August 28th, 2012Site News
If the trials all go well we could be seeing a new topical agent coming to us sufferers soon.
Want to thank my dearest friend for keeping us in the loop of new things for Hyperhidosis, your a gem
NEW ANTIPERSPIRANT HYDROGEL WITH ACETYLCHOLINE BLOCKING
MECHANISM: FIRST CLINICAL REPORT
INTRODUCTION AND DESCRIPTION OF THE NEW ANTIPERSPIRANT GEL
A new antiperspirant hydrogel has been projected and discovered based on an innovative
mechanism of action consisting on acetylcholine release partial blocking. This biochemical
mechanism is the main involved in eccrine sweat glands secretion and is the main issue to solve in
the patients suffering of hyperhidrosis. Generally patients suffering of moderate to severe grade
hyperhidrosis undergo to botulinum toxin sessions properly to block acetylcholine release and so
reduce sweating for several months and furthermore apply day by day very high percentage of
Aluminum chloride topical products to reduce excessive sweating. Botulinum Toxin is very
effective because blocks specifically proteins which induce acetylcholine release and so reduce
dramatically eccrine glands secretion; unfortunately injection of botulinum toxin is a strict specialist
medical practice and is not free from side effects, contraindications, allergic events and so on. Not
all the patients could be enrolled to apply botulinum toxin and many times these patients, impatient
to solve their embarrassing condition, provide to buy this drug from not legal channels and accept
to be treated from not specialized and skilled people. Furthermore, in the cosmetic landscape,
there’s only aluminum chloride products capable to produce acceptable results, but they are not free
from side effects as adenitis and skin irritations if applied every day.
This new cosmetic approach to hyperhidrosis has the main purpose to give an important opportunity
to all the patients suffering of hyperhidrosis allowing them to treat this condition with the same
mechanism of action of botulinum toxin, but without inject anything and simply applying a pleasant
and light hydrogel in the axilla, face, hands and forehead.
This gel contains an association of natural substances capable to reduce acetylcholine release in the
proximity of eccrine glands reducing contextually their secretion, exactly as botulinum toxin, but in
a very natural and not invasive way.
PRELIMINARY CLINICAL REPORT
20 patients suffering of moderate to severe grade hyperhydrosis have been tested under the
supervision of specialized dermatologists in the San Gallicano Hospital Dermatology Department in
These patients began application of this new gel (SNARE BLOCK), after two weeks from the
interruption of application of any other product for hyperhidrosis (aluminum chloride, long lasting
antiperspirant products etc.): they only applied short lasting deodorants and a common hygiene
These patients were educated to apply SNARE BLOCK two times a day (morning and night) in the
affected area taking care to induce a complete absorption of the gel in the skin area involved with a
light massage. No other products for hyperhydrosis were applied with the exception of common
deodorants with no antiperspirant molecules inside.
These patients came back to the clinic once a week to compile a clinical report under supervision of
a dermatologist in charge to carry out the clinical evaluation.
The parameters considered were:
- Grade of subjective satisfaction;
- Grade of pleasantness of application;
- Indication of “sweat reduction grade” in a graduated scale;
- Fast working effect grade;
- Objective clinical examination;
At the end of the 4 weeks, 18 patients declared to be:
- quite satisfied to highly satisfied of the efficacy of the product indicating a grade of “sweat
reduction” ranging from 6 to 8 in a graduated scale ranging from 0 for no effects to 10 for complete
satisfaction. 1 patient interrupted after only 2 weeks declaring that the product didn’t work and
another one interrupted after 3 weeks with no explanations;
- in a scale ranging from 0 to 10 for the “sweat reduction” parameter grade 2 patients reported a
score of 8 (high grade of reduction), 13 patients reported a score of 7 (moderate-high grade of
reduction); 3 patients reported a score of 4-5 (moderate grade of reduction);
- 16 patients declared to be satisfied in terms of pleasantness in a scale reporting these parameters: 2
patients not satisfied (bad sensorial effect in the skin), 7 patients moderately satisfied (acceptable
sensorial effect, but not very nice), 9 very satisfied (very good skin effect and nice to apply);
- 18 patients declared a quite slow working effect onset: 7 patients declared to feel first working
effect in sweating only after 15 days from the first application and the best effect after 18-20 days.
