Wednesday, September 14, 2005


Botox being used for children with excessive drooling

`A doctor at the McGill University Health Centre has become the first person to treat an infant with Botox because of excessive drooling. Dr. Sam Daniel decided to experiment with the drug when the baby started to drown in his saliva. [..]

Dr. Daniel said the infant suffers from a rare disorder called Charge Syndrome. The child’s parents were distraught because he was drowning in his own saliva and was being kept alive on a ventilator. [..]

“There’s a lot of people that won’t go near him because they’re afraid of the drool. They figure if he’s drooling I’m going to catch something,” Gardner said. After having had two Botox injections, Kevin “went from four bibs a day to one bib a day.”‘

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