Professor Philip Bardin from the Monash Medical Center, linked to Melbourne's Monash University, revealed that Botox
has showed promise in providing relief in hay fever symptoms. The Telegraph
reported Bardin said: "This is very new way to use an old medication."
Bardin went on to explain "Part of why this is possible is that the Botox molecule has been re-engineered to be able to penetrate through the skin but also through the lining of the nose. That's really the crucial development that has taken place. So consequently it is going to be possible in the future to extend its use from being mostly a cosmetic product... to become possibly even more useful."
According to the Australian
70 people have been recruited for a study to trial Botox as hay fever relief.
Earlier this week Fox News
reported a new study by Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health revealed that Botox could be used as a successful treatment for some women suffering from urinary incontinence.