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How long does it take to recover from botulism?

How long does it take to recover from botulism?

Depends...: The severity and time to recover from this toxin- induced neurological disease varies on the amount of toxin ingested and the time of toxin. Serotype a is generally more severe than the other usual types, b and e. It can be days to months. Also the rapid use of antitoxin can assist in lowering the time to recovery. ...Read more

Dr. Ricardo Maselli
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Botulinum Poisoning (Definition)

Infant botulism is a potentially life-threatening disease in which the bacteria Clostridium botulinum grows within the baby's gastrointestinal tract. ...Read more


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If you have had botulism, is it a contradiction to have a botox afterwards? Or does it make any difference? It is being used to treat gastroparesis.

If you have had botulism, is it a contradiction to have a botox afterwards? Or does it make any difference? It is being used to treat gastroparesis.

May be immune : If you have developed neutralizing antibodies to the Botox protein, the Botox may not work. This happens occasionally in patients who use Botox injections for wrinkles on the forehead. Over time, after multiple sessions of injections, some patients develop antibodies to Botox and either need larger doses to work or it sometimes doesn't work for them anymore. ...Read more

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Can botulism be dangerous?

Can botulism be dangerous?

Yes: It is extremely dangerous and can kill. Get seen asap if you think you are infected. ...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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How can botulism affect the nervous system?

How can botulism affect the nervous system?

Potential Danger: Botulism or botulism toxin causes paralysis of one's muscles by interfering with a neurotransmitter that facilitates communication between the brain and the muscle. In the past, this toxin produced by a bacteria, often caused death by respiratory suppression. With today's knowledge death is rare. We have learned to utilize the toxin to treat a number of medical conditions. ...Read more

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How much time would it take for botulism to kill you?

Depends: The severity and time to recover from this toxin- induced neurological disease varies on the amount of toxin ingested and the time of toxin. Serotype a is generally more severe than the other usual types, b and e. It can be days to months. Also the rapid use of antitoxin can assist in lowering the time to recovery. ...Read more

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Can botulism recur?

Can botulism recur?

Yes: It is caused by a nerve toxin produced from certain bacteria usually from contaminated food or improperly processed canned foods. It can lead to paralysis if untreated. Unfortunately immunity does not necessarily develop. To be safe, canned foods with bulging lids should be thrown out as well as any bulging containers. Or if food has an usual smell it should not be eaten and thrown out as well. ...Read more

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How can you get botulism?

Food & wounds: Botulism is caused by a toxin made by the c. Botulinum bacteria. In adults, botulism is usually caused by eating contaminated food (improperly prepared canned or fermented foods) or when a wound gets contaminated by the bacteria. Infant botulism can happen in the first year of life--risk factors include eating honey and exposure to contaminated soil. ...Read more

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Can botulism be dangerous?

Yes: It is extremely dangerous and can kill. Get seen asap if you think you are infected. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have botulism?

Weakness: Botulism is a lack of muscle control caused by the toxin the bacteria secretes. This toxin is the same one used in tny quantities to remove wrinkles and treat spastic cerebral palsy, but if from an infection is released in quantities that can stop most voluntary muscle activity, most especially control of breathing. This is life-threatening and requires immed therapy to prevent paralysis, death ...Read more