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.
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
September 19th, 2010Site News
Have been chatting with a new member and her insight to what may be helping her HH!
Please read and let me know if any of you have tried this?
Tags: cool, coolwrapps, down below, dripping, dry, effective, excessive sweating, groin, help, hyperhidrosis, natural, private area, puddles, simple, sweating, sweaty, taboo, very sweaty betty, vsb, wrapps
Hyperhidrosis, heat, humidity and hormones! Can we find a balance for happiness? Review of Klima products0September 13th, 2010Site News
I have been so down in the dumps the last few weeks since returning back from my trip home in England. I have not been there in almost 10 years and growing up in a small South East Village as a child I could not wait to leave.
However now being in my late 30′s I see England in a whole different way. While home I enjoyed the cooler weather and cooler evenings, the humidity got to me a few days but nothing like living here in South Texas USA. How I long for cooler pastures which one day will be, but for now I have to make the most of what I have and the daily battle with HPYERHIDROSIS.
Most days I wake up wet! My head, neck, chest and back will be sweaty, I have a ceiling fan constantly blowing and two stationary fans in the bedroom blowing on me! I know the experts say you don’t sweat at night but I know I do and there is a condition called SLEEP HYPERHIDROSIS. I may be already going through the beginning of MENOPAUSE which can make sweating worse night or day? I find that when it’s that awful time again my sweating gets worse. I think hormones are to blame for the added heat and sweat each month.
Beverly swears by the CHILLOW ( pillow), you can find these in our VSB SHOP. I am thinking of investing in one as she claims they keep your head cool and she is sweat free.
I then help the girls get ready for school and drink an iced coffee! I can no longer drink HOT drinks, these speed me up and I just pour of sweat!! I am just miserable regardless if I’m in air conditioned or outside.
After seeing my girls off to school I start cleaning up, may be a quick sweep, dust, clean bathrooms the normal daily chores and after about 20 min into this I will start dripping from the back of my head, (hairline) then the sweat moves down my chest, armpits, groin, and feet will be soaked. I also suffer with facial and chest blushing, looks like I have been out in the sun all day!
The things we face daily, it can cripple our EMOTIONS, SELF CONFIDENCE AND SELF ESTEEM, regardless if your a Male or Female.
After the fight of my morning sweat I then take a cooler shower. This sets my body into spastic mode and I sweat for about another 30-45+ minutes. I have to cool myself down even before I think of makeup and hair. I also take a fan into the bathroom with me just to keep me cooler while applying makeup. Do you find that shampoos, body washes, creams, lotions make you sweat more too?
Being a WOMAN can be a night mare living with HH, as I said it takes me 45+ minutes to cool down before applying any facial creams or makeup. When I am applying cream, this will also set me off and my face will start sweating! Makes applying makeup impossible!
I found a solution to this, my good friend at Klima sent me his new product, www.klimadeodorant.com The product is called Facade and you apply it once a day for the first week, (follow instructions there after) and let it dry and after about 2 weeks I started to notice a reduction in my under eye sweating, nose and lip! Making applying daily makeup easier.
Another thing I noticed was how this product was making my skin feel so smooth and silky. I also noticed it was helping me with my mild acne and open pores. Then after a few weeks I noticed I had less visible wrinkles
This product is wonderful and recommend it to anyone who has facial sweating. It is aluminum free and very gentle on your face, not like the abrasive prescription products that burn and irritate your skin. I have not applied this product to my forehead yet as I had Facial and cranial Botox last June, once it wears off I will be using it.
Also I am excited for my Daughter who has been using Klima Facade on her face, remember it is Aluminum Free so no chemicals being used on someone so young, (13) She noticed after 1 week it was reducing her sweat and after 3 weeks her facial sweating had been reduced by 70% Another advantage to this great product was it cleared up her acne. She was so happy one day and lifted her bangs up and said, “Look, my Zits are going!” I was so happy and said it was probably the Facade that dried them up.
So now I have my makeup on and styling my hair. I then proceed into my wardrobe and stare at my CLOTHING, what to wear? I have to think of what the HUMIDITY and HEAT are going to be?
On a normal day it is HOT here regardless.! Most of my wardrobe consists of black and patterned clothing. It hides a multitude of sins, SWEATING being one of them. I longed to wear colours instead of patterns or dark or black as my AUXILIARY (armpit sweating) was just so bad. I would leave small plate size rings around my armpits, showing through my CLOTHING and EMBARRASSING me, I also left SALT lines on my darker clothing and shoes.
