Botox Allergies 5 Weeks Later?
- Asked by Odessito4ka in Los angeles
- 6 months ago
Hello, I had Botox injected in my forehead and between eyes about 5 weeks ago. Now I developed rush on my forehead, all over body and my eyes are extremely swollen. Can this be allergic reaction to Botox?
Botox Allergies 5 Weeks Later?
Allergies to Botox are extremely rare. You might consider going to an allergist to be tested for an allergy.
Web reference: http://www.drfpalmer.com/botox-injections.html
Facial rash and Botox
Allergies to Botox are rare and are usually associated with the other inactive ingredients in the solution. Allergic reactions will almost always occur between a few minutes later to no more than a few days later. A rash showing up 5 weeks later is almost certainly not related.
Web reference: http://utahoc.com/botox-dysport-and-xeomin/
Botox and allergic reactions
This doesn't sound like an "allergic reaction" - I would suggest you visit your primary care provider for an assessment. Botox reactions would typically be much sooner after treatment and are rare.
Botox allergies 5 weeks later?
The reaction you are experiencing is not likely a result of your Botox treatment. Although extremely rare, an allergic reaction to Botox would occur right after your treatment, not after 5 weeks. I would recommend following up with a board certified dermatologist, as they will be able to examine in person and help provide you with advice. I hope this helps, and I wish you the best of luck.
I have a rash 5 weeks after I got Botox
This is unrelated. While skin reactions are rare anyway, at 5 weeks out the timing doesn't work. The rash isn't from Botox.
Botox and a rash
It is unlikely that your rash is caused by Botox. Please consult a dermatologist for assessment.
What you are describing is NOT from Botox. Any symptoms that you are experiencing 5 weeks after injections are not an allergic reaction. If you would have an allergy, which is extremely rare, you would have seen symptoms around the time of the injections. The most common reactions after Botox are swelling (resolves after 30 minutes) and minor bruising (occurs in less than 1% of people).
Web reference: http://www.shaferPlasticSurgery.com
Overwhelmingly Not the Culprit
Remember it's allergy season throughout the country...Certainly appears that an allergy is the best explanation...lots of possible reasons...pollens, cats, dogs, a new topical salve or treatment...massage oils,etc are good bets...or if you took a sulfa drug or a penicillin relative...that's another good choice...if it began on your face and spread then a recent cosmetic exposure, a new shampoo or conditioner or even a new nail treatment maybe the evildoer...rarely it's the start of an internal condition...but irrespective of the cause...see a doctor and get a salve, some appropriate pills and possibly a shot...and look forward to your next Botox treatment in another couple of months without trepidation...
Allergy on face
Dear patient, Botox gets absorbed by the nerve ending and muscle within a few days. It would be very unlikely that a rash 5 weeks later would be related to the Botox. I suggest that you find a local dermatologist for an evaluation. Yours.
Possible Botox allergy
It would be unusual to develop an allergy 5 weeks after exposure to the offending substance, so I do not think that the rash you have on your face and body are a result of your Botox treatment. I would consult with a dermatologist to try and determine the cause of your rash.
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