Please join us in our friendly forum on more about this new and exciting product, feel free to leave your questions and comments.
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 22nd, 2011Site News
Thank you for your blog Lisa! It sounds very familiar to me, with friends like that, who needs enemies? **big hugs**
Me and my annoying friend hyperhidrosis i cant get rid of.
I wake up suddenly with my hair stuck to my face and my pj’s clinging to my body, I throw the duvet off and jump out of my sweaty bed. Glancing at the temperature I see 12 degrees today in my house…..yet it still feels like 30 degrees as i’m burning up. Grab a cold drink, sit down and calm myself down.
Time to get ready for the day….highs of 15 degrees today. White t-shirt, jeans and thin black cardi. I fling the bathroom window wide open, feeling the cold air on my face whilst brushing my teeth. Start applying my make up, I’m tempted to turn my mini fan on but I battle through this morning. Scrape my hair back and clip the loose hair back. I wish I could straighten my hair but this friend of mine doesn’t let me straighten it and if he does within 10 minutes of walking out the door he has made it a curly wet mess.
Grab my bag, and pull my coat on…..attempting to look normal and avoid catching a cold. I’m running late for my doctors appointment, a 10 minute brisk walk and i’m there. Now I could be wrong but I’m sure I have walked into a sauna…..I quickly strip down to my t-shirt and push open a window. Only to get moaned at by an old lady complaining its cold with the window open. I want to scream at her, she’s sitting there in her coat rosy cheeked, I’m sitting there in a t-shirt sweat pouring everywhere. I stumble into the doctors room and get through my appointment in a soggy mess. I can’t bare to put my coat on so walk come without it on.
Strip down for 10 minutes before I need to leave for my follow up dermatologists appointment. Surprise surprise Im sure the doctor made them turn the heating off and open all the windows so its cold in the waiting room. I get called in, instructed to strip and told Im not sweating. Plucking up the courage to tell her to shove her hand in my undies when a male nurse flies in and I back out. My pills didn’t work. Her response? It’s only sweating you are just going to have to live with it. Oh how much I wished something like freaky Friday would have happened right then!!
I head into town finding it unbearable. I find it ironic that the shops turn their heating on to encourage custom. Any hot shops don’t get my custom I walk straight out.
Get the phone call about my car. It’s not worth fixing…..the sweat pours just thinking of the stressful few days to follow. Arrive at the garage to pay the man just in a t-shirt, he comments about how I must be freezing. I brush it off and get out of there as quick as I can.
Finally home, I chuck on some joggers and a vest. Time to start on dinner. Fling the kitchen windows wide open, prepare my kitchen towel to dab my face and crack on. Eventually get though cooking.
Bath time, my favourite part of the day. I let the cold water run into the bath 5 minutes before i get out. Sit down in my towel drying off and get into my pyjamas.
Bed time with half my body outside of the duvet and half my body under the duvet I finally get to sleep. Another day over in what seems like a hell hole.
My name is Lisa and I’m a generalized sweater, my friend hyperhidrosis insists on introducing himself first every day.Tags: clothes, cool, dermatologist, dripping, embarrassing, excessive sweat, excessive sweating, hyperhidrosis, skin, sweating
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.
November 13th, 2011Site News
I want to personally thank a new member for allowing us to post her story. She knows how important this is for us all in raising awareness on this awful skin disease, that brings us all misery every day of our lives.
This is a very moving story of inspiration, bravery and courage.
We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts….
Anne and Beverly xxx
If you want to join in our cause on, “Raising Awareness” Join the cause, we have a section in the forum for this HAC, Hyperhidrosis Awareness Campaign, good things are happening.
I always say lots of little voices can make one big one. If you want to join our cause then please send your story to our very own Beverly at firstname.lastname@example.org She will be glad to post it on our front page and if requested all will be confidential. Thanks for helping us here at Very Sweaty Betty, your friendly sweaty support group.
