November 29th, 2011Site News
How Compensatory Sweating works:
The current train of thought is that our own inbuilt thermometer is faulty. This is called the Hypothalamus and it’s tucked away in the brain. This is what causes us to overheat. When the body’s temperature rises by 4 degrees C, we become disorientated and confused. By the time we reach 7 degrees C, we’d be dead. Because the body is such an amazing feat of natural engineering, we have an inbuilt sprinkler system to prevent us from overheating and to keep us alive. This is where the sweating comes from. When you block off any area of sweating, that’s all you’re doing. You’re not cooling yourself down. As you’re still hot, you’ll still be sweating until you cool down, it’s just that the sweat will appear in other areas and it’ll take longer to cool down as your sweating is limited. Blocking sweat is not the best way of dealing with it, although we all need to block in the odd area or two – ie underarms etc. It’s always a far better idea to soak up and disguise sweat than to block it.
CS as a result of ETS and Generalised Hyperhidrosis:
The main places ETS people suffer is down their back, torso, groin and legs. I would suggest products like laulas undershirts and polo shirts, www.sweat-help.com and Wrapps www.coolwrapps.com. Both of these products will deal with soaking up sweat by clever use of fabrics. I use both products and they certainly make life easier for me. Wrapps are also increasingly used by sportsmen and women, musicians etc as well as HH sufferers.
Please feel free to visit the site and dive into the forum conversations – or even just keep an eye out for competitions (we get to give away lots of free products) and hints and tips on disguising and dealing with your sweating.Tags: absorbent, clothes, clothing, disease, dripping, embarrassing, ets, excessive sweat, excessive sweating, forum, groin, hyperhidrosis, medical, surgery, sweat, sweating, sweaty, treatment, very sweaty betty, vsb, wrapps
November 21st, 2011Site News
I thought I would approach this subject as most of us seem to be complaining about what to wear, what if I sweat. We all have the, “What If’s?”
I know I am, and as time is getting closer to Thanksgiving, Christmas office parties, dinners, dances, Ball’s, schools plays, shopping we all tend to suffer from pre-festivity panic.
We tend to panic and make ourselves worse than what we began. If we just looked at this simply we could erase a lot of our, “What If’s”
If you are like me and my life has been so busy this year has flown and were here again! I am currently getting ready to move and I have a big ball approaching. I have tried to get out of it but looks like I am going to have to attend. I have been listening to the other wife’s and their excitement on dresses and hair do’s and such and I wish or I pray I could also get as excited as them and wear the lovely clothing. But in reality I can’t!
I have thought about going back on my oral medication for a few weeks but I am still battling a sinus infection and will probably not help matters right now.
Can you join me in making a list on what we should do and what we should not do? Here are some of my sugestions.
If daytime office lunch, dress in layers and battle your way like a rugby player, American Football player, to get that seat next to the window, and as the lunch begins and you feel your sweating arrive, take off your layers, ask to open up the window and if your a woman blame it on a hot flash…yes we do have an advantage on that one, sorry Gentlemen.
If an office party, again dress in layers and make believe your an onion and peal them off, also if windows available use them or take in a power hand fan or use a folder to cool you down lol..I’m beginning to smile here now as have been there done all the above and will carry on.
Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas dinner..one of the worst as so much preping and cooking can make for a hot hell hole before it even begins, If you can make sure someone else cooks or go out..laughing hard now!
OK, if you are cooking then do what I always do, buy a already cooked turkey and prepare most of your sides and deserts the day and evening before, takes off so much stress and you can sweat all over everything and they will never know, with 5 fans blowing on you from every angle, kidding about the dripping in food sweat…tee-hee!
Dressing for the occasion can be the hardest of them all and the daunting task we all fear….What am I going to wear that wont show my sweating, wishing you could just crawl into a dark hole and remain there. I would advise a very light material or dinner jacket, nothing that is going to cling to the body or create more heat.
I swear by dark clothing, hides a multitude of sins, including sweating..ha! I love black and silver as they look so good together, a bit of bling and you can’t go wrong. What I have found helps also is wear some glimmer lotion as if the sweat does arrive you can’t really see it, or as my girls like to call it, Fairy dust
For our hand sweaters, I encourage a cold or half frozen water bottle always remain in your hands and you can use the frozen water melting as your excuse. Also have a face cloth hidden in a pocket or purse. For head sweaters also, go to the bathroom and mop down!
