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Botulinum Toxin Type B Medication
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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.. Toxins can be small ...Read more
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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
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
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
What is the immune response to clostridium botulinum, clostridium tetani or clostridium perfringes?
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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
Not normally: C botulinum is not a normal constituent of human body. It could exist in the colon. ...Read more
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
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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Could be.: You should always give a break by moving around and exercising your wrists and have a good support for typing. ...Read more
Soem people do: Some people do not like these things. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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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