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Health Tip: Botox Isn't Just for Wrinkles

-- Botox is made by a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.

It's been used as a way to treat eye and nerve disorders for more than 20 years, the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology says.

While people typically think of Botox as a remedy for facial wrinkles, the AOCD says it's FDA-approved to also treat:

  • Crossed eyes (strabismus).
  • Twitching of the eyelides (blepharospasm).
  • The neurological movement disorder cervical dystonia.
  • Excessive sweating of the underarms, hands or feet (primary focal hyperhidrosis).

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Posted: October 2018

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