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 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 email@example.com 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!
Tags: antiperspirant, anxiety, botox, clothes, clothing, dermatologist, disease, embarrassing, ets, excessive sweat, facial, feet, groin, hands, hyperhidrosis, skin, summer, surgery, sweating, very sweaty betty, vsb
August 9th, 2011Site News
As promised in our recent newsletter, we have another new giveaway for you all!
Kleinerts has been around for many years and brought many new products to the Hyperhidrosis market.
We have TEN free boxes of their Sweat Shield Wipes to give away to ten lucky recipients. Each box is enough for up to two whole months of protection against sweat. Each box is worth $16.99 so it’s a prize that’s well worth having.
What could these wipes do for you?:
- CLINICALLY TESTED
- NO IRRITATION WITH EXTRA ALOES ADDED
- WATERPROOF THROUGH SHOWERING
- EASY TO APPLY ANYWHERE-CONVENIENT PACKETS
- SAFE FOR UNDERARMS, FACE, HANDS, CHEST, BACK OR FEET
- (PLEASE KEEP AWAY FROM YOUR EYES)
Sweat Shield® safely and effectively treats hyperhidrosis and excessive sweating anywhere with a simple, once-a-week application.
Sweat Shield® is formulated to safely block the sweat glands, protect against irritation, and soothe your skin.
Increase your confidence and save on laundry bills while Sweat Shield® keeps you dry all day, every day!
How Does Sweat Shield® Work?
Sweat Shield® is a liquid formula, soaked on a soft, non-woven pad. Once a week before bedtime, open one of the packets and dab (do not rub) the disposable pad thoroughly under the arms within the hairline. Allow your underarms to air dry for a few minutes, and then go to bed. During the night when your sweat glands are less active, Sweat Shield® will safely form a block in your sweat glands that will last a week. It will not wash off, it does not leave any film, and you won’t even know it’s there, except that you won’t be sweating. In the morning you can shower, shave and get on with your life, sweat free. The Sweat Shield® formula and its application method was created by a clinical research lab who has many years of research experience in the production of antiperspirant products.
HOW TO ENTER:
This free-to-enter giveaway competition couldn’t be simpler to enter.
1. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. You MUST include ‘kleinerts 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 31st August 2011
6. Please note, Kleinerts Sweat Shield Wipes free giveaway is open to North America residents only.
Good luck!Tags: antiperspirant, anxiety, axillar, excessive sweating, facial, feet, free, freegiveaway, groin, hands, hyperhidrosis, products
Why Can We Not Get Treatment For Our Hyperhidrosis? It Has Been Classed As A Skin Disease, Please Listen To Us Sufferers!0June 10th, 2011Site News
I have been feeling so frustrated since last week thinking I was going to receive my Facial, Cranial Botox as a Hyperhidrosis treatment.
We drove 50 miles round trip and waited almost 45 minutes to be seen by my lovely Dermatologist, when she took me back I placed my bag on the window sill next to the procedure bed thinking this is where I would have my treatment done. I could see her looking and she told me to sit in the chair near her. (I thought she prob wants to go over the side effects and make sure all meds were the same?!)
I sat and waited and she smiled weakly and said, “The are not allowing you to have the Botox treatment as they see if as a cosmetic procedure rather than a medical treatment!”
She apologized and I know in my heart if she could have made it happen she would.
I was gob smacked and told her I thought I was having it done? I said the her nurse had called telling me so?! She said she was sorry for this and that it was a miss communication. She thought it best to have her deliver the news in person rather than over the phone. I told her thank you and asked why! All I wanted to do was burst into tears and scream.
She said they saw it as a cosmetic thing rather than a medical treatment and I challenged her and said big organizations claim that most insurance companies are now seeing Botox as the big treatment for this and why wont mine? She said they don’t understand, they don’t get it! Even though it stated all the other tried treatments failed.
I then proceeded on and said, “do they think I want a wrinkle free scalp and hair line?” I’m not asking to have this done any where else! I could see if I was having it done around my eyes and other areas. She replied they just dont get it. I them told her how this affects me on a daily basics. She gets it, she really does but her hands were tied.