Vicki’s story,My Story to date,I’m Vicki and I’m not ashamed to say that I am an Hyperhidrosis sufferer. It it embarrassing but I’m not ashamed.I have had Hyperhidrosis since I could walk. It started with my hands, feet and underarms and I noticed more at the tender age of 5-6 in Infant School. I used to have to write whilst I had a clump of tissue in my hand to wipe up the dripping sweat from the page. I also had to stuff rolled up tissue under my arms to stop my uniform from getting drenched.Summer time obviously the worst season for me, but it affected me all year through. Doctors used to tell me to hold my hands under cold water for a minute to cool them down, which did not work. I was then tried on something similar to Driclor where it was rolled on my affected areas and had to sleep with socks and plastic gloves on. This worked for a short while but then the sweat faught its way through!
When I approached 13 I was advised to go and see a Dematologist Consultant in Manchester Infirmary. They told me about the endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy surgery, also known as ETS. They told me that they would make a small incision in each arm pit and cut some glands to help cut down the sweating. They said that there was a possibility of the operation making my eyes droopy.As I was modelling at the time, my Mum thought it would be best for me to make this huge decision when I turned 18. So I just learned to live with it.Always ensuring I had tissue in my bag, I could never wear a top or dress without sleeves as there would be nowhere for me to put the tissue under my armpits. I hated having to shake hands with anyone, especially for job interviews as I would always have to explain myself (i still do).
Eventually, in 2003 when I was 21, I bit the bullet and decided to go for the ETS operation/surgery as I couldn’t live the way I was, being an Entertainer and in the public eye 24/7.I had a consulation first where they told me about collapsing my lungs during the op (something they never mentioned before) and the “slight” possibility of a “small” amount of sweating on my stomach as it would need somewhere else to go. I thought that I could cope with my stomach, if it stopped under my arms and hands (feet I could cope with).After the surgery, the first week was brilliant. I went back to Mallorca where I was working, then disaster struck!One night I literally couldn’t gasp for my breath. I was rushed into hospital and after 3 days of ECG and MRI scans/tests, they found fluid on my lungs, something that had accrued in Manchester Hospital.I was then in hospital for a further 7 days. Once sorted, I flew back home in the October and realised that my sweating was ridiculous. I didn’t think anything whilst in Mallorca due to the heat anyway. I found that my “slight” amount of sweating had increased to my forehead, back, stomach, armpits, hands, feet, legs. Basically EVERYWHERE!.There was nothing that Manchester Infirmary could do about it either. I did have Botox in my armpits for a short while in 2005, but my local hospital withdrew the funding unfortunately. Botox was brilliant and lasted for 6-8 months.
Since joining HSG and Very Sweaty Betty, I have found out about some bladder control pills called Oxybutynin. I consulted my GP who was more than happy to try me on them. I do notice a bit of a difference but with how severe my sweating is, I think that I will need to be increased to a bigger doseage.I now have my very own Iontorphoresis Machine because my local PCT won’t fund any sessions in hospital because in their words, “I am, low priority”!!!I will start using this, this week, so fingers crossed for my future. It is horrible living like this and not being able to wear cloths without sleeves; especially in the summer or dancing in a pub with tissue stuck to my forehead or shoes without tights/pop socks on, but i’m not ashamed to tell my story and increase awareness of this awful condition. Finally I do urge anyone who’s thinking of having ETS – PLEASE, DON’T DO IT!
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October 30th, 2011Site News
Want to thank our member and guest for this wonderful blog. You are a pure gem.
If you want to help us RAISE AWARENESS on living with Hyperhidrosis, please join in our cause. We are one of the highest viewed sites and our Alexa ratings are high. What could be better than trying to get our little voices out to make one big one.
I have had palmer hyperhydrosis since I can remember (I’m 25) and it has caused me no end of bullying through school with people not wanting to hold my hand etc. I have tried all the creams available and, although they work well to an extent, they make my hands so dry and sore that I can’t use them for any length of time.
Since having my son I have also developed it in my armpits (and also a bit in my feet though not quite as bad) and now my problems have really started.
I work in a high school as a learning support assistant, and even though I wash everyday and use various deodorants etc. throughout the day, I have kids refusing to sit with with me because ‘I smell’ and now have my boss on to me trying to get occupational health involved as she has had ‘complaints from other staff’ about my condition.