For the ones whom like to have a few drinks, like me, I always have two beers before as this will trigger my sweating and once my body has had the initial shock of alcohol it will not be bad as first arriving and having a drink!!! I tend to go bright red in the chest, neck and face…I wear a shawl and large jewelry to try to hide this.
So my dear friends, members, fellow sweaters, brother and sisters, I encourage you to add your little secrets on what you do to keep the sweat at bay.
Will you be on the naughty or nice list this year? Hee hee…you can use your imagination and help others achieve less sweat this SEASON.
September 22nd, 2011Site News
Among the important functions of our skin is to assist in getting rid of the excess heat from our body. This is accomplished by evaporative cooling (the sweat evaporates taking with it heat extracted from the body). When there is excess sweating or it is retained on the body, the sweat accumulates; this is called hyperhidrosis. Sweat ordinarily does not produce an odor. If the sweat stays on the skin too long, it can contribute to the growth of bacteria and the breakdown of skin chemicals. This bad smelling sweat is called bromhidrosis. The first condition can be a simple annoyance to you and the second can be an annoyance to those around you, especially in a oriental food restaurant.
RISKS OF SWEATY FEET:
Sweaty feet can also have a harmful effect on other aspects of your foot health too. The excess sweat can act as a chemical vehicle and solvent extracting chemicals from the linings of your shoes. These dissolved, shoe chemicals can cause skin rashes (contact or allergic dermatitis). The sweat can also lead the more rapid deterioration of your shoes.
Most importantly, the sweat also significantly changes the environment inside your shoes to not only dark and warm, but also damp — the perfect environment for certain yeast, mold, fungal and viral infections of the skin. Sweaty feet are thus more like to develop skin rashes, yeast infections, athletes foot, fungus toenails and warts (common or plantar). If you have any of these conditions, then controlling your hyperhidrosis is very important for treating these concurrent problems.
YOU CAN DO IT!:
Here is some helpful advice which you can follow if you have a problem stemming from or worsened by excess perspiration (sweating) of your feet.
HYGIENE is the first and simplest factor which must be addressed. If the feet, toes and toe webs are not well cleansed regularly and kept dry, sweat will accumulate, and foot odor and infections can result.
The feet, toes and toe webs MUST be “cleansed” well, NOT just rinsed off. Use a surgical-grade antibacterial soap such as Betadine® Skin Cleanser (VERY drying; not to be used if allergic to iodine!) or Hibiclens®, or their generic equivalents, available at your pharmacy. “Deodorant” soaps are NOT enough to control bacteria. Cleansing means gently cleaning with a washcloth and then lathering up the feet again with one of the antiseptic soaps and allowing that lather to sit on the feet for a minute before washing it off. Then it is important to thoroughly dry the feet and webs, if necessary with a “hair” drier.
FOOT ENVIRONMENT is the second, obvious area to focus on. We usually encase our feet in closed, tight, shoes which are often made of non-absorbent materials, such as patent leather, plastics, vinyl, and rubber. Frequently shoes are glued together instead of sewn. Do NOT were cotton socks in closed shoes (compared to sandals). Cotton socks in winter, outdoors, can make your feet cold and likely to get frostbite. Cotton socks in closed shoes guarantees hotter, wetter feet!
Whenever possible, wear shoes which closely match the shape and contours of your feet and toes. Limit the use of “stylish,” “designer” shoes. Wear shoes that fit properly; be measured for them before buying; and allow plenty of room in the toe box. If you cannot easily wiggle your toes in the shoe, it is too tight. Wear shoes with uppers made of leather, not impervious. Gortex is great for venting excess perspiration. NEVER wear the same shoes two days in a row; use shoe-trees between uses. Allow your shoes to DRY out a full day before wearing that pair again.
Powder your feet, toes and webs (NOT the shoes) with a good foot powder such as ZeaSorb® (which contains micro-fine cellulose) before donning your socks or stockings. In cool or cold weathers, a thin pair of polypropylene or acrylic socks worn under more absorbent socks of acrylic-wool blend will keep the feet drier. A medium-bulk acrylic sock would be a good substitute for the preceding combination. Cotton socks should be AVOIDED, especially in closed shoes! They are absorbent BUT they hold your own sweat against your skin – there to cause problems! Wear only clean socks – daily. If you have a significant sweat problem, change you socks or stocking half-way through the day, re-powdering your feet when you do.
