BOTOX – Against Herpes
Botulinum toxin is produced by Clostridium botulinum, a gram-positive anaerobic bacterium.
The products and their approved indications include the following:
OnabotulinumtoxinA (Botox, Botox Cosmetic)
Botox – Cervical dystonia, severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis, strabismus, blepharospasm
Botox Cosmetic – Moderate-to-severe glabellar lines
AbobotulinumtoxinA (Dysport) – Cervical dystonia, moderate-to-severe glabellar lines
IncobotulinumtoxinA (Xeomin) – Cervical dystonia, blepharospasm
Rimabotulinumtoxin B (Myobloc) – Cervical dystonia
Botox cosmetic filler is designed to combat wrinkles. But now it is successfully used against fever in the mouth, which is caused by HERPES simplex virus. When this virus only enters the body, it causes no symptoms, but remains a “nap” in the nerve fibers of the face.
Some people have the herpes VIRUS occasionally reactivating and causes that same fever on the lips. Usually it appears around the same place. Researchers from the Facial Plastic Surgery Center from Chicago uses Botox injections as a means of solving this problem. While passes only stage clinical trials.
Men and women suffering from the regular occurrence of HERPES on the lips, will conduct Botox injections every three months during the year. This drug paralyzes muscles. Researchers believe that Botox will prevent the reactivation of herpes by blocking the nerves in those places where the herpes virus is “hiding”
Doctors, of course, take care that the Botox do not accidentally hit in the major muscles of the lips, as this may affect their movement. Recently, scientists are finding more ways to use Botox, in addition to its main purpose. Some found up a theory that Botox injections treats depression. It turns out that it smooths out facial lines by partially freezing muscles and also have uplifting side effects that make patients smile. Clinical trials have demonstrated the validity of such assumptions.