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Can Botox Treat Asthma?


My Health News Daily (July 1, 2011)

MSNBC.com (syndicated to multiple national outlets via MyHealthNewsDaily)
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The wrinkle-smoother Botox might  help alleviate certain symptoms of asthma, researchers say. The drug will be tested on asthmatic patients who also suffer problems with their voice box, which can go into spasm. The idea is that the Botox will relax the muscle that controls the voice box, possibly making it easier for these patients to breathe. Botox has been used in some cases to treat people who suffer from vocal cord dysfunction, a condition characterized by abnormal movement of the voice box muscle. Dr. John Mastronarde is quoted. 

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