At the end of the day, wear sandals, zorries or flip-flops around the house. Where appropriate go shoeless with or without a pair of fresh, clean socks. (Caution: may be slippery on tile and wooden floors and stairs!) AVOID foam-filled, terry cloth (usually cotton uppers) slippers.
STRESS makes you Sweat!
Perhaps the most difficult factor to control is the stress in your life. The more “tension” you are under, the more you are likely to have sweaty feet. Modifying your behavior and your psychological environment (at home and at work) to lessen excessive stress will help you control sweating. This is an ongoing task which you must confront, hopefully with the cooperation of the people you have to deal with. Professional guidance may help.
What more can be done?
Several other tools and techniques can help to lessen the problem of sweaty (and smelly) feet.
Soaking your feet in (yes!) regular tea (which contains the astringent tannic acid) daily can be helpful (though it may “stain” your feet). Wiping you feet, toes and webs with rubbing alcohol a couple times daily (or at least before going to bed) may be helpful too; allow it to dry thoroughly. In addition to a towel, consider drying your feet carefully with a hair drier (with heat off in summer and, if safe, on in winter).
For a severe sweating problem and cracking between the toes, place a wick of gauze in each of the web spaces, extending onto the top and bottom of the feet. These can be cut from a cotton gauze pad or from a roll of soft-woven gauze.
Rx: If simpler methods are insufficient, using prescription strength antiperspirants (NOT deordorants!) may be needed. DrySol® or Xerac-AC® is applied nightly to DRY/dried feet(above) and washed off in the morning several times each week. These strong preparations work so well that professional guidance is advised. If your own efforts don’t seem to be working, then call us and come in to see me! We will do our best to help you achieve a better level of foot health. We look forward to serving you, your family and friends for this and other foot and ankle concerns.
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August 4th, 2011Site News
We have featured Wrapps many times in the past and now we have very kindly been given TEN free Wrapps to give away to ten lucky entrants! This is a fantastic opportunity to try out a Wrapp for your sweating. Wrapps are carefully designed and handmade by Denise Bartell, who has suffered with Hyperhidrosis for many years. FORUM LINK
This is what www.coolwrapps.com has to say about Hyperhidrosis…
Do you suffer with excessive sweating, down there? You are not alone. Millions of men and women suffer from this, year in, year out. Anybody who has suffered from heavy sweating will know that there are all sorts of other problems that constant moisture causes, chafing, itching, soreness, irritation, rashes, infection etc.
The Wrapp is unisex, it fits both women’s and men’s briefs comfortably, no more chafing elastic to cut into your delicate, sore skin.
The Wrapp has been tested by both men and women. Once they’re in place, you forget they’re there, leaving you fresh and confident. It doesn’t matter how much you sweat or what triggers it, the Wrapp can be worn by anyone with any level of sweating.
Testimonials and feedback received from Wrapps users: LINK
“You are a genius! These work like a charm for me. I so glad I found Very Sweaty Betty and your link to the Wrapps. I will share my excitement with my PCP and others I know suffering like me. I may just order more!!!!!!
Thanks Denise you made my day!”
When we contacted Rachel to ask if we could use her feedback in our website, she replied:
“ABSOLUTELY!!!!! Go for it!! I want the world to know you have helped me. Let me know when the Bra pad has been developed. I want to be one of he first customers!!!!!”
Thank you Rachel! Your feedback has made us happier than you can imagine, it’s worth all the hard work Wrapps have taken to develop to hear something so lovely!
“Thank you very much for the wrapps. I’ve wanted them for a long time now since I saw them on VSB and I’m very happy with them.”
“I thought my wife was having me on with this at first but wow! I play a couple of different sports and can’t do with out these now. Impressive, you can come and work for me anytime!”
Wells Branch, Texas
“Thank you so much Denise, your wrapps work perfectly. They have given me my confidence back, I can’t praise you or them highly enough and have just ordered a second pack.”
Knightsbridge, London, UK
“Simple and effective.”
Thousand Oaks, California
“I was recommended Wrapps by a close friend and colleague – I wish I’d known about them before now but better late than never! I am excited about Summer for probably the first time since I was a teenager, I have a lump in my throat (a happy one!). Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
Mrs G L***d
“I ordered a sample pack and the day after I received them, I reordered a large pack. I can wear pants in all colors instead of just black, and skirts and dresses for the first time. I can’t wait for my wedding now!”
