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Mommy Alert! Botox

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning about Botox which is said to have caused the deaths of children who were being medically treated with the drug.

Botox injections are used by many moms to smooth out wrinkle ridden areas of their faces, but its side effects can be lethal.

A CNN story reported:

In rare cases, the toxin can spread beyond the injection site to other parts of the body, paralyzing or weakening the muscles used for breathing and swallowing, a potentially fatal side effect, the FDA said.

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The administration classified the number of cases they are looking into as a "relative handful." The article said:

The FDA said the deaths it is investigating so far all involve children, mostly cerebral palsy patients being treated for spasticity in their legs. The FDA has never formally approved that use for the drugs, but some other countries have.

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