I have explained many times that I am doing all I can to control my condition and that the last time I spoke to a doctor about it I seemed to know more than they did! (So basically don’t think HE will tell me anything I don’t already know!)
Also I myself do not always notice any odor so I need the other staff support to tell me, but to no avail. They are even telling me that if I don’t “SORT OUT THE PROBLEM” then I may not be able to CONTINUE WITH MY JOB!
I am also suffering with work related stress at the moment which is only exacerbating my condition, and now with them ‘on my back’ about it it is only getting even worse in both respects! (The only strategy they have suggested to ‘help’ is that I change my clothes at regular intervals during the day. With the amount I sweat this would be about every 2 hours or so to avoid any trace of sweat patches or smell so I would need 3 changes of clothes everyday at work! Plus I could just imagine the kids asking “Why have you changed your top Miss?” So it is just not practical in my view!
I also have a problem with my amateur dramatics society when, at the last minute I was given a very thick, hot cloak to wear onstage. I informed them of my condition and that I would be likely to faint with the heat and loss of water if I had to wear it, (I once came VERY close to fainting onstage in the past and only just made it backstage before I literally collapsed in a chair!) I was told to “GROW UP AND GET ON WITH IT“! “EVERYONE SWEATS”, and finds the cloaks hot but they just get on with it!” Evey night of that show I used to just about make it through the scene and then have to rush to sit on a chair and drink loads of sports drink before I was fit for anything. even then if one of the older members wanted the chair I was expected to give it up as I was ‘Just being silly!’
I really think more should be done to, PROMOTE AWARENESS, for this condition to the general public and medical staff, as people seem to have no idea about how debilitating this condition is or how hard it is to ‘just deal with it’. They seem to think we can just stop the sweating but we can’t!
How we can all relate to this, what would you advise our kind member? We all suffer the same. Please join us in our battle to raise awareness on this awful affliction we all share. Feel free to leave comment, join us in our forum www.verysweatybetty/forum
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September 29th, 2011Site News
I decided to split the blog from the testimonials to make everything easier to find.
“Hi, I’m from Australia and I would like to say, I would pay whatever dollar to fix up my sweaty arm pit problem, and then I came across Hydrosal!. I just would like to say there is no other product that works as good as this. and I have tried every single product out there and this is by far the best! I will keep using this product until I stop having this problem. Thanks, Jason ”
“I would like to bring to your attention, that I have tried the product that my doctor has recommended Hydrosal. For the pass thirty years I suffered in complete embarrassment, severe sweating from the forehead, and other body areas.
This sweating was triggered by nervousness on my confrontation of an individual that I met, or dealt with on first time basis.
The more I realized I was sweating, the more severe it became. It was devastating for me, and I spoke to many doctors with really no feed back from them. Meeting Dr Benohanian was for me a miracle; Life has given me a second chance. Hydrosal is amazing and very easy to apply with almost 90 to 95 % effective rate for me. Keep up the good work and create more beneficial products like Hydrosal!! Thanks again. ”
“Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! I have suffered from excessive sweating as long as I can remember…..the last 10 years specifically, have been the worst. I was ready to have surgery to have my sweat glands removed in my arm pits as nothing seemed to work. My doctor called me 2 weeks ago to tell me about an article that she read in the paper about Hydrosal Professional. After the first 2 days it started to sting a little when I applied the gel, but I got over that fast when I realized that it was working. I just finished my 7 days and have not sweat at all in 5 days. I am absolutely thrilled and hope that others will try this too. I realize that sweating is an embarrassing issue and I myself didn’t talk about it much with other people, but it’s kind of obvious when you can see it through your clothing. Since I no longer have this problem I have been telling my friends and family about it because I know how difficult dealing with this issue is and how much it affects your life. I am surprised to hear how many other people have excessive sweating also. Thanks again and I will continue to spread knowledge about this great product! ”
