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Doctor insights on: Botulinum Toxin Type B Medication

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What are side effects after botox (botulinum toxin type a)?

What are side effects after botox (botulinum toxin type a)?

Botox Side Effects: Very rare to have any side effects at all. In my experience of 1000's of injections the most common occurrences are mild discomfort at the injection site (seconds to minutes), mild swelling or redness (seconds to minutes), bleeding (drop), bruising (mild), unsatisfactory result (<5%) (over or under corrected), drooping eyelid (exceedingly rare), allergic (exceedingly rare). ...Read more

Toxin (Definition)

Poisonous substance produced within living cells or organisms;man-made substances created by artificial processes are thus excluded. The term was first used by organic chemist ludwig brieger (1849–1919). For a toxic substance not produced within living organisms, "toxicant" and "toxics" are also sometimes used.[citation needed]. Toxins can be small ...Read more


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Is botulinum toxin harmful? Does dose matter?

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

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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Can botulinum toxin be used to treat strabismus?

Can botulinum toxin be used to treat strabismus?

Useful/not a cure: Botox is used to help prevent contracture in acquired strabismus while nerves regenerate. Thus it can help the long term result. But it simply paralyzes a muscle but does not cure or improve actual function. A strabismic oriented ophthalmologist can be very helpful if you have newly acquired strabismus. ...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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What's the difference between dysport and botox? I understand they both use the botulinum toxin. So how is dysport different? .

What's the difference between dysport and botox? I understand they both use the botulinum toxin. So how is dysport different? .

Botox: Botox and Dysport are two brands of the same product. Both are derived from the same subtype of botulinum toxin. Dysport may set up a little faster, but essentially they are equally effective.

Small variations my be found from person to person. I have some patients who one will work for better than the other, but for most people the differences are not noticeable. ...Read more

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Any thoughts on treating my Dyshidrosis with botulinum toxin injections? My hands are chronic and my feet are tolerable. Corticosteroid is useless.

Any thoughts on treating my Dyshidrosis with botulinum toxin injections? My hands are chronic and my feet are tolerable. Corticosteroid is useless.

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 rubbed in twice a day. Prednisone is very well tolerated if used in small doses never 2 days in a row. Sometimes people learn to take Prednisone when in exacerbation. Typical would be 10 or 20mg M-W-F for only a few doses. ...Read more

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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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Can you tell me how can clostridium botulinum botulism atacks and spreads?

Can you tell me how can clostridium botulinum botulism atacks and spreads?

Food poisoning: Improperly canned food, contaminated with bacterium clostridium botulinum lead to production of botulinum toxin that causes paralysis. Other types occur in infants due to intestinal infection and some times in adults due to wound infection. The bacterium is present in soil. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/botulism/ds00657. ...Read more

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What is the immune response to clostridium botulinum, clostridium tetani or clostridium perfringes?

Do your homework: Your instructors will expect you to answer your homework questions from the assigned reading. The wording and jargon will be recognizable and you will be dinged if you do not. This information site is not set up to provide a shortcut for homework answers. ...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

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What's a clostridium botulinum culture?

What's a clostridium botulinum culture?

Unclear question: Clostridium botulinum organism cause paralytic food poisoning, usally through contamination of home canned goods. It grows in an anerobic environment and releases a toxin that affects muscle function. ...Read more

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Where does clostridium botulinum live in the body?

Where does clostridium botulinum live in the body?

Not normally: C botulinum is not a normal constituent of human body. It could exist in the colon. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how clostridium botulinum move around the body?

Can you tell me how clostridium botulinum move around the body?

Clostridium botulinu: Botulism can be spread through contaminated food, wound infections and bacterial spores in an infant’s GI tract. Toxins can spread to lungs, the nerves, brain and spinal cord. ...Read more

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How could clostridium botulinum be cultured on agar?

Huh?: You don't want to do that, otherwise you will have federal authorities knocking on your front door with a warrant for your arrest. ...Read more

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What would cause sudden difficulty writing and typing?

What would cause sudden difficulty writing and typing?

Acute neuro problem: Sudden loss of ability to perform fine finger/hand coordination activity could be due to a small stroke, at an age. Have it checked out. Now. ...Read more

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Suddenly having difficulty writing and typing and gripping a pen?

Suddenly having difficulty writing and typing and gripping a pen?

Go to see a doctor: To check you out, it could be serious problem? ...Read more

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What are indications of hla typing?

What are indications of hla typing?

Immunology: Usually hla typing is performed to look for immune compatibility (or lack thereof). Examples include transplant, platelet transfusion, and certain autoimmune diseases. ...Read more

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Does alloderm require tissue typing?

NO: Alloderm is used in many clinical situations. It is a dermal replacement and is processed to avoid such a need. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hla typing?

What is the definition or description of: hla typing?

HLA typing: Describes the determination of proteins on the cell surface which the immune system utilizes to assign self and not self. There are multiple genes which encode these proteins on chromosome 6. ...Read more

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What is the best position for your wrists while typing?

What is the best position for your wrists while typing?

