Allergic to the Albumin in Botox, Now Having Extreme Edema Throughout Body, When Will it Subside?

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.

Doctor Answers 2

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.

Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
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Botox contains no egg albumin.

Botox contains a very small amount of Human albumin. Without careful testing you will not know what if anything in the Botox you might be reacting to. I suggest that you get immediately assessed by your personal internist and if appropriate they can refer you to an allergist for testing.

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
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