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Medicine For Botulinum Poisoning
Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...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
Botulism: The name you've been assigned to look up has been out of date since before I was in med school.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
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
Not normally: C botulinum is not a normal constituent of human body. It could exist in the colon. ...Read more
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
Time and Fluids: Meds for symptoms: uncontrolled vomiting (zofran, phenergan, compazine). Moderate diarrhea - imodium. Since most food poisoning is self-limited, pushing fluids and getting rest is best most of the time. If high fever, severe abdominal pain, bloody stools, or are sick for more than 48 hours, see a doctor! you may need antibiotics and IV fluids. Xifaxan (rifaximin) is a nice antibiotic for traveller's diarrhea. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What can I do to treat food poisoning? I believe I have contracted food poisoning. What medicines should I take?
34 weeks pg. Food poisoning. My dr told me to take metrodin. It is some hormonal drug i guess so am resistant. Should i take it or any other med?
Overdose on cough syrup or just alcohol poisoning? I keep hearing about kids overdosing on cough medicine...I thought it was all alcohol. How does this happen? Is it really alcohol poisoning or something else?
Hello! This is Lakshmi from India. From last two weeks m suffering from food poisoning. Took few medicines but not well yet. Vomiting after eating.
Food poisoning: is very common but Most cases are mild, self-limiting, and improve with supportive nonspecific symptomatic treatments- Aggressive Re-HYDRATION. If you are still having symptoms 2 weeks out you may need appropriate antibiotics.. ...Read more
My niece who's 3 has been throwing up almost for 12 hours. No fever, no food poisoning. She can't even get any medicine she throws up. What can it be?
See a pediatrician: Your niece is at risk of becoming seriously dehydrated and should be seen by a doctor, both for diagnostic purposes as well as to check her for the secondary effects of inability to keep things down. There are antinausea preparations that can be given by rectal suppository. Go and have her seen and hope she is better soon. ...Read more
Food poisoning ?: U need to see u pcp for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
See below: Basically none, other than avoidance. Severe poisoning requires intensive care and observation to protect the airway and breathing which can be severely affected. ...Read more
What to do after onset of food poioning? The vomitting has stopped, the diahrea continues. Vomitting started with in 6 hours and the episode started about 20 hours ago. What should I eat, drink, not eat or not drink; medicine? How about asprin?
You : You may wish to start with clear liquids like broth, clear juices (not acidic) for the first 12 hours. If you start vomiting again with liquids or you are not keeping up with the fluid loss through your bowel, you may need to go to the emergency room for intravenous hydration. Do not recommend that you take Aspirin as if can be tough on the GI tract. If you are working hard to keep up with hydration but find yourself feeling dizzy, especially when getting up from lying down or sitting, feel faint, find that your resting pulse rate is acclerated well above a hundred; you may need to be seen. I would avoid dairy, meats and vegetables intially. Might wish to start bland - like toast or rice. ...Read more
Iam a med stu , plz doctor i need detail about : 1- atropine poisning ,, and the interaction between bethancol and metoprolol drug .
Dry as a bone: mad as a hatter, and....and....lazy a 19 year old medical student. No I am not going to give you details about these important agents.....you need to look it up, make notes and remember not only what you have read but the source of the information so you can develop what is called "source memory". That way you can become more than a doctor....you can become a scholar and a "kick ass" doctor. ...Read more
Variable: Food poisoning may be due to chemicals, biological toxins, and live mico-organisms. The common symptoms are nausea, vomiting diarrhoea but there are many variations. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/food-poisoning/understanding-food-poisoning-symptoms. ...Read more
Many possibilities. : Lead was used as an additive to paints used in home building years ago & the inhalation of paint dust during renovations, or kids chewing on cribs painted with lead paint provided some. Exposure to clothes of someone working in around lead (battery reclamation) or that from lead paint on decorative dishes were also common. Removal of lead from many of these products has reduced public risk. ...Read more
Lead in environment: Sources of lead include old paint (babies chewing on windowsills); soil near a highway; pottery with lead based glaze (usually imported); and some toys have been found to have lead based paint (again- imported. Lead based paint is no longer used in the US. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Awful!: ~ 20 minutes after a toxic dose, the body's muscles begin to twitch and spasm, leading to nearly continuous convulsions and then increased body temperature and muscle breakdown. People die after 2-3 hours from eventual paralysis of breathing or exhaustion from continuous convulsions. ...Read more
See a specialist: The first thing to do is to make sure that you find the source of the lead so that you can stop the exposure. Next you need to see a doctor that knows how to treat this kind of condition. It may just take watchful waiting or you may need to go through a treatment called chelation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
M.D. visit: Lead is an environmental toxin and measurements of high levels in the bloodstream require treatment. Avoiding the source of lead, having your home and water supply inspected for possibly sources may be completed by the health department. Please check with your doctor for treatment recommendations based on the level in your bloodstream. I hope this helps. ...Read more
Gluten: In all practical terms, there is no such thing as Gordon poisoning. In the rear patients who have true celiac disease, it is vital to avoid all gluten because of reactions to it. In people who feel that they have intolerance to gluten, there are very in degrees as to how aggressively they need to avoid them. They are not poisoned by them, however. Hope this helps. ...Read more
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