Neutral position.: Frequent typing might increase the risk to suffer from various pain symptoms in the wrists and fingers since you put stress on nerves passing between the lower arm and hand.
The best position to minimize pain is to support the base of the hand on a soft pad and have the wrists bent slightly upwards.
Frequent rests are important. ...Read more

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Can't move my finger without pain? Due to too much typing?

Can't move my finger without pain? Due to too much typing?

More detail: Are you having pain? Is it locking or just stiff? Do you have any numbness or tingling? Do you have any medical problems such as diabetes? Are your symptoms worse in the morning? Any history of trauma? ...Read more

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How to stop tension in shoulder and wrists caused by typing?

How to stop tension in shoulder and wrists caused by typing?

Take breaks: Breaks with frequent stretching helps keep muscles and joints loose and from stiffness. ...Read more

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My wrist always hurt. Could it be from typing on a keyboard all day?

My wrist always hurt. Could it be from typing on a keyboard all day?

Could be.: You should always give a break by moving around and exercising your wrists and have a good support for typing. ...Read more

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Vit d was low now normal but still pain while typing what could be this?

Please Clarify: A low vitamin d level would not cause pain. I am unsure where your pain is or why you were taught that the vitamin d level would be the cause of it. ...Read more

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Should I eat according to my metabolic type? Or is metabolic typing just a theory?

Should I eat according to my metabolic type? Or is metabolic typing just a theory?

Not even a theory: It's rubbish, intended to sell books without any scientific basis. Eat sensibly, avoid tobacco and other addictions, and exercise. If you get focused on there being some other key to health, or read a lot of "diagnose yourself" websites, they'll get your money and time and you'll never feel well again. ...Read more

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I do data entry at work and have shoulder pain. Is it from all the typing and sitting?

Possibly: It is possible to get neck, shoulder, as well as low back pain from sitting at a desk for prolonged periods of time. This is usually due to poor sitting posture. Proper lumbar support will shift your pelvis forward which will correct your sitting posture and help keep your shoulders back. Make sure that your office chair has adequate lumbar support. If your pain does not improve see your md. ...Read more

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Past year started transposing words in sentences often, typing, and several times speaking. Also forget common words frequently. Just age related?

Past year started transposing words in sentences often, typing, and several times speaking. Also forget common words frequently. Just age related?

Although it could be: Normal aging, I would request a consult with a neurologist to rule out any neurological issues that are impacting on the speech and verbal areas of the brain. ...Read more

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Why do my fingers swell up after typing?

Why do my fingers swell up after typing?

Most likely: Tendonitis, after you use your fingers a lot most likely you develop tendonitis which cause the swelling. ...Read more

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What can I do to minimize wrist pain from typing?

Splints and position: Most wrist pain from typing is caused by poor positioning and movement of the wrist. You should wear straight wrist splints and adjust the height of the keyboard so your elbows are bent at 90 degrees. Also use a keyboard not just a laptop. ...Read more

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How to cure wrist pain and discomfort when typing?

Wrist pain: There may not be a cure if you do daily constant typing. You can try a wrist pad for your computer keyboard. Also try increasing your seat height which can relieve stress to the wrist. ...Read more

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What is hla-typing or "tissue typing? " what is tissue crossmatch?

What is hla-typing or "tissue typing? " what is tissue crossmatch?

Donor-Recipient: These are all methods of determining compatibility between donor and recipient with organ and tissue transplants. Everyone has certain protein and carbohydrate markers on the outside of every cell. These make us unique, but also are potential allergens between people. To help prevent rejection (which can be life-threatening) we try to make sure the markers are alike as possible in both people. ...Read more

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Pain on my left arm and shoulder from typing as of now. What could this be?

Pain on my left arm and shoulder from typing as of now. What could this be?

Few things: Straining muscles involved with typing by keeping them in wrong position instead of relaxed hands and wrist cocked slightly at wrist, and not 29 inches off the ground sitting on a proper chair. Or it may not be the typing. Doofus u have any heart disease? Always keep open mind about what is going on. A good diagnostician is constantly doing this as she/he heard the story. ...Read more

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I have had pins and needles in my left arm for 3 week but only while typing. What is that?

I have had pins and needles in my left arm for 3 week but only while typing. What is that?

Stop typing!: Sorry, the temptation to invoke an old henny youngman joke was just too strong. What's happening is that one of the sensory nerves in your left arm is getting irritated or inflamed when you type. Try moving your left arm until you find a position that doesn't irritate the nerve. If you can't, you'll need to see a neurologist to make sure you don't have a pinched nerve or something similar. ...Read more

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I have a Vertebral Artery Dolichoectasia compressing my brainstem. Search my vids on youtube typing "engelman brainstem compression". What d u think?

I have a Vertebral Artery Dolichoectasia compressing my brainstem. Search my vids on youtube typing "engelman brainstem compression". What d u think?

Vertebral artery: Compression of the brain stem by a vertebral artery can cause many neurological signs based on the location of the compressed brain and the exiting cranial nerves. A cerebrovascular surgeon can determine whether the vertebral artery is causing symptoms and develop a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Botulinum Toxin (Definition)

Botulism is a rare but serious illness caused by Clostridium botulinum bacteria. The bacteria may enter the body through wounds, or they may live in improperly ...Read more