How do I get my left eye to stop twitching?

One of the home remedies for involuntary eye twitching is to gently massage the eyes in a clockwise direction with your finger. Continue the massage in an anti-clockwise direction for almost 20 minutes in each direction. Another one of the home remedies to stop involuntary eye twitching is to consume some freshly made carrot and beet root juice with equal proportions of carrot and beet root for at least 10 days. Home remedies for eye twitching in children also includes splashing their face and eyes with some cool water to help them get immediate relief. Eye twitching in children can also be handled naturally by placing a thin slice of cucumber or potato on the child’s eyes. This is known to be effective as it helps in relaxing the eye muscles, thereby proving relief from the involuntary eye twitching. To control involuntary eye twitching one should also consume a diet that is rich in potassium as well as vitamins. Additionally the intake of coffee, tea and alcohol should also be minimized to control involuntary eye twitching. Eye twitching in children can also be avoided by ensuring that they do not spend hours watching TV or staring at the computer screen.

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What are the reasons for eye twitching?

Some of the most common reasons for eye twitching also known as myokymia include tiredness, stress, strain on the eyes, dryness, allergies, alcohol, caffeine and nutritional imbalances. In most cases eye twitching is a temporary phenomenon which goes away with some rest but in some cases it could even last for a couple of weeks. One of the other reasons for eye twitching in both the eyes could be blephorospasm which is a chronic condition mainly seen affecting women over the age of 50. Although the exact cause of this condition is unknown, it could be worsened by exposure to bright lights, watching too much television, fatigue and stress. People who suffer from conditions like Tourette's syndrome or other neurological complications can also experience excessive eye twitching. However in most cases eye twitching is nothing very serious and just indicates that you need to give our eyes some rest. In some cases individuals may additionally experience eye twitching symptoms like blurry vision, eye discharge, pain, itching, squinting, redness and watery eyes which could indicate some other ophthalmologic problem. These symptoms should always be checked by a professional ophthalmologist to determine the underlying disorder or disease causing the eye twitching and other symptoms.

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Is there any relation between eye twitching and headaches?

Both eye twitching and headaches are interrelated and excessive eye twitching can definitely be one of the causes of headaches. Most headaches are either experienced behind or around the eyes and in the case of eye twitches the muscles around the eyes get stressed resulting in headaches. The common reasons for eye twitching such as stress, insomnia, eye strain, smoking, alcohol and smoking, side effect of medications and neurological problems can all help us in understanding the relationship between eye twitching and headaches. Most people experience eye twitching on account of physical or mental stress which can also be a common cause of headaches. Similarly, people who suffer from insomnia and other sleep disorders can also experience twitching in the eyes and a lack of sleep is often a reason for headaches as well. Watching too much television, working on the computer for long hours or inadequate lighting could also cause eye spasms and eye fatigue which can result in eye twitching and headaches. Another factor responsible for headaches and eye twitching is vitamin deficiency especially of vitamin B12 and minerals like calcium and potassium. Eyesight and neurological problems can also cause twitching and headaches with symptoms like blurry vision, discharge, dizziness and even pain.

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A twitch is described as a sudden involuntary movement of muscles in the body. This movement is often jerky and not very violent. Twitches occur when there is some abnormal signal that passes through the nervous system. Twitching occurs from time to time and is not something to worry about as it could be dealt with easily.

There are certain ways to stop eye twitching that may be successful. These tend to work when the problem is minor and may not work if there is a major nerve related problem. The first thing to do when seeking eye twitching relief is to eliminate stress and stressful activities. One must also eliminate the consumption of caffeine laced drinks and other stimulants from the diet as much as possible. The use of a warm compress on the affected eye is recommended. One may also gently rub the eyelids without putting pressure on them. A deep and slow breathing technique must be followed to ensure that the body is relaxed. These steps should help one get rid of an irritating twitch in the eye. One should keep in mind that chronic twitching, however, can be a cause for concern which is why one may need medication or therapy to cure the problem.

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