I should clarify that the large hives I am getting form Botox are at the injection sites only and last about a week. Would that make it more of a injection issue rather than a true allergic reaction? This person has injected me for about 1 1/2 yrs out of the 10 yrs that I have used Botox on my forehead. The doctor said that he is getting that from patients that have been using Botox for awhile.
Why Am I Getting Hives from Botox Injection Sites?
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Hives from Botox injections
Get one more treatment - have the doctor inject 2 units in your forearm and take 2-5 units in a syringe to an allergist and have the allergist test you to see if you are indeed allergic to the Botox or syringe or glove that the injector is using.
Red bumps from Botox injections
this doesn't sound like hives. If they are itchy, then you should get checked by an allergist with the solution the doctor has injected before you get treament with either Botox or Dysport.
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Hi TW. We have seen this reaction in one other patient in the past. This particular patient was getting Botox often (many times at less than three month intervals) and developed the same type of reaction to the product you are speaking about.
While we are not sure how this allergy/resistance came about, she is no longer able to use Botox (or Dysport). You would be wise to stop having it injected given your reaction to it.
Hives secondary to Botox are very rare.
I would check three possible sources: 1) Do you have an allergy to albumin? Have you ever had a short lived problem to a shot or vaccination? This would be very rare since human albumin is used and not chicken albumin 2) Check the source of Botox. Ask your dermatologist/plastic surgeon to show you the vial. There should be a hologram on the label if it comes from Allergan. There are thousands of bogus vials coming from China ( mostly on the West Coast) and Europe. 3) You might be allergic to the Benzyl alcohol. This is an ingredient in the preserved saline which sometimes causes an allergy.
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