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Dr. Ira Katz
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Botulinum Antitoxin (Overview)

Given to treat botulism infection.


Dr. Ira Katz
3 doctors shared insights

Botulinum Antitoxin (Overview)

Given to treat botulism infection.


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Does the body produce antitoxins against clostridium botulinum and tetani toxins?

Does the body produce antitoxins against clostridium botulinum and tetani toxins?

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 adequate immune response. ...Read more

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Who developed the first antitoxin for diphtheria?

Who developed the first antitoxin for diphtheria?

See below: Edwin klebs (1834-1913), a swiss-german pathologist, identified and described the bacterium that causes diphtheria in 1883. (just to point out the devastation that diphtheria caused, in 1883, the diphtheria death rate was 125 per 100, 000 people in new york city.) a year later, german bacteriologist friedrich loeffler (1852-1915) http://www.Historyofvaccines.Org/content/blog/early-uses-diphtheria-antitoxin-united-states. ...Read more

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Does immunotherapy involve antitoxins?

Does immunotherapy involve antitoxins?

Definition: Immunotherapy indicates the use of immunological mechanisms for treatment. Allergy immunotherapy (allergy shots) do not include antitoxins. Antitoxins are antibodies against toxins and are used whaen toxins are suspected, for example posionous snake bites. This treatment can be called immunotherapy. ...Read more

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Does a antitoxin serum for botchalisum have side effects

Does a antitoxin serum  for botchalisum have side effects

Of course.: If you are talking about "botox", it does have side effects and benefits. It all depends on the dosage and the indications. Botox has certain medical indications, injected by experienced doctors for specific treatments to improve specific conditions, as the same we can say for any medication. Different patients respond differently to the same medication. ...Read more

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What are some of the possible effects of intravenous botulinum toxin?

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 muscles then swallowing will be a problem, if breathing muscles then breathing will be difficult. In high enough doses it can result in death. If recognized promptly supportive care can be provided until the effect wears off. ...Read more

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Suffering from Suboxone withdraw. Is there any way to ease the symptoms & to get threw the withdraw faster? Will antitoxins like fruits & veg. Help?

Suffering from Suboxone withdraw. Is there any way to ease the symptoms & to get threw the withdraw faster? Will antitoxins like fruits & veg. Help?

Suboxone : Should be very gradually tapered in order to minimize the withdrawal effects. You need to call your suboxone prescriber to have your suboxone discontinuation closely monitored. In between, there are no easy ways known to decrease the withdrawal symptoms. Chamomile tea, bananas & green veggies r good ingredients for ur body, so u may eat those as u like. Good luck & bravo 4 getting out of suboxone. ...Read more

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How do botulinum toxin injections work?

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 the normal muscle action returns. ...Read more

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Is botulinum toxin harmful? Does dose matter?

FDA approved: Botulinum toxin is not harmful when used as recommended. Botox, Botox cosmetic, dysport, xeomin, (incobotulinumtoxin a) Myobloc (botulinum toxin b) are examples of botulinum products that are fda approved and have been used worldwide in many millions of people with few significant ill-effects. Dosing does matter. More is not better. ...Read more

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Which diseases are caused by bacillus botulinum?

Which diseases are caused by bacillus botulinum?

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 deadly as any poison you'll find, and can be acquired preformed in food, or develop in an infected wound, or rarely be formed in the gut -- especially in a baby fed raw honey. ...Read more