Can allergies cause rapid blinking?


Question: Can allergies cause rapid blinking?

Answer: Rapid uncontrollable blinking is a condition known as blepharospasm and the cause is though to be a malfunction of the basal ganglion located at the base of the brain. There is no evidence supporting allergies as a cause of blepharospasm although certain medications such as though used in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease can induce it. The best course of action is to seek medical help if you’re suffering from this uncontrolled rapid blinking as there are a variety of effective treatment options.

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