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article imageBotox to be trialed as hay fever cure

By Katerina Nikolas     Oct 9, 2012 in Health
Botox could offer more than just wrinkle relief, if new trials pan out using Botox gel as a relief for hay fever. A new study will determine if Botox could relieve hay fever symptoms for up to three months.
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.
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