This was posted on Very Sweaty Betty by forum member, FoxyBlue: LINK
“I got my Wrapps last week, and have used them most days since – it’s been as hot as 36 here this week – and I am VERY impressed!
Was at a friend’s wedding all day and evening last weekend and was dry all day. I’ve been amazed, it’s not only me that stays dry but the Wrapp itself; in terms of moisture you’d never know you had another layer on, and it also keeps things completely odour-free.
Denise, you are a genius Certainly money well spent and one less thing for me to worry about every summer, which is a huge relief. Thanks so much ladies for introducing me to this marvellous product.”
HOW TO ENTER:
This free-to-enter giveaway competition couldn’t be simpler to enter.
1. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.orgTags: absorbent, coolwrapps.com, down below, embarrassing, excessive sweating, free, free giveaway, groin, hyperhidrosis, private area, products, sweating, taboo, truncal, trunk, wrapps
2. You MUST include ‘wrapps giveaway’ in the subject line
3. You MUST include your verysweatybetty forum member name in the body of the email
4. You can enter as many times as you like – although that doesn’t mean you can win more than once!
5. The winners will be chosen entirely at random and notified once the competition has closed on 25th August 2011
July 8th, 2011Site News
How many of you have tried Denise Bartell’s Wrapps? Since we posted this blog 11 months ago, Wrapps has gone from strength to strength. They’re now being sold all over the world and have given hundreds (if not thousands) of people enormous relief from groin sweat. Denise is always looking at ways to improve the Wrapps but unlike corporations, the quality of the fabric or fastenings will never be compromised. Each Wrapp is handcrafted by Denise who worked for many years as a professional seamstress. If you suffer from sweating in your ‘area’ and you’re either a) male or b) female, then Wrapps are perfect for you.
For me, Wrapps means I can wear a skirt or dress for the first time since I can remember. It also means that I can wear any colour of trousers – I’m not restricted to black linen cropped trousers.
Denise’s testimonials page is great reading, you can tell just how much these have changed people’s lives LINK (opens in new window).
This is our original blog, it explains how Wrapps came about.
Hello, my name is Denise and I designed the Wrapp.
The Wrapp literally wraps around the crotch of one’s briefs. The name just seemed to fit perfectly, like the Wrapp itself. The idea of the Wrapp came out of years of sheer desperation and utter frustration. The extra P stands for Perspiration.
Having taught myself to sew at 7, I have always kept decent size scraps from previous projects, tucked away…so I found my stash of muslin scraps, and got to sewing. I had some towels that were old, but not quite ready to be “dog towels” yet. So, I started drawing, freehand right on the fabric, using a commercial pad as a guide using a soft lead art pencil. My first attempt fitted great, however much to my disappointment, the Velcro closure added heat, and frankly did not work too well. Unless scratching ones inner thigh with the teeth of the Velcro was the goal…and it was not. So I took the seam ripper to all the Velcro, and tried a sew-on snap.
The snap looks great on paper, but the snap just could not take the tension. The snaps just popped open with the slightest movement. So, back to the drawing board…a simple hook and eye, they are still used on bras today. These work great admittedly, occasionally I have to either apply pressure to the hook to bend it in or get out the fine adjusting tool (known in some circles as a hammer,) and give the hook portion a tap to take it down a bit. So, that is what I went with…the hook and eye. Although very tedious to sew on, this works the best and does not add any heat, and doesn’t pop open. Initially there was no top stitching on the Wrapp, but was added later as the insert had a tendency to shift, hence I stitched it down to keep it from shifting…
I later switched from terry cloth to waffle muslin, for the (inside) liner – thus named because it looks like a waffle, when looking down on it. I also experimented with muslin fabrics as I had some difficulty with quality that I had never encountered with muslin before, some muslin had a tendency to pill and stretch. It was very disappointing to spend so much time on the construction of a garment to have it the fabric pill and stretch. So I finally went with a finer weave, more expensive, unbleached muslin that has a luxurious 200 thread count, and is always consistent.
