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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. DAVID AMOS
51 years experience Family Medicine
Botox: It paralyse the muscle.
Dr. Anifat Balogun
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Mechanism of Botox: Botulinum toxin (onabotulinum toxin type a) blocks certain chemical signals that cause muscles to contract. Injections result in paralysis or relaxati ... Read More
Dr. John Hoffmann
38 years experience Plastic Surgery
Weakens muscle actio: Botox works to weaken muscle function by blocking the connection between the nerve and the muscle. The Botox action slowly is reversed and eventually ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
FDA approved: Botulinum toxin is not harmful when used as recommended. Botox, Botox cosmetic, dysport, xeomin, (incobotulinumtoxin a) Myobloc (botulinum toxin b) a ... Read More
Dr. Stephen Weber
25 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Botox safe: Botox is safe in cosmetic doses. Complications are uncommon, temporary and related to high dose treatment. I hope this information is helpful. Step ... Read More
Dr. Michael Dansie
16 years experience Family Medicine
Yes, but…: Very deadly if in poisoning, untreated: mortality 60% from respiratory failure, treated with intensive support: mortality <7%. Botulinum toxin does ha ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azita Madjidi
30 years experience Plastic Surgery
Death: Although the effect is dose and time dependent but still, you don't want it in your blood stream to stop vital muscles from working or making them wea ... Read More
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
13 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Many and serious: Botulinum toxins should never be injected intravenous. The side effects will be related to where the medication gets to: if it gets to swallowing mu ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
56 years experience Pediatrics
Botos for lazy eye: Yes. Ophthalmologists use Botox (botulinum toxin) injections to treat severe cases of strabismus or lazy eye. Since the effect lasts for about 2 - 3 m ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
Which steroid?: You are likely to be disappointed with botox. Do you have psoriasis or dyshidrotic eczema or pustulosis palmaris? You may respond to clobetasol gel ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Yes but...: In neither conditions, recovery from the disease does not confer immunity because the toxin is usually not present in amount large enough to induce ad ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Botulism: The name you've been assigned to look up has been out of date since before I was in med school. It's Clostridium botulinum. Botulism toxin is as deadl ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kelly Kane
25 years experience Pediatrics
Medicine...: Given to treat botulism infection.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Unclear question: Clostridium botulinum organism cause paralytic food poisoning, usally through contamination of home canned goods. It grows in an anerobic environment ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
23 years experience Infectious Disease
'Botox' organism: Clostridium botulinum is the bacterial species that produces the 'botox' toxin. It is actually a very dangerous bacterium and I would not advocate any ... Read More

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