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Causes for facial, ear and eye muscles twitching?

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What causes left facial, ear and eye muscles twitching?
Posted Wed, 26 Jun 2013 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by Dr. Sandhya Manorenj 1 hour later
Thank you for writing in.

Twitching of left facial,ear and eye muscle are due to the following

1) left hemifacial spasm ( involunatary movement of L) half of face due to dystonia)

2) Facial tics

3) focal seizure type involving face (fits with out loss od consciousness)

Need to consult neurologist for clinical examination and diagnosis.

MRI brain with CISS sequence for L) facial nerve and EEG will help to confirm the diagnosis

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Follow-up: Causes for facial, ear and eye muscles twitching? 22 hours later
What would be the treatment if I'm to have any of those?
Answered by Dr. Sandhya Manorenj 2 hours later

Thank you for writing back,

Treatment options are
1) Hemifacial spasm respond to botulinium toxin injection locally to muscle

2) Facial tics respond to stress reduction program, clonidine and resperidone

3) Focal seizure requires antiepielptic drugs ( oxecarbamazepine, sodium valproate, levetirecetam and many)

Wish you Good Health, If you are satis'fied with my response, please close this discussion.
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