“Before Hydrosal I would always have to worry about sweat stains in the shirts I used to wear. Now after using Hydrosal I can wear any color I want in any fabric. Hydrosal worked fast too; after 2 days I could already see the results – no more sweat stains. I highly recommend Hydrosal to anybody who has had it with those extremely embarrassing sweat stains and doesn’t want to worry about them anymore! ”
“My story began in high school. Whenever I had a big exam or had to do a presentation in class, I would start to perspire. I tried many different deodorants, changing deodorants almost every other day. I wore dark clothing, trying to mask my condition. I started purchasing only cotton garments as well in an attempt to hide the perspiration. When the condition was at its worst, I would place many tissues or a small towel under my shirt to contain the perspiration. I would have to change clothing once I arrived at an event due to the excessive perspiration. Ten years later, a friend of mine saw an Oprah show on “Hyperhydrosis” and how this was a known medical condition. From her information, I did some research online and found a doctor in Montreal that specialized in the treatment of Hyperhydrosis. The doctor prescribed “Hydrosal”. I put some on everyday for seven days before bed, and it worked! After that, I only need to apply the gel once a week and it continues to work. I’ve been using the gel for two months now. “Hydrosal” does not have any odor, has not caused any discomfort, and has removed my worries about public embarrassment. Thank you for helping me get over my embarrassing condition. ”
“I am delighted to see that after 34 years of experience as a dermatologist, Valeo Pharma is bringing Hydrosal Professional to America. I have had the rare opportunity of treating over 7000 patients suffering from excessive sweating; the affected sites were the underarms, hands, feet,face and groins. Some of them were unquestionably candidates for surgery. Hydrosal, a new first line treatment for excessive sweating, consists of aluminum chloride hexahydrate in a proprietary gel base.Studies have demonstrated that a gel vehicle is better tolerated than an alcohol solution and that may be the reason why such preparations have improved efficacy and are better tolerated. I highly recommend this product as a first line treatment before considering Iontophoresis, Botox® injections or surgery. ”
Antranik Benohanian MD, FRCPC, FAAD
Dr. Benohanian is a Dermatologist at the Montreal University Hospital Center (Saint-Luc Hospital)
“I’ve had plantar hyperhidrosis since childhood, but figured I’d have to suffer through it. This winter my sweaty feet got so wet and cold that I got 2nd degree frostbite on two toes, so I became desperate to find something to help. I found Hydrosal Gel while researching iontophoresis online. I was skeptical but am thrilled with the results! Noticeable difference after two nights and I haven’t had to re-apply for two weeks now (plus, I’m in Hawaii where it’s much warmer than Calgary). My feet are sweat-free but the skin is not dehydrated or itchy. I’m so glad to have found this terrific product! Will also add that the service from Well.ca was great, along with the best price plus free-shipping. Thank you!! ”
“It’s awesome – if you take any prescription medication and the side effect is that you are sweating buckets… well, this is a true life saver. Also a great thing to put on if you want to go out all night dancing as you will not sweat. I am sure the company can improve in the area of how often to apply. Apart from that, if you don’t take medication and just have hyperhydrosis, you would have to use it a lot less after the first week. ”
“This stuff really works! I’ve had excessive sweating for years and had pretty much given up on finding a solution.
I tried Hydrosal gel and after a few days the sweating was gone. Now I only use it a few nights a week. Let’s say I stop using it for a few days. All I have to do is start using it again and by the 2nd night the sweating has stopped again. ”
“I read on the net about this product and thought I would give it a go. I have a little bit of a face perspire issue in tight places like bars where people may be elbow to elbow, or job interviews with stress. I bought it, LOVE it! I use it only when needed before a situation and its all win. HIGHLY recommended and supplier is good also. ”
“ I have never used any product that works as well as Hydrosal Gel. ”
“ This stuff is a life saver! ”
well.ca customerTags: antiperspirant, embarrassing, excessive sweat, excessive sweating, help, hydrosal, hyperhidrosis, products, sweat, sweating, sweaty, treatment, very sweaty betty
September 27th, 2011Site News
Sometimes it’s easier to gauge whether a product is worth trying when you read testimonials – so we’ve been sent the below for you to get a feel of what Klima Antiperspirant has done for other people.