How are they EVER GOING TO GET HOW IT EFFECTS US ON A DAILY BASICS??? Can anyone answer this? Until they walk in our sweaty bodies, they never will or if they have a close family or friend who suffers to really see the draining impact of life and hyperhidrosis. They will never know how we turn down social events and fear ones we have to attend because they don’t understand or get it!
They will never know how we hide behind closed doors or wear dark clothing to disguise the sweating. How we feel dirty and what it feels like to have to live in wet clothing. To suffer yeast infections on our skin and chaff from the sweating. How afraid we are of having to shake a hand or hold something. How we have to change clothing often and ruin our clothing because of the smell and sweat stains that wont come out. How we slip and slide in shoes or make them so wet and funky we have to replace them often. How normal activities for everyone else turn into a sweaty night mare for us. The fear of hot weather and humidity.
How would they feel, if they walked in our bodies for a week?
Do you think Hyperhidrosis would be more accepted and treated better?
I have a member in the forum the same way as I was a week ago!! Crushed and in tears as she was told she could not have the oral medication they prescribe for this (even though it is not for Hyperhidoris) but used as one of the side effects is less sweating! We take them because of this, regardless of their horrid side effects and dangers of being in prolonged daylight. We take them because they give us some relief and peace of mind from the endless sweating. Just like we do with hundreds of needles if WE ARE GRANTED, Botox or Dysport as a treatment for this. The only treatment currently to give us a few months break and less of the horrible side effects but it is like liquid gold, hard to get! Do we blame the manufacturer or maybe Doctors or even the public for making it this way? It is seen as a cosmetic procedure for vanity but what can give SUFFERERS OF HYPERHIDROSIS relief we are denied!
What can I tell her?!
I can give her the support and comfort she deserves as she is a beautiful human being who suffers and has become a dear friend. She suffers daily not only physically but emotionally as they go hand in hand. The emotional round about we are on daily would swing your head! The thought and preparation of a day in a sufferers life if there is an social event would have you a basket case too!
How do I tell her that everything is going to be OK? How do I tell myself? With not having professionals understanding this skin disease, WHO IS?
I have a big event coming up in two weeks and had to pay for my own treatment, most are not cheap.
I have to give a big shout out to my wonderful Dermatologist in Austin, Dr Daniel Carrasco who does understand and did help at a discounted price.
We need more understanding on this and compassion from professionals. More awareness need to be raised and if your with me let me know and we can fight against this together. There needs to be more cheaper treatments available for us that don’t burn our skin, dry us out or can even cause heat stroke.
I hope you understand and I pray to God that one day we will all get the treatment we deserve while living with this social killer, self confidence drainer and self esteem robber sore, they call HYPERHIDROSIS.Tags: anxiety, botox, clothes, clothing, cranial, dermatologist, disease, embarrassing, excessive sweating, facial, groin, heat, hiperhidrosis, hyperhidrosis, sweat, very sweaty betty
May 31st, 2011Site News
Every month I have a little ritual, especially when I’m burning up inside and pouring with sweat outside. I count the months left until we get to the cooler months. Today my thoughts turn to the second of the traditionally hotter months, June, which begins tomorrow. That can only be a bad thing for us sweaters. But it can also be a good thing. When we’re in June, we have only July, August and September to get through before it starts cooling down to any really helpful degree. This time tomorrow I’ll be sat here thinking “the end of next month we’ll be halfway through the worst of it”. Thinking like that picks me up and helps me to cope with life when I feel like I’m never going to cool down inside and feel ‘normal’ ever again.
