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Does Botox Cause Cold Sores? (Real Research)

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Answer: Botox causing an outbreak of herpes – highly unlikely. It would be highly unlikely for Botox performed in the upper face to cause an outbreak of cold sore/herpes virus outbreak.

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Related Questions

1What Are The Side Effects Of Botox?

Possible side effects and complications include:
Pain, swelling or bruising at the injection site.
Headache or flu-like symptoms.
Droopy eyelid or cockeyed eyebrows.
Crooked smile or drooling.
Eye dryness or excessive tearing.

2Can You Get Botox With Hsv?

Answer: Botox and herpes

Botox injections are not contraindicated if you have a history of herpes. You should not have facial injections if there are active lesions on your face. Oral antiviral medication is available if you have frequent outbreaks.

3Does Botox In Lips Prevent Cold Sores?

Botox should never be injected into the lips. However, fillers can be injected into the lips. However, they will not help against a herpes outbreak, they can actually trigger an outbreak.

4Can Botox Cause Blisters?

Allergic reactions can happen from the medication, the skin prep, and even from latex gloves worn by the injector. Some skin disinfectants and ointments can even cause a blistered rash like poison ivy, but onset is more typically about 48 hours after application, not 2 weeks later.

5Can You Get Botox While Taking Valacyclovir?

You may or may not be a candidate for treatment with cosmetic dermal fillers. If you are prone to cold sores (oral herpes simplex), take your prescribed medication (Famvir, Famciclovir, Valtrex, Valacyclovir, Acyclovir) as prescribed in the 24 hours prior to your treatment.

6Can Botox Cause A Shingles Outbreak?

Answer: Botox and Shingles

Botox can not cause the shingles virus.

7Can You Get Botox If You Have An Infection?

Infection at an injection site.

If you have an infection in an area where you’re planning to have a Botox injection, you shouldn’t get the planned injection. Talk with your doctor about any infections you have before getting Botox.