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BOTOX: The Magic Toxin - Treating the Side Effects

Last Updated on Dec 19, 2019
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Treating the side effects

Side effects can be treated by a few simple techniques and medications.

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The soreness at the site of injection can be reduced by placing an ice pack. If it continues, medicines like Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen may be taken.

Some people develop a headache, after being injected with Botox, which usually resolves in 1-2 days. Other symptoms like muscle soreness, weakness in the body, and difficulty in swallowing food are some of the other side effects, which will usually disappear in a short time.

Some patients develop Ptosis or droopy eyelids, which happens due to the migration of the toxin to other areas from the injected site. This usually will disappear after 3 weeks. Care should be taken not to rub the site for 12 hours after treatment or to lie down for 3-4 hours.

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kantilal39

is botox injections useful for parkinsonism?whAT is the dose ?

bciferri

THE SCIENCE POSTED HERE IS WRONG: the botulinum toxin cleaves the SNARE complex and allows for the vesicle containing the neurotransmitter ACh to be unable to diffuse through Ca2+ cannels. when the SNARE complex is cleved the vesicle cannot bind to the SNAP-25 and thus ACh cannot be released and the muscle cannot react to the signal from the nerve.

sunny1

Botox can be used for enlarged prostate glands; for especially those who are high risk for surgery.

sohail23

no.it is easy but experience must.

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