I know we shouldn’t wish our lives away but those of us who suffer with Hyperhidrosis tend to do just that – and not particularly care. It’s not as if we really have much of a life: we avoid going to places, events, wish we could hide at work so nobody will notice our sweaty patches and die inside when we catch someone looking at us. Granted some of it is down to paranoia – if we can feel the sweat pouring from our skin then surely it’s visible to other people? Not necessarily so, most people are busy looking at or lost in thought over something else – why would they stare at me for long enough to see my sweat? It’s only when we have any kind of dealing with someone – ie at the checkout, in the bank or post office – that people might possibly notice. I sometimes silently challenge people to notice – and I’m sure some of them do – but I’ve never once had the look of repulsion that I’ve always imagined coming my way. That probably tells you more about me than it does ‘Joe Public’ – I feel revulsion towards myself when I’m dripping with sweat and my clothes are soaked through. It’s just the way it goes, especially if you’re having a ‘down’ day or your hair and scalp haven’t been dry for weeks on end and you’re sticking uncomfortably to your clothes in the middle of a big family ‘do where everyone else is sweat-free and enjoying themselves. Some of my family are aware of my sweating but most of my extended family don’t know. I often wonder what they think of me sitting in the corner – I don’t suppose they imagine for a second that I’m just trying to keep cool because I’m doing my best to avoid looking like a human colander! I’d rather people just think I’m a bit bizarre – because that’s how the sweating makes me feel. I do wonder whether anyone has theories of why I appear so unsociable – I amuse myself by making up scenarios in my head, it’s a great diversionary tactic when I’m wishing the ground would open up beneath my feet!
I always manage to get through these things, the worst part of it is the dread and fear (where have I heard that before?!) in the lead up to that date in my calendar and the anxiety that stays with me until it’s over.
You know when you’re going out on a hot date or a big night out with your friends and you’re beside yourself with excitement? That’s often the best part. For us, the best part is going home, taking off our soggy clothes and throwing our sticky selves into a lovely cool shower with our favourite shower gel as a treat, before putting on our coolest pyjamas with all the windows and doors open as wide as they’ll go – and thinking what a fantastic feeling it is when a challenging day is over and done with, I’m still alive and even better, I’m feeling cool and fresh and clean. Even if it is only until the sun comes up again – but that also means we’ve one day less of Summer. It’s a win-win situation for us!Tags: antiperspirant, cool, dripping, embarrassing, excessive sweating, facial, hands, hyperhidrosis, sweating, very sweaty betty
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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February 18th, 2011Site NewsHere is a guest blog from our very own member Stephanie, she was kind enough to let us post this for all to read. Even your special day can be a night mare when you live with Hyperhidrosis.Thanks again Stephanie, you are a star xxxI’ve been looking through your stories and some made me laugh or wanna cry because I’ve been going through the same stuff for years.It can be so humiliating at times… the face shiny with sweat, clothes darkened with sweat patches, wet spots when you stand up, etc… I can honestly say one moment of total horror turned into something funny (though it’s hard to admit to anyone that though I’m laughing I’m super ashamed).It happened during my wedding last summer. I was dreading being in front of people with Hyperhidrosis making me look awful, but I just sucked it up and did my best. I can’t wear much make up because I’d just sweat it off so I just washed my face put on some eye-liner and lip balm and a little aloe Vera gel that was supposed to keep my skin cool. No coffee or food before the ceremony because that can trigger a flood for me. It wasn’t super hot that morning and for that I was thankful.On the way to city hall I made sure the air-con was turned up high in the car and I took deep breaths and cleared my mind to calm down.
Everything was going great until I sat down in the wedding room next to my fiancé, within 5 minutes I could feel it starting. Slowly my nose and forehead started getting wetter and wetter. I had no handkerchief or anything! The only thing I had was my bouquet and fiancé (neither of which wipe up sweat so good).Since I was a distance from the guests I just tried to inconspicuously use my finger tips in what I was praying looked like me fixing my hair or scratching or something of the sort, but it didn’t stop in spite of the room being air conditioned.I whispered to my fiance asking if he had a handkerchief? But no, he didn’t!!!… Then obviously they noticed me wiping, my brother in law stood up and offered me his handkerchief. I could have died of shame!I took it gratefully and dabbed at my nose first and then my forehead though I really just wanted to wipe my whole face back and forth (I wonder how that would have looked in the video!?).Then here is where it got weird for me, the lady officiating our wedding got me a whole box of tissues and said it was OK for me to cry and I quote, “It’s OK, you can cry a river because it’s your big day”.
