The popular anti-wrinkle drug Botox and its competitor have been linked to dangerous symptoms of botulism in some users, cases so severe that some children have died, the government warned on Friday. According to Public Citizen, sixteen cases reported to the FDA were fatal, including four involving children under 18.Botulism is a rare but serious paralytic illness caused by a nerve toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Symptoms of botulism can include difficulty breathing, muscle weakness, double vision, and paralysis. In extreme cases, it can be fatal.
Until now, there have not been any studies conducted on the lethal dose of Botox related to cosmetic procedures. However, it is important to note that Botox injections are not without risk. The FDA has warned that Botox and its competitor can cause serious side effects such as difficulty swallowing, speaking, or breathing. It is important to consult with a qualified healthcare professional before undergoing any type of cosmetic procedure involving Botox injections.
It is also important to be aware of the potential risks associated with the procedure and to be aware of any signs or symptoms that may indicate a serious reaction. If you are considering undergoing a cosmetic procedure involving Botox injections, it is important to discuss the potential risks with your healthcare provider and to make sure that you are receiving the treatment from a qualified professional.