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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.
Scientists make breakthrough in understanding senses of touch and movement

Scientists make breakthrough in understanding senses of touch and movement

Modified surgical technique may be effective treatment option for chronic temporal headache

Modified surgical technique may be effective treatment option for chronic temporal headache

New Botox-like treatment can help runners, cyclists with knee pain

New Botox-like treatment can help runners, cyclists with knee pain

Mayo Clinic researchers uncover clues to apraxia of speech

Mayo Clinic researchers uncover clues to apraxia of speech

Simple technique can prolong life of HA dermal fillers

Simple technique can prolong life of HA dermal fillers

Researchers use high-precision instrument to inject toxins that reduce migraine attacks

Researchers use high-precision instrument to inject toxins that reduce migraine attacks

FDA accepts Allergan's resubmission of BOTOX sBLA for treatment of adults with upper limb spasticity

FDA accepts Allergan's resubmission of BOTOX sBLA for treatment of adults with upper limb spasticity

Allergan agrees to acquire KYTHERA Biopharmaceuticals for $2.1 billion

Allergan agrees to acquire KYTHERA Biopharmaceuticals for $2.1 billion

3-D imaging technique may be useful for measuring efficacy of injectable wrinkle reducers

3-D imaging technique may be useful for measuring efficacy of injectable wrinkle reducers

Botulinum toxin A effective for treating bladder disorders

Botulinum toxin A effective for treating bladder disorders

Study finds botulinum toxin injections in epicardial fat pads reduce AF risk immediately following surgery and after one year of follow-up

Study finds botulinum toxin injections in epicardial fat pads reduce AF risk immediately following surgery and after one year of follow-up

Montefiore and Einstein researchers to present new findings on neurological disorders at AAN 2015

Montefiore and Einstein researchers to present new findings on neurological disorders at AAN 2015

Toxic Botox travels through our nerves to reach central nervous system

Toxic Botox travels through our nerves to reach central nervous system

Intronix Technologies, Western University collaborate to develop rehabilitation devices

Intronix Technologies, Western University collaborate to develop rehabilitation devices

Dermatology expert to deliver presentation at 2015 ODAC

Dermatology expert to deliver presentation at 2015 ODAC

Cedars-Sinai experts to present free conference on dystonia for patients, families and caregivers

Cedars-Sinai experts to present free conference on dystonia for patients, families and caregivers

Anti-addiction activists press for FDA chief to step down

Anti-addiction activists press for FDA chief to step down

Blocking nerve signals could be effective treatment for stomach cancer

Blocking nerve signals could be effective treatment for stomach cancer

Study confirms benefit of surgical treatment for migraines

Study confirms benefit of surgical treatment for migraines

Plastic surgeons consider themselves the most capable injectors, shows study

Plastic surgeons consider themselves the most capable injectors, shows study