HomeAnswersPediatricsblinkingMy two-year-old daughter has been blinking excessively for a few weeks. Is strep a reason for too much blinking?

Why does a 2-year-old blink excessively?


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Published At December 2, 2023
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

My daughter, who is 2 years old, recently went to the doctor regarding an excessive amount of blinking that has been going on for a couple of weeks. The doctor suggested we do a strep test because our oldest daughter recently had strep. It turns out my 2-year-old tested positive for strep, and her pediatrician linked the blinking to her having strep. I have read a little about pandas, and I worry that the symptoms she has developed may not go away. Is it possible that strep can cause excessive blinking and not have pandas? I am not sure how long she has had strep because she has not had any symptoms at all other than blinking a lot.

Kindly help.


Welcome toicliniq.com.

I read your query and can understand your concern.

Pandas as an entity are very rare, though not impossible. Sometimes, blinking may even occur due to a calcium, multivitamin, or vitamin D deficiency. Only time will tell what exactly it is. However, it would be wise to start the child on some supplements.

Please give

  1. Syrup Zincovit (copper, mcg iodine, magnesium, manganese, mcg chromium, selenium, zinc )dose as per the weight of the child in the morning for three months.

  2. Syrup Calcimax P (calcium, cholecalciferol, and minerals like phosphorus, zinc, and magnesium) dose as per the weight of the child in the morning and in the afternoon for three months.

  3. Syrup Feronia XT (Ferrous ascorbate iron supplement and folic acid form of vitamin B9) dose as per the weight of the child at night for three months.

Please give the child an adequate amount of water along with these medications.

There would be no harm in starting with the above.

I hope I have answered your question.

Let me know if I can assist you further.


Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim
Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim


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