both concerned and not too worried, not to blame, abuse, or excessive attention and reminders, otherwise children should be encouraged to participate in various activities of interest and develop regularLifestyle and good eating habits.