Botox Helps Treat Asthma, Study Finds

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Sigh of relief? A new study finds that Botox can help treat asthma.

Asthmatics looking for a break from their inhalers might have a beauty fix to thank for breathing easier: Botox.

According to the Telegraph, the drug is being tried in Australian medical studies as a treatment not only for those pesky fine lines and wrinkles, but for asthma—by being injected directly into the voice box.

Just as Botox “freezes” muscles in the face, thereby eliminating wrinkles, the botulinum toxin can reportedly allow the muscles in the throat to relax. "We don't think this will cure these asthmatics, but it will help them to live better with asthma," Professor Phil Bardin, the director of respiratory medicine at the Monash Medical Center in Melbourne, said.

According to researchers, Botox might also be useful in treating migraines, incontinence, and weight gain caused by diabetes, the British paper reports.

In related news, check out some of the possible negative side effects of Botoxlike its reported impact on feeling emotions.