I woke up one morning with dullness and tinnitus on my right ear that did not go away - this was 2 weeks after a Botox injection (20 units for crows feet). I had a CT scan, met with an ear specialist and a sinus specialist, saw an allergist but no one found any issues. After months of searching for answers, I made the correlation to my Botox injection. If this is caused by the Botox, will it go away or is something damaged? Also, will Botox go away faster if you move the muscles a lot? Thanks!
I Think Botox Has Caused my Hearing Loss and Tinnitus - is This Common Side Effects?
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Hearing loss and tinnitus after Botox
Sorry for what you're going through but these are unrelated. There is no way that injections into your crow's feet would travel all the way into your ear canals or sinuses. It just cannot happen. It could be a coincidence for timing, but the two are most definitely not related.
Hearing Loss after Botox
It would be important to establish a temporal relationship between Botox and the hearing loss. Did the hearing loss occur abruptly at 3 to 7 days following Botox? I guess anything is possible, but a causal relationship has not been established.
Hearing loss and tinnitus following Botox treatment?
Hello, and sorry to hear about the problem you are experiencing. The issue with your ear is coincidental, and not related to your Botox injections. And moving the muscle will not make the Botox disappear any faster, It will last around 3 months on average. I hope this helps, and best of luck to you.
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Botox is unrelated to tinnitus
I agree, Botox is unlikely to have caused your hearing loss.
It is very unlikely that the Botox has anything to do with your hearing loss. There are many causes of hearing loss. I don't believe Botox has ever been documented to cause hearing loss after tens of millions of doses world wide.
Hearing Loss After Botox?
Hi Snowflake. As the other panelists have noted, Botox is not related to your hearing loss. There are some common side effects but we have never seen or read about any related to hearing loss.
Web reference: http://www.celibre.com/botoxTreatment.aspx
Botox and hearing issues
The two aren't directly related, Botox around the eyes, and hearing loss and/or tinnitus. I would do a little research (if it's available to you) into your family to see if this is something other members might experience too.
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