Some Brave, Bizarre uses of Botox.
In class we briefly mentioned Botulinum toxin type A (Botox), a drug produced from the same toxin that causes a life-threatening type of food poisoning called botulism. Botox is most commonly known for its temporary smoothing of facial wrinkles. However, there are several other uses for the muscle paralyzing drug. I found research papers discussing the use of Botox treating hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and even migraines. For the website listing additional uses for Botox, click here. The research papers are cited below.