Review: could Botox cause Infection?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 10, 2014)
Severity ratings: 4.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 12,754 people who take Botox. Among them, 21 have Infection. See who they are, when they have Infection and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Botox (latest outcomes from 12,952 users) has active ingredients of botulinum toxin type a. It is often used in aging changes in skin, wrinkles. Commonly reported side effects of Botox include eyelid ptosis, weakness, therapeutic response decreased, headache, dysphagia aggravated.
Infection (latest reports from 246,255 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, multiple myeloma, high blood pressure.
On Mar, 10, 2014: 12,754 people reported to have side effects when taking Botox. Among them, 21 people (0.16%) have Infection. They amount to 0.01% of all the 245,427 people who have Infection.
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How people recovered from Infection ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Skin wrinkling (8 people, 38.10%)
- Muscle spasms (2 people, 9.52%)
- Multiple sclerosis (1 people, 4.76%)
- Inflammation (1 people, 4.76%)
- Migraine (1 people, 4.76%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Oxycontin (8 people, 38.10%)
- Neurontin (8 people, 38.10%)
- Cymbalta (8 people, 38.10%)
- Tramadol hcl (7 people, 33.33%)
- Naproxen (7 people, 33.33%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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The last three times I had Botox injections, (forehead, crows feet) I got a sinus infection within a week of the injections. Two different doctors, same results. This last one was the worst. Terrible forehead pain, green pus out my nose, slight chills and fever. The other times I wasn't sure, but now I am. None of the doctors have heard of this problem. I had to see my GP and he put me on antibiotics and it finally cleared. I wonder if there is something I can do prior to the injections to prevent the sinus problems? If I could afford it, I'd get an eye lift. No more Botox!
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