26 doctors weighed in:

Is anyone allergic to botox?

26 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Labowe
Surgery - Plastics
15 doctors agree

In brief: Rarely

True allergy to Botox is rare.
It should not be used if there is a history of previous allergic reaction to botox.

In brief: Rarely

True allergy to Botox is rare.
It should not be used if there is a history of previous allergic reaction to botox.
Dr. Mark Labowe
Dr. Mark Labowe
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Dr. Kevin Carr
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Botox allergy

Yes, but this is uncommon.
Botox contains human albumin--it is thought that true allergic reactions (hives, etc) are due to this component.

In brief: Botox allergy

Yes, but this is uncommon.
Botox contains human albumin--it is thought that true allergic reactions (hives, etc) are due to this component.
Dr. Kevin Carr
Dr. Kevin Carr
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Possible

But very rare. If you have problems with poor response to botox, most likely it is a bad injection, expired or diluted product, etc.
Those who are 'allergic' make antibodies which neutralize the medicine before it an work. These antibodies can be detected with a lab test.

In brief: Possible

But very rare. If you have problems with poor response to botox, most likely it is a bad injection, expired or diluted product, etc.
Those who are 'allergic' make antibodies which neutralize the medicine before it an work. These antibodies can be detected with a lab test.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Alexander Rivkin
Cosmetic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Very rare

Its theoretically possible, but extremely rare.
I have treated tens of thousands of patients and have never seen a case. I have also never heard of a case being presented at a conference.

In brief: Very rare

Its theoretically possible, but extremely rare.
I have treated tens of thousands of patients and have never seen a case. I have also never heard of a case being presented at a conference.
Dr. Alexander Rivkin
Dr. Alexander Rivkin
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

and also you ca develop antibodies to the medication causing it not to work in you as well.
Speak with your doctor if you are worried about either to discuss what to do.

In brief: Yes

and also you ca develop antibodies to the medication causing it not to work in you as well.
Speak with your doctor if you are worried about either to discuss what to do.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possible

Yes this is possible but extremely rare.

In brief: Possible

Yes this is possible but extremely rare.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Suman Das
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes.But rare.

Botox is a protein.
Theoretically it can produce allergic reaction.But the incident of that is very rare.In my use of Botox in last 25 years I have not seen any yet.

In brief: Yes.But rare.

Botox is a protein.
Theoretically it can produce allergic reaction.But the incident of that is very rare.In my use of Botox in last 25 years I have not seen any yet.
Dr. Suman Das
Dr. Suman Das
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