It took a moment to hit me then I realised that the way I was wiping the sweat off my nose looked like I was wiping tears from my eyes so everyone thought I was crying.I guess that’s better than them thinking what an icky sweaty bride I was. Not to mention that even if they said it I wouldn’t have understood because I got married in the Netherlands to a Dutchman and most of his family speak only Dutch.The ceremony was bilingual because my Dutch isn’t so good yet. So I worried that if they commented about the sweat it would go right over my head! Ha!In the wedding video it really does look like I’m wiping off tears. Only my husband knew what was up. At some point during the ceremony my face didn’t sweat so much but my hands just got worse and very cold and I started worrying about standing up and having my silk ivory dress a shade darker around my behind. My husband must have seen my worry because he took my hand, sweat and all and said it would be ok.It was OK, (no wet butt!!) After the ceremony when I shook hands with lots of people starting with the official she commented that my hands were freezing and maybe they should have turned the air-con down (I was thinking hell no, I’ll melt!).
Hyperhidrosis has embarrassed me for most of my life and it almost ruined my wedding day! (I was seriously contemplating taking a break in the middle of my vows to get cool and dry… how would that have looked?).Thank God for people thinking I was crying instead because now that it’s in the past I can laugh at it and not feel super bad.I’d like to say that after that day I got over the fear of being in front of people even with my Hyperhidrosis.Honestly, Hyperhidrosis still controls a lot of stuff in my life, from where I sit in a room, to if I go out to parties or talk to people or shake hands.When I was younger I used to be so confident, talking to a room full of people or being the centre of attention wasn’t a big deal. Since the Hyperhidrosis started and has progressively gotten worse, I’m too ashamed to do things that involve other people looking at me.I feel like it’s robbing me of control over my life! Do you guys feel the same sometimes?
Sorry for the super long post but I was just dying to vent for the first time in my life to people who know just how much this sucks.Stephanie posted this on our FaceBook Private Group, again, “Thanks” .Tags: antiperspirant, awful, axillar, big day, clothes, cry, disease, dress, embarrassing, excessive sweating, facial, guest blog, horror, humiliating, hyperhidrosis, shiny, special, stephanie, stress, sweat, sweating, wedding
December 24th, 2010Site News
Another in our guest blogging series. This time the blog concentrates on a whole family’s experiences with Klima Products for their various personal fights with Hyperhidrosis.
Our thanks to go Klima for very kindly supplying the products.
Klima antiperspirant spray:
My name is Tim. I have always sweat more than usual. It was sometimes annoying, but I learned to live with it. What else are you going to do? I sweat excessively on my feet, chest, back, head and armpits. I don’t believe it is all that much more than others until someone points it out. More often, I just sweat in situations where normally someone wouldn’t sweat. I am 37 year old and in recent years, I have learned from a friend that we have a condition called Hyperhidrosis. My friend recently introduced me to a product from Klima to help reduce the sweating. I have to admit it works almost too well. When I used the antiperspirant spray from Klima, it completely stopped the sweating on my feet. It mostly stopped sweating on my back and chest as well. After I had used the Klima antiperspirant for a few days in a row, I only had to use it every few days for it to work. I now use it even less often, usually on occasions where I really don’t want to be seen sweating.
Klima HyperDri Facade:
User, my son Ryan. Ryan is 12 years old and sweats excessively on his head and face. I was excited to hear about Facade from a friend because it was made especially for craniofacial hyperhidrosis (facial sweating). I was also excited to try the product out on my son because it is aluminum free and I don’t like over loading my son on aluminum products at such a young age because cancer runs in my family. The first week on the product I only noticed about a 20% decrease in my sons sweating but by the second week it worked a lot better with about a 50% decrease in his sweating but I did notice compensatory sweating on the top of his head. I would like to see Klima produce an aluminum free shampoo that my son could use and cut down on his entire heads sweating. I would also like to see an all over body wash. My son also tried Klima’s Hyperdri antipersperant gel for the body. He applied it under his arms in the morning for 3 weeks. It worked well and kept him dry under the arms for most of the day. It does irritate the skin if applied after a shower. Make sure you wait until completely dry to apply. Ryan also said it burns a little anyway. This product is completely aluminum free as well. The 1.7 oz. bottle only last for about 3 weeks.
