Looking for guidance and support - my 8-year old son in Tourette Syndrome and Tics Posted May 5, 2014 · Report reply Hi chemar, Yes, after reading through several forums on this site, I thought perhaps the home improvements we are doing is causing this flare-up. The renovations are due to wrap up this week so that, in addition to running the HEPA filter in his room and keeping windows open during the day, may help...hopefully.In regards to PANDAS, his symptoms did not hit all at once and severely, it has been gradual. Since his adenoid removal, his sinus problems have completely disappeared. His pediatrician did a strep test on him...twice...and both came back negative. From what I have read on PANDAS, it doesn't seem to really "fit" with what my son is experiencing. Thanks for your reply.