I was just trying to solve an extremely difficult problem, for myself, to enable me to find a job. Never knowing, much less believing anyone else ever suffered from soggy elastic cutting into ones inner thighs to the point of wanting to literally rip my hair out of my head as I staggered around screaming. This excessive sweating started when I turned 14 and I suffered with it for well over 4 decades. It was only in the last few years that I even learned there was a name for this condition, moreover, I learned that it was not “just me.” For years I tried just about everything, baby powder, deodorants, antiperspirants, bladder control pads, yet nothing seemed to help. The talc turned to a gray sludge and only served to further aggravate skin eruptions. Deodorants and antiperspirants caused blisters, different soaps caused a variety of problems. The smaller sanitary pads did not work, they shredded into thousands of soggy pieces. The bladder control pads were bulky, hot, expensive and not always easy to dispose of. But as there was nothing else available, that is what I went with. But, with virtually no money, what to do, what to do…
What one frequently does is look within to solve a problem. So, I sat down and sewed until I made my Wrapps perfect. I wore my Wrapps for a few months, before I even found the Very Sweaty Betty web site. I was absolutely astounded to discover I was not alone. I am not the only person alive who sweats enough to float a battleship. It was such a relief to know it had a name. By then I had experienced a dry, comfortable crotch for a few months and I could not believe it. No skin eruptions, no yeast infections, no overheated, soggy clothing. After all those years that I did everything humanly possible to hide my soggy, miserable, painful secret were suddenly reversed, and now I was ready to take out billboard space over it.
The commercially produced incontinent pads I had been using cost approximately $15.00 for a pack of 60, so even using 2 pads a day that was still about $180.00 a year. They were bulky, uncomfortable, hot, added to the landfill, and were expensive. The Wrapp encapsulates the elastic on one’s briefs, holding the elastic away from the skin, allowing the moisture in the bend of the leg to evaporate instead of being absorbed into the (elastic and) underwear. And my Wrapps are completely washable, hundreds and hundreds of times, they get softer with each wash and there’s no need to iron! No more standing in line at the grocery store with a bulky package of incontinence pads (Wrapps work for more than ‘just’ perspiration)…all that and they still catch a laugh too! I now wish I had discovered these when I was going through menopause, but I didn’t, oh well…
Wrapps were initially just for myself. However, for men, there’s more good news, the Wrapp work just as well for you, holding the elastic of your briefs up off your skin, no more chaffing in that oh so delicate area, and no one will ever know unless you tell them. This too, came about quite organically (and later went on to be tested by various men and women to wear whilst playing sports). I was at the kitchen table, cutting out a batch ofWrapps, and my sisters boyfriend (a musician) walked by, and asked what I was making. I explained theWrapps and he wanted to know if he could try them. A few days later, he asked if I had any more of them, he had an outdoor gig he had to play and the Wrapp worked great for his outdoor gig…Now, all of our Wrapps have been marked with an indelible pen, with our names, so we all know his from mine and my sisters Wrapps as virtually every batch of clean clothes has dry, clean, cool Wrapps, ready to go…
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email me. I will respond as soon as humanly possible.
June 17th, 2011Site News
I first blogged about Sweat Guard’s underarm pads almost a year ago and as we have so many new members who might not have seen it yet, we’re re-running the campaign.
There’s also some really good news! Sweat Guard have told us today that their underarm pads are now at the lowest price in the UK – £14.99 for 80 pads!
These underarm pads made a big difference to my clothes and self-esteem, if you haven’t tried them yet, please do so, in my humble opinion you can’t go wrong.
Sweat Guard – underarm pads (link opens in new window)
I have recently been trying out some disposable underarm pads and I have to say I’m impressed. At first I was quite sceptical, I had quite a few preconceptions regarding this type of product but was excited to give it a go. I’ve been on product testing panels for a few years now so I’m always on the look out for something new or different, especially where Hypohidrosis is concerned.
To start off with, they don’t look like much. They’re exceptionally thin, I wondered if they’d be absorbent enough to cope with a hot, humid summer’s day in the middle of what can be a rather damp forest.
The aspect I was most concerned about was whether they’d rub or irritate my underarm skin where they fold to fit your clothes or make the area overly dry or itchy. Over the years I’ve tried all sorts of antiperspirant products and can’t use anything too strong. In fact I have to order my deodorants from the US because they just aren’t sold in the UK any more.
Fixing them in place was a bit trial-and-error. First off, I thought it would be easiest to attach them to my top before putting it on, but I found that although they were central to the underarm seam of my top, my armpits weren’t. After that, I found that they were far more effective to place once my top was in place.
