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"sniff" tic or real nose issue?


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#1 Tracey111

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 08:51 PM

How do I determine if it is a sniffing tic????? My son is sniffling a lot lately (so am I), but he never needs a tissue. When I ask about it, he says he has something in his nose. He never wants a tissue. It is so frustrating!!! The only "vocal" tic he has had was a huffing noise out of his nose....this one is different. Has anyone had one similar to this?


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Posted 10 March 2008 - 09:08 PM

Oh yes, my daughter has had the sniffing tic. She would sniff many times a minute, often in little "patterns".... sniff-sniff-sniff... sniff-sniff-sniff... Well, honestly, it felt better at the time to hear that rather than the throat clearing tic that had been fairly severe for a time. And now, I never fully know if the few sniffs here and there are remnants of the tic, or just normal sniffing like so many people do.

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 08:52 AM

How do I determine if it is a sniffing tic????? My son is sniffling a lot lately (so am I), but he never needs a tissue. When I ask about it, he says he has something in his nose. He never wants a tissue. It is so frustrating!!! The only "vocal" tic he has had was a huffing noise out of his nose....this one is different. Has anyone had one similar to this?



My son does this as well. I'm just not sure if it's a tic or a cold. Luckily it's not too bothersome. As soon as he does something several times, I jump the gun and think it's a tic. I think I need to get a hold of myself before I loose it.

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 08:19 PM

Where would a sniffing tic fit in the facial/vocal tic catergories? I have read that TS has to have a vocal tic present. I have only had a huffing out tic. The sniiffing is new. I am coming up on 7 months of tics. Funny how I say "I".....I actually mean MY SON!!!! Hmmmmm, as I obsessed with this or what????

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 08:33 AM

Where would a sniffing tic fit in the facial/vocal tic catergories? I have read that TS has to have a vocal tic present. I have only had a huffing out tic. The sniiffing is new. I am coming up on 7 months of tics. Funny how I say "I".....I actually mean MY SON!!!! Hmmmmm, as I obsessed with this or what????



I'm the same way. I always say "I" or "we". I KNOW I'm obsessed!

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 11:06 AM

It is my understanding that any tic that involves air being used to create it is considered a vocal tic, so, sniffing is considered a vocal tic.

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 10:00 AM

My son sucks on his shirts until they are soaked completely down the front, he is also now developed a open/stretching his mouth. He started off 2 years ago with a verbal tic [ excuse me] and a clearing throat tic .. both were gone almost immediately after first round of Antiobiotics ... he also had one where he would adjust his pants - that took longer to go but it is gone.
I think we have to watch carefully and monitor them because at any given time I believe the tic can reappear in another form.




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