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Botox is a drug made from a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It's the same toxin that causes a life-threatening type of food poisoning called botulism. Doctors use it in small doses to treat health problems, including, temporary removal of facial wrinkles, severe underarm sweating, cervical dystonia - a neurological disorder that causes severe neck and shoulder muscle contractions, blepharospasm - uncontrollable blinking, strabismus - misaligned eyes. Botox injections work by weakening or paralyzing certain muscles or by blocking certain nerves. The effects last about three to four months. Side effects can include pain at the injection site, flu-like symptoms, headache and upset stomach. Injections in the face may also cause temporary drooping eyelids. You should not use Botox if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
Botox could be assuming a new role as a pain reliever

Botox could be assuming a new role as a pain reliever

Scientists develop rapid-fire tests for botulinum toxin

Scientists develop rapid-fire tests for botulinum toxin

Botox injections may ease the irritation of tinnitus

Botox injections may ease the irritation of tinnitus

Botox injections to treat children with cerebral palsy

Botox injections to treat children with cerebral palsy

Botox may help improve movement in children suffering from cerebral palsy

Botox may help improve movement in children suffering from cerebral palsy

Stem cell research may one day help cerebral palsy

Stem cell research may one day help cerebral palsy

Botox for the treatment of severe underarm sweating

Botox for the treatment of severe underarm sweating

Botox approved as treatment for severe underarm sweating

Botox approved as treatment for severe underarm sweating

Botox shows promise as an alternative treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia

Botox shows promise as an alternative treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia

Botox helps children with cerebral palsy

Botox helps children with cerebral palsy

New use of Botox helps voice disorders

New use of Botox helps voice disorders