Another concern was that the pad would unstick itself and end up working it’s way out of my top and leave me walking around with it stuck to my back. I know, it sounds irrational, but one rarely ever ‘wins’ where hyperhidrosis is concerned. My fear was completely alleviated very quickly. The underside of the pad has two sticky areas, not just the one. If you can imagine a large number 8, where the top and bottom circles are both sticky, and the fold is in the middle but has no sticky surface. The engineer in me can see how that probably came about, if the pad stuck to itself where the fold was, it would end up sticking to itself during the course of the day where you move around. As it is, the non-sticky section allows for whatever movement you want to throw at it.
The stickiness was amazingly just right. The edges of the pad don’t leave your clothing – I had visions of the edges rolling bit by bit and sticking to my skin so uncomfortable that I’d have to keep diving in and sorting it out. You can see they’re respectful towards your clothing when you remove it, it comes away like a dream. No stickiness left. Result!
Another worry was that people would hear the pads. The first time I wore them, I heard them – although that was more my fault than theirs. If I’d attached them whilst wearing my top then they’d have been sat in the right place. As they weren’t in the right place, they were lifting off my top whenever I moved in the wrong way. On subsequent wearings, once I’d figured out how to position them properly, I could barely detect a sound.
One thing that a Hyperhidrotic knows all about is embarrassment. No matter how many times I lifted my arms and contorted myself in front of my long mirror, there wasn’t a single sign to show that I was wearing the protection. I thought the material might be puckered up and stuck in place by the sticky areas or a slight sign of something amiss poking through – nothing.
So, they’re thin, comfortable, easy to use (after my initial hiccup), discreet, quiet, soft – how about absorbent? As I wanted to take a hit for my fellow suffers, it wouldn’t have been fair to skimp on the absorbency side of things – that’s what they’re there for, they’re whole purpose for being. We recently had the hottest weekend of the year, so far. Excellent for putting sweat pads through their paces.
As it happens, the same weekend I was due to sell my air-conditioned car. Not only that, but I am temporarily sharing my husband’s non-air-conditioned car. As you know, when selling anything, you want it clean and tidy so as to make the best impression. Into a rather sweat-inducing top went myself and my underarm pads, and off I drove to a local petrol station. As I’ve never been the tidiest car owner in the world, my car hasn’t seen a duster or can of polish in the last two years. Since I bought it, in fact. Add to that one medium-sized, mud-loving hairy dog who likes to carry the whole forest about with her, you can see I had my work cut out. I began by clearing out a bag full of rubbish. I lived in my car for pretty much the whole of 2009, I had a very sick mum and was back and forth to hospitals and often had to eat ‘on the go’. It wasn’t too disgusting, nothing festering, just bits of paper, the odd wrapper and bottles of water and Red Bull rolling about everywhere.
I was getting rather sweaty by now. Inspired by that, I fed the vacuum cleaner with three one pound coins. ‘Normal’ cars can get away with a pound. Half an hour later, I was dripping from my face, head and back, my glasses were steaming up, the works. All done, I drove the 500 yards to the car dealer who was buying my car, husband following in his sweatbox to take me home afterwards. I spent the next 25 minutes in an internal office and then got in hubby’s car – which had been locked up with the windows closed for the past half an hour. We kept the windows shut all the way home. I practically crawled up the stairs and removed my top – it was drenched all down my back area. I expected that. What I didn’t expect was the dryness of my armpits – ok they weren’t perfect, just slightly tacky to the touch. Not a single wet patch on my top though! What’s more, I didn’t do my usual thing of subconsciously clamping my arms to my sides. That was really good news because I suffer from a form of arthritis in both shoulders and clamping my arms to my sides actually hurts.
The best thing about the underarm pads? The confidence factor. They’re worth every penny for the protection and peace of mind they give you but priceless in terms of raising your self-esteem. For me personally, I’d want to use them in conjunction with a really good antiperspirant to feel at my most confident – mainly because of my paranoia surrounding odour. For that reason I would give them 8/10 and highly recommend them as regular part of your armour and layering strategy for tackling heavy armpit sweating (Axillary Hyperhidrosis). The (stick) deodorant I was using throughout the testing period was regular strength Secret.
Special thanks to Sweat Guard who have kindly provided me with the Underarm Sweat Pads to try.
May 27th, 2011Site News
Well finally another long weekend ahead. Are you ready if you have outside plans?
Living with Hyperhidrosis we have to plan ahead to try and beat the take over of the sweating.
