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Child smiles quite often involuntarily, more than 100 times. Facial nerve damage?

Hi I notice my 3 yrs old child smile so often I notice it 1 week for now I thought his doing it on purpose but I notice also that his been doing it involuntarily like more than 100 times and makes me concern it seems like a mannerisms I m concerned if he he have a facial nerve damage cause sometimes my husband like to pinch or flick his mouth when he talked back
Asked On : Sun, 4 Nov 2012
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Thank you for your query.

I should appreciate your observation. You may be right and the best course would be to get a neurological examination done to know whether it is a neurological problem or a habit (called tic). In all probability it is tic and can be controlled by taking help from a child psychologist after excluding any medical cause.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.


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