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What causes abnormal eye blinking with tongue protrusion and fatigue?

My 3 yr old son has been blinking his eyes almost every 20-40 secs and does not seem aware he is doing it. He sticks his tongue out or pulls his mouth to the side when he blinks. He seems aware throughout the blinking and is fatigued from a full day but not sure if this is seizure related. His eyes are not pink, unfortunately I dont have drops to put in at the moment but he is not complaining of sore eyes.
Mon, 1 Sep 2014
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Hello. I just read through your question. What your describing sounds like your son may be developing a tic. These can be brought on by fatigue, or anxiety, or for no reason at all. Any eyedrops you would have considered would probably not make much different. I recommend you consult with your doctor and get a referral for a good pediatric neurologist. This can be treated and cause him no ill effects.
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