I am thirty five and have spent all my life with an embarrassing and socially restricting problem of severe underarm sweating. Not being able to wear any colours, only really black and white. I used to put elastoplast plasters on the inside of my tops when I was a teenager going to disco’s to try and prevent the sweat coming through. I have never been able to wear any pretty tops or dresses, I never walked with confidence when I was out at weddings, functions etc as I was always conscious people could see the marks under my arms which would make me panic more and therefore sweat more. I have spent alot of time crying about it over the years so embarrassed by the condition and embarrassed to talk to anyone about it. I spoke eventually with my doctor but no products he suggested worked. I had contacted a clinic about surgery when I found the Sweat Guard website by accident one day. Klima antiperspirant has changed my life – I was a bridesmaid last year for a friend who chose a bright pink dress for me to wear which I could wear with confidence walking up the aisle infront of everyone knowing there would be no underarm sweat marks. I have gone mad on buying bright colour tops and I am loving having colour in my life. I only wish I had found this product years ago. I don’t think people understand how debilitating this condition can be and the effect it has on ones life and here is the solution.
Melanie – Eire
My life was very hard before I used Klima Antiperspirant. I used to go home half way through work to get washed and put anti-perspirant deodorant on. I tried so many that did not stop me sweating, or the smell. I have now been using kilma for 4 months and it is just fantastic. I now have a better job dealing with the public.
I always used to hide away, it has honestly changed my life. Amazing product that works. Life begins.
Wendy – Aberdeenshire
It really is truly amazing and I can not believe I do not sweat or smell any more in just 2 days. I recently brought your Kilma deodorant and I had my doubts that it would work. But my doubts have now completely disappeared.
Thank you so much sweatguard
Nat – Berkshire
Happy to say Klima actually works – I use it once every 2 days and I am dry all day long. I recently bought klima antiperspirant from sweatguard after trying numerous other antiperspirants to stop having wet marks all the time and ruining my clothes. As a 26 year old woman it looks awfull.
Ann – Tyne and Wear
I am totally amazed by my first purchase from Sweat Guard. First time I used klima antiperspirant, I was totally dry for 5 solid days. Tried loads of treatments from doctors, but they never worked. I will be using Sweat Guard again, totally amazing.
Joe – Tyne and Wear
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For too long I have been wasting money on antiperspirants that simply do not work for me. Being a teacher it was quite embarassing when pupils pointed out my underarm wetness, from first bell to last bell of the day. That is until I tried Klima antiperspirant through Sweat Guard. A couple of sprays each evening means I can now enjoy the next day in the classroom without any distraction. Initially the underam felt so wet that it seemed incapable of working, but the ingredients take to work immediately and Klima antiperspirant is now what I use on a daily basis.
Richard – Carmarthenshire
September 18th, 2011Site News
Hyperhidrosis is a skin disease. It can be generalised or localised to specific parts of the body. Hands, feet, armpits, and the groin area are among the most active regions of perspiration due to the relatively high concentration of sweat glands; however, any part of the body may be affected.
Hyperhidrosis can also be classified depending whether it is a congenital (hereditary) or an acquired trait. Primary hyperhidrosis is found to start during adolescence or even before and seems to be inherited as a genetic trait. Primary hyperhidrosis must be distinguished from secondary hyperhidrosis, which can start at any point in life. The latter form may be due to a disorder of the thyroid or pituitary gland, diabetes mellitus, tumors, gout, menopause, certain drugs or even mercury poisoning. It can be a symptom of temporary illnesses or a virus like colds and ‘flu or hormonal changes such as puberty, menstruation (periods) or menopause. Hyperhidrosis can also be divided into palmar/plantar (symptomatic sweating of primarily the hands or feet), gustatory (sweating whilst eating/digesting a meal) or generalised hyperhidrosis which covers sweating from any other area in your body.
Everybody sweats, it’s a normal function which serves to cool us down so we don’t overheat. Hyperhidrosis is caused by an overactive (ie broken) thermal regulator (the bodies thermostat). In the simplest terms, in a Hyperhidrotic’s body, their thermostatic control is stuck on the hottest setting.
A medical diagnosis should always be sought, but if you sweat to an excessive level, there are now many ways of dealing with it.
