Ask The Expert
October 08, 2010
It is hard to know for sure without a little more information. Here are three quick ideas for you to consider:
Tics seem to happen more often when someone feels stressed, anxious, excited or angry. They can also get worse when someone is tired.
With most children, these tics last only a short time and then go away on their own. Boys are affected more than girls are. Temporary tics last for less than one year and usually do not require treatment. It also should be clear these movements are not a seizure.
Symptoms of allergies in young kids include runny or stuffy nose, itchy nose and eyes, breathing through the mouth, dry cough, frequent sneezing, and an itchy roof of the mouth. As you point out, your daughter does not have any of these symptoms.
Allergies are seen most often in children with other allergy-related conditions such as eczema or asthma, or those who have family members with allergies.
You might want to talk with your daughter's doctor to see what he or she thinks.