Klima HyperDri Freshfoot:
User, my daughter Clare. Clare is 9 yrs old and has sweaty, stinky feet and is starting to show signs of facial sweating. My friend recommended that I try freshfoot gel for Clare’s feet. The product was aluminum free which I love. I would apply the product before she would put on her slip on tennis shoes. I bought a new pair of shoes so that I could tell how well the product was working. She picked a black pair of no tie, slip on, tennis shoes.. After three weeks of using the product her shoes didn’t have the white salt stains that sweat creates and they still smelled pretty good. Her last pair of tennis stunk so bad that I could smell them from the back seat while I was driving and they made me gag. I would always have to buy a new pair of cheap tennis shoes each month because of this. Clare did complain of a slight burn when the gel was first applied and by the end of the bottle of gel her feet started to peel from dryness.
Bone Dri antiperspirant roll on:
User, Jackie age 43. I was given two bottles of this roll on by my neighbor to try. I sweat the most under my arms and bra line. I absolutely LOVED this product. It glided on easily and dried quickly and would keep me dry for 24 hrs. I would even spread it under my breasts. It worked great!! The 2 bottles only lasted about 5 weeks though.
Klima’s YouTube videos
Klima Antiperspirant Deodorant
Klima Stop Hand Sweating
Klima Sweaty Hand Solutions
Direct links to Klima’s YouTube videosTags: antiperspirant, cranial, excessive sweating, facial, feet, hiperhidrosis, klima, treatment, underarms
October 21st, 2010Site News
- ETS was banned in Sweden – it’s birthplace – in 2003 after overwhelming complaints of side effects and disabilities resulting from the surgery.
- 51% of ETS patients have reported a decreased quality of life.
- Sympathectomy can have adverse changes in how your nerves function and alters many bodily functions including lungs, eyes, heart rate, heart stroke volume as well as the autonomic nervous system. This means your brain may be unable to make the normal automatic adjustments to your environment, emotions, everyday stimuli etc.
- ETS interrupts messages from your brain that would normally travel to many of your organs, glands and muscles. In fact, your brain will be unable to communicate with a significant proportion of your body once the surgery has taken place.
- Studies have shown that ETS surgery physically causes psychological changes.
- A common side effect of nerves damaged (in ETS) re-sprouting is known as Frey’s syndrome. This triggers abnormal facial sweating and excessive sweating when eating. Even the smell of something can trigger excessive sweating as the signals to the brain are mixed up.
- You may well notice changes in sweating throughout the rest of your body – 25-75% of people experience this.
- One Compensatory Sweating (CS) study shows that as many as 30.9% of people suffer from severe sweating – and around a quarter of those patients described the side effect as ‘major and disabling’.
- Finnish Health Care Authorities have produced a 40 page review that ETS is associated with ‘significant and long term side effects’.
- Chronic pain can develop after surgery due to damage of nerves. This pain can’t be cured as once nerves have been damaged, there’s no way of reversing it.
- Some ETS patients need to have a pacemaker fitted after surgery as their heart rate slows down considerably and dangerously.
- Reversal must be performed within a few days/weeks but it’s wise not to expect to recover to pre-ETS health as the chances are so slim they’re almost non-existent.
- One study has shown an increase in sweating by ETS patients – by comparing before and after results.
- Be prepared to stop exercising – your ability may well be diminished after having ETS.
- ETS has a far too high rate of regret attached – one study of patients shows a very low rate of satisfaction in 28% of people.
These facts and figures all stack up, the risks are significant – Russian Roulette springs to mind – at best it’s a huge gamble. As these statistics are so damning, why is ETS actually still an option outside Sweden? Why are some surgeons ignoring these studies and claiming ETS has a 100% rate of success? My own thought on that final question is yes, technically speaking, ETS cures sweaty hands. Omitting to relay the rest of the information is hardly the sign of a trustworthy professional in my book.
For the full article, please click here.Tags: anxiety, banned, compensatory sweating, disease, down below, dripping, ets, excessive sweating, facial, facts, figures, groin, hands, hyperhidrosis, misleading, private area, statistics, surgeons, trunk
October 18th, 2010Site News
We were up bright and early that Saturday morning, drank some coffee and got myself ready, thought no point in really styling my hair as it’s going to be a mess with sweat from the anxiety that was building up over having facial and cranial Botox.
The drive to Austin was about an hour and half and even though it was early that Saturday morning in June the sun had some punch and I was hot by the time we pulled up into the parking lot of Dr Carrasco’s office. The temperature gauge in the car reads 87 degrees.
