I found out a few months ago that I have a strong sensitivity to albumin and didn't realize it was used in botox. I received the injection and now I am experiencing extreme edema throughout my whole body. When might this subside? When I have consumed eggs, it goes away in a couple of days but not sure about with the botox.
Allergic to the Albumin in Botox, Now Having Extreme Edema Throughout Body, When Will it Subside?
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Botox and albumin protein allergy
the prevalence of botox allergic reaction is now known. As there have not been reports of bonafide allergy to botox you may wish to see an allergist for testing to both albumin and botox. Keep in mind that testing for food allergens is difficult and may not relate to injectable protein of similar nature.
Botox contains no egg albumin.
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