How do you stop eye twitching?


Quick Answer

To stop an eye twitch, you need to relax, and get rest. You can also massage your eyelid, and use antihistamines. If the twitch is severe, see a doctor.

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How do you stop eye twitching?
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  1. Relax

    Try to relax by eliminating stress from your life. Limit your caffeine intake as it is a stimulant.

  2. Rest

    Get plenty of sleep. Take frequent breaks from looking at the computer.

  3. Massage your eyelid

    Gently massage your eyelid with your fingertips. You may also apply a warm compress to the twitching eyelid.

  4. Use antihistamines

    Try over-the-counter oral or topical antihistamines to slow down the eyelid's muscle contractions. Topical antihistamines can be found in many eye drops.

  5. See a doctor

    Most non-severe eyelid twitches go away on their own. If the eye twitching is severe or lasts more than a few days, see an eye doctor.

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