Hives From Dysport

I had an injection of dysport on Dec. 1. I have had hives. I have taken benedryl and zyrtec. When I try to stop, the hives come back. Has anyone had this happen to them? How long did the hives last. Also, I have arthymia and my heart beats quicker. When I take the benedryl and zyrtec, my blood pressure goes up. I am 69 years old. I have had botox and have had no reaction.

Doctor Answers 4

Dysport/Botox - Hives From Dysport

Though it's tempting to assume that if two things happen around the same time they are related, that may not be the case here.

I have not heard of hives as a result of Dysport injections although, to be sure, anything is possible.  I would think, though, that the reaction would be limited to a shorter period of time, and that makes me think that something else is going on.  The arrhythmia and palpitations suggest further that it's not the Dysport.

I would recommend that you see you internist and discuss these symptoms; a more general work up may be indicated.

I hope that this helps, and good luck,

Dr. E

New York Plastic Surgeon
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Hives and dysport

I have yet to see hives from Dysport or Botox. but I guess it is possible. I would take anti-histamines to reduce the hives. If this keeps recurring, I would have your dermatologist perform a full workup. Dr. Behnam

Ben Behnam, MD
Santa Monica Dermatologic Surgeon
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I have not seen a reaction of hives from Dysport

I have not seen a reaction of hives from Dysport. Certainly an allergy is possible, but it would be more of a localized allergic response so it is probably not related.

Joseph A. Eviatar, MD, FACS
New York Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Neurotoxin and hives

HIves or urticaria are caused by increased histamine release from a trigger. A work up by either a dermatologist or allergist for your trigger (which may not be the neurotoxin) may be helpful to treat this and prevent further episodes.

Purvisha Patel, MD
Germantown Dermatologist
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