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what are the medical benefits of botox, curare, neostigmine, atropine?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
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 effects but in controlled doses have been used for desired medical and cosmetic purposes.
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 25 years experience
Not enough space: Unfortunately there is not enough space here to discuss such a broad topic.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Is erythema multiforme a conditon you can get medical marijuana for?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: Erythema multiforme is an allergic reaction. Em minor is similar to a very bad case of hives. Em major is severe and needs treatment in a hospital. Substance abuse often means a person exposes himself to illegal drugs (unknown purity, unknown additives, unknown amounts, etc...) and is at risk for getting allergic reactions to unknown substances he takes.
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How is botox used to relieve muscle spasms?

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Dr. Karen Han
Dermatology 23 years experience
Paralysis: Botox stops contraction of muscles. It is injected directly into the belly of the muscle that is being paralyzed. Muscle spasms are rapid contractions of the muscle in question. Botox injection into the problematic muscle will prevent further contractions.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

Does medical marijuana help delayed sleep phase syndrome?

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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 18 years experience
Marijuana and sleep: In general no. Mj is most know regarding n3 and rem adjustment. Illicit drugs are not recommended and most times for dsps or other circadian disorders medications are not treatments of choice.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How do I go about getting a second medical opinion for my father who is waiting for heart bypass surgery?

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Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 36 years experience
Ask Others: You can ask your primary care doctor or your cardiologist. Board certification and renewal is something you can consider. You can call local hospitals and ask for the names of cardiac surgeons, their complication rate and the number of cases they do annually since there is some correlation between higher volumes and lower complications; you can also ask your cardiologist about these factors.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

Will botox prevent me from getting skin diseases later in life?

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Dr. Karen Han
Dermatology 23 years experience
No: No. Botox stops contraction of muscles. It is injected directly into the belly of the muscle that is being paralyzed. In doing so, it reduces the wrinkling of the skin overlying the muscle as it contracts. It does not prevent any skin cancers, rashes or eczema flares.

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