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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Giannotta
48 years experience in Neurosurgery
Botox: Anything taken internally that rusults in nerve or brain dysfunction is by definition a neurotoxin. One example is botox. This temporarily blocks sm ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience in Neurology
Just what it says!!: A substance that damages part of the nervous system usually by chemical means.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Gitelman
35 years experience in Neurology
Some of them are: Yes, some bug repellents are acetylcholinesterase inhibitors and cause increases in acetylcholine (a neurotransmitter) causing overstimulation of the ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience in Neurosurgery
Botulism: Although there are others, clostridium botulinum toxin can be foodborne and kill. Also, puffer fish have the neurotoxin tetrodotoxin- improperly prep ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Baxter
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Rare for cosmetic: A special boxed warning that patients are supposed to read before receiving Botox injections lists several very serious side effects, but these are ge ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Beer
32 years experience in Neurosurgery
Low toxicity: Dmso can be toxic at high doses. The compound is useful clinically as a topical treatment for diseases such as arthritis and it has also been used int ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Nature to medicine: Some of these are products naturally found in our environment which are derived from bacteria or plants which have toxic and potentially lethal side e ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janak Acharya
19 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Yes : Please don't play with or consume insecticides. If you have done so conttact poison control and/or go to an emergency department.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Lechtman
29 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Many: Botox was developed to treat a condition called blepharospasm, or uncontrolled twitching of the eyelids. Now it's used to treat migraines, muscle spa ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Betts
32 years experience in Neurosurgery
Oregano oil: There are no neurotoxins in oregano oil. It would not be good to place any oil on a nerve but there is no worry to using oregano oil unless you have ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia
19 years experience in Pain Management
Purified toxin: Botox is the brand name for onabotulinumtoxin a which is made and marketed by allergan. There are other types of onabotulinumtoxin available. Basicall ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience in Wound care
Dont buy it: Which toxins are you talking about? The word toxin is used a lot but often no one knows what they mean by it. Many products out there promise to rem ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
17 years experience in Sleep Medicine
Vet medication: Many of the same medications are used for patients and animals. The differences can be dosages and also the fact that the fda does not as tightly reg ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Different results: The best option depends on what you are trying to address. Peels improve the tone and texture of the skin and will improve fine lines and wrinkles. ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
30%?: Are you referring to 30% TCA? Should be somewhat effective. Often need ongoing botox for lasting results. See facial plastic surgeon for best results.
A male asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Extracellular matrix: As a component of the extracellular matrix, hyaluronan is used in the synthesis of biological scaffolds for wound-healing applications. These scaffold ... Read More
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Dr. Chad Rudnick
9 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Clostridium tetani is the name for the bacteria that causes tetanus. More details on tetanus can be found here: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/ ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiya Movassaghi
26 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Botox vs Fillers: Restylane (dermal fillers) is a dermal filler that uses a synthetic or natural substance to "fill in" hollow areas of the face. Botox is a safe tox ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience in Infectious Disease
None: There are no "neutralizing" herbals that have any proven activity. Toxin suppression for proven staph infections that require it can be accomplished w ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Gras
Dr. Troy Gras answered
20 years experience in Anesthesiology
Definitely: Dermal fillers like juvederm and Restylane (dermal fillers) work by restoring volume to the skin or fat beneath the skin that has been lost because of ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
Enteritis: Salmonella enterica serotype typhimurium, when acquired from contaminated food, will cause a typical bacterial enteritis which presents with fever and ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Abuzeni
25 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Yes: In my experience, I have noticed a significant loss of the effect of Botox if a local anesthetic was used to numb the area.
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