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We are a small group of normal people who just happen to sweat a lot. We’re not alone – millions of people worldwide suffer from this acutely embarrassing and socially isolating condition, but, because of the negativity and misconceptions surrounding sweating and being sweaty, they attempt to keep it to themselves and suffer in silence. As with all taboo issues, it only takes a few like-minded people to get together to blow a taboo wide apart and tell it how it really is. Hence http://www.verysweatybetty.com was born. We are committed to raising awareness of Hyperhidrosis and dispel the stigma and ignorance surrounding sweat and sweating.
September 6th, 2011Site News
Becoming Comfortable Enough to Talk About My Hyperhidrosis
By Maria Thomas Mickiewicz
Validation was the catalyst for me to start being more open with people about my condition. While my closest friends and family members already know about it, to be able to share my life with others on a larger scale like this occurred after I attended a medical event on hyperhidrosis back in April and received my Botox treatment. Like I mentioned, that entire day was complete validation for me. I didn’t feel any shame about my sweating, nor was I embarrassed or uncomfortable about standing there doing exactly what I was supposed to be doing: dripping. (I’ve since thought about referring to this as my super power. Look at me! I can make my own rain drops!) For the first time in my life, I felt like I had met my tribe. It was pure, unadulterated validation on the part of the all my fellow Hyperhidrosis sufferers and the physicians who administered the Botox. I conquered my fear of the needle injections, spoke openly with another attendee about how Hyperhidrosis affected me, and was allowed to bask in my personal sweating glory for the entire day. I was actually flattered when the physician who treated me said I definitely had THE BEST case of palmar hyperhidrosis he’d seen all day. In that room, with those people, one day my soul just opened up.
It’s hard to put into words exactly how I felt as I left that day. I felt like I could conquer the world, like there was hope for me, like I could finally stop living behind a curtain of daily activities avoided or somehow altered in an attempt to mask my sweating. I dared to believe that something inside me was superior to circumstance. Maya Angelou says, “Beauty and strength can be found in adversity.” But in order to find it, you must go through it. Yes, grace can be found amidst the pain and suffering, amidst the physical manifestation of the sweat and the emotional turmoil we experience because we were made to be a little more wet than most. Maya Angelou also says, “We are more alike than we are unalike.” I think as a sweater, I am better able to relate to people and be more conscientious of how I treat them and what I might say to them. In a strange way, this sweating problem I have makes me more of who I was created to be. For the most part, yes, it’s physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, and professionally debilitating, but it is who I am. Everyone has a story, and this is mine. Because I am who I am, I feel that I can better understand others and relate to adversities they might be experiencing and bridge the gap to validate them and their experiences. Everyone has situations in which they might feel debilitated in the ways I’ve mentioned above. As much as I hate having HH, I also wonder what I’d be like without it. And don’t get me wrong. I am still actively pursuing different treatments to treat my condition, but it is not the be-all and end-all for me if nothing ends up working.
As a result of my experience at the Hyperhidrosis event, I have launched this blog to raise awareness and now several writing opportunities have come my way. I am moving forward and embracing them even if they might take me out of my comfort zone. And people with HH definitely have a comfort zone in place! I’m doing some freelance writing for my church as well as an organization called Time Out for Women, I’ve been selected to be a book reviewer and will have my own book blog on Book Trib, and I have the absolute honor of writing an article and guest blogs for various Hyperhidrosis websites and newsletters, all on a voluntary basis. I have aligned myself with my intention, and that is authentic power.
If you have Hyperhidrosis, or know someone who does, embrace it. Yes, it affects our lives in ways we don’t like, but if we can live freely with it and realize there are treatment options and hope, we can create positive change. So be ready for a revolution. Your revolution.
1. From the book One Day My Soul Just Opened Up by Iyanla Vanzant
Maria Thomas Mickiewicz’s weblog is growing fast and well worth a visit. You can find it by clicking HERE
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We think you’re an inspiration Maria, never mind Maya Angelou! She’s one of Anne’s and my favourite authors and her quotes are some of the wisest and most wonderful I’ve ever heard.
Everyone related to VSB are also volunteers, including myself and Anne and you’re so right, it does help you feel validation, as though you’re kicking the butt of this miserable disease and making other people feel happier through sharing your sweat and tears.
We thank you enormously for your fabulous guest blog and we would be honoured to host your work any time!
Beverly and Anne x