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FDA Warning Against Botox

FDA Warning: Think Before You Botox

A while back, remember how Botox injections were approved to help with excessive sweating? Well you may want to put a hold on using Botox for anything, because the FDA has issued a warning against Botox, since 16 deaths have been reportedly caused by it.

In case you didn't know it, Botox is made from the botulinum toxin, and it's often injected into the face to relax muscles and make wrinkles disappear. In rare instances the toxin can spread to other parts of the body, causing the muscles used for breathing and swallowing to weaken and become paralyzed, potentially proving fatal.

If you're thinking about getting Botox injections for cosmetic reasons, talk to your doctor about the FDA warnings. If I were you, I'd learn to embrace my old age since it's undeniably better than dying trying to stop it.

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angelfromlsu angelfromlsu 9 years
I want botox but not for cosmetic reasons. My forehead feels so tight all day long. Any stress makes this muscle very tense. I try massages and yoga but i stress out during those also. I think a small botox shot is worth trying.
Spectra Spectra 9 years
Yeah, C. botulinum toxin isn't exactly something I'd voluntarily put in my body. If you ingest it accidentally (like eating a bad can of soup or something), the toxin makes you suffocate by paralyzing your diaphragm and your throat. It makes perfect sense that a doctor injecting it in the wrong way could easily do the same thing. I think I'll just moisturize, use sunscreen, and embrace my wrinkles! PS-If you get Botox by your eyes, you become literally unable to squint and you have to wear sunglasses all the time. How much would that suck??
amers230 amers230 9 years
botox just fah-reaks me out
Pistil Pistil 9 years
Haven't women always poisoned themselves to look beautiful?
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
TidalWave TidalWave 9 years
no bacteria injections pls
emalove emalove 9 years
Yeah, I'm all set with Botox...
Merlin713 Merlin713 9 years
I sure hope the Real Housewives of Orange County have read about these things.
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