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Arm twitching in child, please help

Hi. My 5 year old daughters arms started twitching tonight. It occurs every 10-15 seconds and they don t last long, may be a split second. Sometimes she ll have two or three in a row. She is healthy otherwise, no fever and good appetite and energy.
Asked On : Sat, 5 Feb 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Sounds unusual.Pl see that there are some other sings like difficulty in holding things.facial expression at the time twitching.If it continuous pl.see a doctor.Sometimes in a patient this can be early sign of epilepsy,but it is difficult comment at this time.So Do not get the doctor.If needed your doctor will advise some test to confirm this.
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Rajesh Lakhanpaul's  Response
Going by ayurveda either it coould be just due to vitiation of vat that causes such twitching or it could be due to epilepsy. Diagnosis will depend on any history of fall or on investigations like mri and eeg.
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