Understanding Eyebrow Twitching: Causes, Treatment, and Remedies to Stop It

Eyebrow twitching can also be caused by drinking too much caffeine or too many caffeine-containing drinks such as energy drinks, soda, chocolate drinks, and caffeinated tea.

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Eyebrow twitching can be caused by caffeine, stress, and eyestrain. Hair removal is common for reducing eyebrow twitching, but only if the cause of the twitching is trauma. PHOTO via @Diamond Vision

KAMPALA | LIFESTYLE UGANDA ( https://lifestyleuganda.com/) — When it comes to Eyebrow twitching, this problem is seen more often in young women than men. Eyebrow twitching is a condition that causes a temporary and painful twitchiness in the eyebrows. It is also a different kind of neurological disease and is considered a form of muscle spasms.

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Eyebrow twitching affects the muscles around the eyebrows, which causes them to twitch and twitch uncontrollably. An overactive nervous system generally causes eye twitching. 


The symptoms of eyebrow twitching include:

  • Tingling, burning, and pinching sensations around the forehead
  • Sharp pains, tingling, or pinching
  • Redness or swelling around the eyebrows
  • Temporary blushing

Sometimes, you can experience prolonged bouts of eye twitching, lasting days or even weeks. This is because once the nervous system gets going, it will continue to fire neurons. 

Eyebrow twitching may also trigger a migraine headache. 

Symptoms of an irritated eye (conjunctivitis) include:

  • Redness and swelling of the lower lid
  • Watery eyes
  • Inflammation or crusting around the eyelids
  • Rash
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When to see a doctor

 If your eyelids are red or watery, if you experience episodes of intense eye pain or irritation, or if you have neurological signs of eye twitching, contact your doctor. 

Causes of eyebrow twitching

There are several different causes of eyebrow twitching

Eyestrain: Long, strained stares in front of the computer may lead to eyebrow twitching. 

Eye strain: Staring at the computer or the screen too long, in particular, may result in eye strain. If you have eye strain, you may experience twitching. 

Eyebrow movement: If you rub your eyebrows too vigorously, this could cause a twitch in your eyebrow muscle. 

Paralysis: Eyebrow twitching may be a sign of brain or nerve damage. In this case, your eyebrow muscles could be damaged so that your eyebrows cannot move. 

Other causes of eyebrow twitching include: 

Facial tattoos: In some rare cases, eyebrow tattoos can cause a sudden twitch in the area where the tattoo was done. 

Pickled egg syndrome: Pickled eggs are a common ingredient in some home remedies for hangovers. If you are allergic to these pickled eggs, you may experience eyebrow twitching. 

How to stop eyebrow twitching

To reduce or stop the twitching episodes, you will need to treat your eyebrow twitching. A person can do this in many different ways: 

Try a migraine treatment: If the headache is causing the symptoms, try treating the headache and eye irritations simultaneously with medicine or therapy. 

Take an antihistamine: If you are allergic to pickled eggs, antihistamine medicines may help to relieve your symptoms. 

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Treat the underlying cause: Many cases of twitching could be due to inflammation, which is known as herpes zoster shingles (HSV). A doctor may treat herpes zoster shingles, and a person can take oral medicines or treatment injections to reduce the twitching episodes. 

Sometimes, antibiotics or anti-inflammatory medicines may also be useful. 


Aspirin, or other anti-inflammatory medicines, may help to treat some cases of eyebrow twitching. A person can treat their headache and other symptoms together with anti-inflammatory medicine. 

Blood thinners: This type of medicine prevents the blood from clotting. Anti-clotting drugs are used in order to avoid blood clots in the legs, arms, or eyes. 

Antihistamines: If you are allergic to a specific food, your immune system can produce a type of drug called histamine. If you take an antihistamine to lower your body’s response to histamine, you can reduce the intensity of your twitching. 

Epilepsy: Some people find that the side effects of epilepsy medicines make the twitching stop. In this case, there is no treatment that will stop the twitching, but there are many therapies that can help to control the episodes. 

Hair removal: An occasional twitch is normal, but if your twitches are becoming a daily occurrence, you should talk to your doctor about this. Hair removal is not advisable unless the twitching is due to trauma. 

Antidepressants: An antidepressant can stop the twitching if it is the cause of your eyebrow twitching. 

Other treatment options

Topical treatment can help to reduce the sensation of twitching. Do not try to treat the twitching with ointments or creams if you have an open wound, since it is not recommended for use in this way. 

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Topical treatment can also reduce the feeling of twitching. A person will usually notice less twitching once the cream has dried. 

Natural remedies

Some home remedies for hangovers may help to treat eyebrow twitching. Here is a list of home remedies for eye twitching: 

A warm compress can help to reduce the feeling of twitching. You can apply a towel to the forehead, forehead, and hairline for a few minutes. 

Putting ice packs on the forehead can reduce the sensation of twitching. 

Taking an ice-cold shower or getting into a bath with ice cubes can also help reduce the twitching sensation. 

Avoiding foods that cause the symptoms of twitching is also a good strategy. 

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Musasi Isaac Christopher

An aspiring Lifestyle blogger who specializes in health, food and restaurant sectors. WhatsApp me on +256759100143.

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