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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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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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Why can't the tetanus toxin tetanospasmin be given to lessen the effects of botulism?

Why can't the tetanus toxin tetanospasmin be given to lessen the effects of botulism?

First, they are two: different organisms that cause different diseases. Second, giving a neurotoxin to a patient with botulism would hurt the patient, not help him. ...Read more

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Can botulism spread from one person to another?

Can botulism spread from one person to another?

No: Botulism does not spread from person to person. It is caused by ingestion of contaminated food or wound getting contaminated by spores of clostridium. ...Read more

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How can botulism be used to treat other disorders?

Neurotoxin use : The germ clostridium botulinum produces a chemical toxin that can cause disease (botulism). The chemical can also be used clinically for a variety of conditions. It is quite well known to relax wrinkles in your face when injected into facial muscles. It has practical uses in treating kids with spastic muscles by injecting the nerves that control them and relaxing them to help therapy. ...Read more

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Please explain which food can you get botulism from?

Home canning: improper home canning and honey are the two most common sources for botulism. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is botulism and how does it affect children?

Could you explain what is botulism and how does it affect children?

Botulism: Is the disease caused by a bacterial toxin from clostridium botulinum. The bacteria produces spores, that when ingested, release the toxin or poison, botulinum. Stomach acid will destroy the spores in most people. Children under a year of age do not have enough stomach acid and the spores can poison them. The toxin causes paralysis of all muscles, including those necessary for breathing. ...Read more

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I was concerned because I wasn't sure if an open store bought spghetti sauce can cause botulism ?

I was concerned because I wasn't sure if an open store bought spghetti sauce can cause botulism ?

No: Botulism is rare, but if concerned follow these rules for commercially or home-canned foods: throw out foods that are discolored, moldy, or smell bad. Do not use products that spurt liquid or foam when the container is opened. Do not use if the container is leaking, bulging or swollen, looks damaged or cracked or seems abnormal in appearance. ...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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Accidentally ate chutney which had been in fridge years. Botulism risk?

Highly unlikely: you would probably already be dead by now. Botulinus toxin is probably the deadliest toxin we know. One of the ways that chutneys act as preservatives is that they are made with so much sugar that when a bacterium lands on top of one of them all of the water inside of it gets pulled out by osmosis and so it shrivels up and dies. Also, botulin is an anaerobic organism - I.e. Lives in low oxy onl ...Read more