The walk from the parking lot to the office I could feel my anxiety rise, I kept telling myself to stop being silly it is not really a long, painful procedure and to remind myself of the relief I get from having this done.
Walked into the very modern, stylish waiting room, the staff are so nice and friendly, they make you feel welcome the moment you walk in. I sign in and the receptionist tells me to take a seat and Dr Carrasco will be with me soon.
We sit there, the air conditioner is on and it is lovely and cool I relax a while pick up a pamphlet on skin cancer and proceed to read. My phone vibrates I check it and it is from Beverly telling me news of another Hyperhidrosis group starting and the stealing all our members!!! I feel the panic begin and my anxiety getting worse. I did not however read the end of the email where she proceeds to say it’s a joke to help get me more anxious to show my sweating. Sweating at this point is essential as it helps Dr Carrasco locate my sweat glands to make the most of my Botox injections. Ironically, if I didn’t sweat at this point, the Botox would be hit-and-miss and doubtless wouldn’t work. I was called back into the procedure room by the assistant and could not at this time get back in touch with naughty Beverly!
Her email worked, I was sweating bad. The assistant took my vitals and asked if there was any change in history in my health. Dr Carrasco came in and we talked for a while and he explained about the procedure that was happening today. I was having facial, cranial Botox done. He left as his assistant continued to do the starch and iodine test on me, this is to show exactly where the sweat glands are and the areas of severe sweating. Once the starch is over the iodine it turns black. After a few minutes Dr Carrasco comes back in and takes a look at me. Seems I sweat worse on one side than the other.
The assistant gets me cleaned up and ready for the procedure. The tension is bad, I can feel myself locking up but Dr Carrasco talks to me and this calms me down. He tells me where to expect the sticks from the needle and says probably will be around 100 or more sticks on my forehead, hair line and scalp. I take a big breath, he places his hand on my arm as asks, “Are you ready, Anne?” I say, “As ready as I ever be!” I close my eyes as the first needle goes into my forehead, the first few hurt and sting but they go in so fast and just below the skin so after a few you forget it and it is over within 30 minutes.
I get cleaned up after, removing the dried blood (tiny amounts where the needle went in) and the starch and iodine. The areas which have had the Botox are sore at first and there can be some swelling and bruising. I noticed that I had slight swelling and head aches for the first few days. This is a normal side effect from having Botox. Dr Carrasco told me it can take up to a week or so to start seeing it work. I ask him how long with this last? He replied anywhere from 4-7 months, could even be longer, people break it down differently, it all depends on your own antibodies. Also with having facial Botox the muscle in the forehead is the largest and this will be temporary paralyzed from the Botox and will feel heavy and stiff.
We chat about future treatments and talked about doing my armpits as this is another area that really troubles me with sweating, sweat marks so bad that I leave salt lines.
We hug and shake hands and I say my thank you’s and see you soon.
Walk out of the building and my face is sore, we grab some breakfast so I can take an anti inflammatory to help with the pain and swelling. I can feel after a hour or so the Botox already working as my forehead gets stiffer, by the end of the day my forehead is feeling so heavy and feels like my eyelids are drooping and heavy.
After a week the Botox fully kicks in and it is the best treatment of all regardless how hot it is or humid my forehead is not sweating at all. I don’t have sweat dripping down into my eyes stinging them. I am able to style my hair and wear makeup and not look or feel like a freak! My hair line is also dry and areas of my cranial. However places of my back hair line are sweating but this I wipe away with a facial towel. To have the freedom of a sweat free forehead and head is the best feeling of all.
After the weeks go on I notice I have no movement of my eyebrows and can not raise my forehead. Now completely frozen, my forehead becomes quite the conversation piece and friends try to make you raise your eyebrows. It seems very strange at first but after about a month of so this eases and now it has been four months I have movement again in my eyebrows and some of my forehead. This means my antibodies are breaking the Botox up, but if it gets me through the hottest part of the summer here in South Texas I will gladly go back again and again to be sweat free for a while and feel normalish again.Tags: botox, cranial, dermatologist, facial, hyperhidrosis, sweat glands, sweating, treatment