We are having friends over but I am already prepared, have my floppy hat, favorite seat completely in the shade, sunblock, plug in fans and most importantly lots of water.
If it gets too hot I will come inside and chill in the AC house
If drinking alcohol, drink plenty of water that day and also use an electrolyte supplement in your water, helps with losing too much sweat.
You can stay cool and still enjoy the outdoors with some planning ahead.
Most important things I follow are:
Water, lots of it and electrolyte I can add into it to help replace the sweat and salt we lose
If plastic furniture take a towel or seat mat with you, really helps from leaving a sweat snail trail and having to peal yourself off and leaving you wet and uncomfortable.
I take portable fans with me or a good hand held fan, plug them them where ever, as long as there is a constant breeze on me I’m not too bad.
Rush and choose a good seat fast or ask to change if already gone, explain you suffer from Hyperhidrosis, most people understand.
Sun block, bug spray.
Ice packs if you start getting too hot or neck coolies they reduce your body heat fast and stops sweating.
Most importantly, enjoy the outdoors, if a pool or river…JUMP IN, good enough excuse to get wet and cool off all over
Hope you all have a safe and Happy Memorial Weekend.
Love and hugs from your VSB staff.
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May 24th, 2011Site News
As summer approaches and the heat is increasing, you cringe when you see the Weather Man announce the upcoming forecast.
You don’t have to leave the comfort of your home or work, VSB has taken all the best products avail on the market and brought them to the VSB SHOP just for you. You will find the Chillow, Pillow, keeps you cool and is fantastic for head sweaters, hot flashes and woman in menopause. There are clothing designed to keep the sweat away. Take a look and see what is avail for you.
Shop till you drop, VSB and Amazon can be your one stop shop.
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May 18th, 2011Site News
Since having my Axillary Botox treatment two weeks ago I am so relieved to have dryer armpits, however it has compensated on my chest and left side of hair line. Noticed a lot more sweating going on than before.
We really do not realize on how much we adjust our daily lives to accommodate our Hyperhirsosis. Even though my armpits are not they usual wet and leaving huge saucer sized round marks on every garment of clothing I own. I am able to wear plain tops, shirts but have not as I am still in the routine of disguising it and think this is the way I am always going to be!
If shopping I will be attracted to the busy patterned top, shirt or tunic rather than the plain coloured one standing beside it.
I am a people watcher and I think when I see a woman in a lovely summer dress, if it be pattered or not, I wish I could also wear this! In order for me to be able to I would have to wear shorts under to catch the sweating.
How many of us wish we could be like our friends or people we tend to see out..how they can shake a hand in confidence, wear the hair style and makeup and clothing they want, never EVER giving it another thought.
Wonder how they would feel walking in OUR SHOES FOR ONE DAY?!Tags: absorbent, adjust, clothing, compensatory sweating, cool, hyperhi, normal, sweating
Spring Is Springing, Summer Is Looming! Be One Step Ahead Of Your Hyperhidrosis and What VSB Can Do To Help You0March 10th, 2011Site News
Well things are warming up again and as always we dread the sweating..
Wanted to let you know about wonderful products that are available to you from the comfort of this forum.
WE only support some of the best products avail on the market and all come with customer reviews and we back them here at VSB.
http://www.klimadeodorant.com (When cashing out put in VERYSWEATYBETTY for your member discount)
Plus our very own VSB shop/store, clothing and products to help you be one step ahead of your sweating.
Cool wrapps for groin HH
We are only a type away for some of the best support and friendship living with Hyperhidrosis, we have been told and complimented that we quote,
“VSB is one of the best forum and support groups, you guys get it, thank you”,
“You stand out from other forums and give the best advise”,
“I am so happy I found you and the friendship will be life long”
These are a few of our members wonderful comments. This is what sets us apart from other support groups, we are all suffers and we CARE.
We are also on FaceBook
Wanted to introduce you to, Jersey Girl Jewelry,
These beautiful designs are made by our own VSB member, Lisa. She is very talented and also suffers with Hyperhidrosis.
Hope to hear from you soon, join in our discussions and be part of our SWEATY community,
VSB Staff.Tags: absorbent, antiperspirant, be prepared, clothing, coming, coolwrapps, disease, embarrassing, excessive sweating, hyperhidrosis, klima, laulas, products, ready, shop, skin, spring, summer, sweat guard, sweat help, sweatblock, wrapps