I have been trying klima products for this too and have seen remarkable results! I have been using Hyper Dri another Aluminum Free product in the evening and Bone Dri in the day to keep me sweat free and smelling clean. I used these a few weeks before I went to the UK and while I was in the UK and I did not have an embarrassing problem with sweat marks or salt marks.
I also used their sure foot spray as I tend to ruin shoes, flip flops and slippers on a regular basics, also I tend to have smelly feet from the bacteria. This spray worked really well and you can shower and not have to worry about reapplying it. It did make my feet dry at first but with a good moisturizer you can avoid this. I am able to wear flip flops and not have to worry about ruining them or the smelly bacteria.
After choosing an outfit to wear and finally cooling down I will work on VSB or go out with girl friends and family. I tend to avoid being out in the heat any time I can. I go from an AC van to an AC store.
How we miss the little things in life living with this. I’d love to go for a walk, picnic but can’t in this constant heat. I long for the few weeks of winter here in South Texas. I feel normal for a while and can enjoy the outdoors.
Once kids are home I then cook dinner, this alone makes me sweaty! I tend to bring one of my fans and have that blowing on me. I have to fight for this with my brown poodle, Yogi who suffers too Who said pets don’t suffer, he takes over the fan and ears are flapping.
I find that after eating within minutes I start sweating again, this is caused by GUSTATORY sweating, spices, heat, foods that you digest.
Are we really ever FREE from SWEATING? If you look at your every day life? I know I’m not.
How do we balance life and find happiness living with HYPERHIDROSIS?
We can help you find BALANCE, HAPPINESS, SUPPORT and FRIENDSHIP, right here at VSB, our members make it happen. We are an independent, non-profit organization. All of us are volunteers and all suffer from Hyperhidrosis.
All these products I have spoken about you can find these products at www.klimadeodorant.com They offer a free consultation to helping YOU find the right product for YOUR Hyperhidrosis.
So maybe we can find balance and happiness.
Hope to see you in the forum.
hugs and sweat happens, try not to let it take over you life.
Tags: antiperspirant, anxiety, cranial, disease, dripping, embarrassing, excessive sweat, excessive sweating, facial, groin, heat, hormones, humidity, private area, stress
June 2nd, 2010Site News
One of our fellow HH sufferers has invented an amazing product to help with truncal Hyperhidrosis – excessive sweating in the groin.
Wrapps are super comfortable. They’re made of the softest most absorbent cotton and lined with muslin for extra comfort. You can change into clean dry Wrapps whenever you feel the need. The used Wrapps just go through your normal washing machine programme. How simple is that! I love it!
It attaches to both women’s and men’s underwear and absorbs excess moisture – or even heavy sweating!
During the past countless number of years, I’ve had to live my life in black – black jeans and in the summer, black cotton/linen cropped trousers – as it’s one of the colours that doesn’t show much sweat. Having said that, if I sit on any seat that isn’t made of cloth material (for instance a plastic chair), I always leave my sweaty crotches imprint. I tell you, plastic chairs are the devil’s work.
I’ve tried Denise’s Wrapps and I have to say I’m utterly sold on them. I didn’t know I was wearing them. It’s a bit of a dream come true for me, if I sweat in my groin area, it simply doesn’t show. I’m looking forward to wearing some white or light coloured cropped trousers this summer and might even attempt a dress or skirt. Stranger things have happened. The last time I wore a skirt, I had sweat running down my legs in little rivers, seeping into my shoes for my feet to slide around in. The chafing was so painful and the sheer embarrassment I suffered knowing that someone might spot the rivers was excrutiating.
Another thing I’m looking forward to – fewer yeast infections because my bits are kept nice and dry. My longest bout of thrush was two years. Not on-and-off – it was two long years as in 730 DAYS. Along with my trusty acidophilus capsules, garlic capsules and now the Wrapps, I think my thrush days are completely over. I’ve not had a single tingle in weeks!
Denise ships her Wrapps all over the world and they come in packs of 2, 6 & 12. As they’re made from natural materials, the more you wash them, the softer they become.Tags: absorbent, amazing, coolwrapps, down below, dripping, dry, easy care, excessive sweating, groin, hiperhidrosis, hyperhidrosis, men, parts, private area, product, soft, sweat, sweaty, truncal, trunk, unisex, wet clothes, women, wrapps