July 27th, 2012Site News
What does underarm sweat have to do with armpit acne?
Not a topic for everyday casual conversation. More often than not, this part of our bodies is a cause of insecurity—despite what the deodorant commercials show, most of us probably wouldn’t dare lift our underarms into the air so unselfconsciously particularly on a hot day in public. It’s also a source of inconvenience for women, as most of our fashion choices (sleeveless, cap sleeves, or long sleeves?) end up hinging on the state of our armpits. Of all the body parts we possess, this is one of those parts that tend to make us stressed out in an already-stressed out life.
Maintaining the hygiene of our underarms is as important as maintaining the hygiene for the rest of our bodies, as it is of the most sensitive parts. But many of us, in the hastiest of our lifestyles, usually focus on only two grooming aspects—keeping our underarms hair-free (especially for women), and keeping them from smelling. So we shave, spray, and use roll-ons with abandon, but fail to realize that improper care can cause skin trouble to our armpits.
Armpit acne is caused by a myriad of things. Certain fabrics and underarm products can irritate the skin. Improper shaving can result in “razor bumps”. But most commonly, armpit acne is caused, like the pimples on our faces, by the clogging of the pores with oil and bacteria. When left untreated, armpit acne can worsen and turn into serious skin problems.
Damp armpits don’t just increase the chances of body odor, but also traps bacteria. Combined with dirt from the air and the oils our bodies naturally possess, the skin becomes inflamed and becomes a pimple. These pimples can become painful, and are often filled with pus.
Inability to control underarm sweating when you’ve developed one of these can lead to the pimple sticking around for a very long time, as the sweat continues to feed bacteria into the wound. Thus, the sweat glands in your underarm may end up become inflamed and infected. To prevent this, it is important to always keep our armpits clean and dry by using powders, or by regularly wiping sweat away. Many people would opt for antiperspirants, but this can end up worsening things as antiperspirants themselves clog pores to keep sweat from coming out. Badly clogged armpits can result in the inflammation of the sweat glands causing abscesses, which are infections caused by staph bacteria and require medical attention in order to heal.
Damp armpits also cause skin rashes on hot, humid days. Known as heat rashes, these are red, itchy rashes caused by the heat and the material of your clothing. Sometimes, the rashes develop whiteheads. On such days, you’ll want to wear light, airy fabrics that enable the breeze to pass through your clothes easily, eliminating sweat and odor constantly. You also want to avoid shaving, as improper shaving can cause hair follicles to be trapped under the skin causing irritation.
Armpit acne can be treated by bathing thoroughly and regularly, using creams and soaps containing salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide that dry out pimples and pus. It is important to dry your underarms properly after showering to prevent dampness. Pimple creams created for facial use can be used safely on underarms. As these dry out even unaffected skin, always use a non-greasy moisturizing lotion afterwards. Cutting down on greasy food is also advisable in order to prevent overproduction of oil in our systems. When using deodorants, it’s best to go for a hypoallergenic one without fragrances that can further irritate the skin. When armpit acne is severe, though, do not hesitate to approach your dermatologist, who can provide prescription medicines suiting your current needs.
We don’t have to get to that point, though. Maintaining proper hygiene can keep us from developing armpit acne in the first place. Other additional tips for proper underarm care include exfoliating occasionally, using light scrubs in order to remove dead skin cells and lingering dirt. A regular routine of underarm hair removal through methods like waxing, plucking, or using depilatory creams is also advised in order to prevent BO. With a little effort and dedication, your underarms don’t have to be your enemy anymore.
Author bio:Tags: acne, axillar, axillary, help, hyperhidrosis, stress, sweat, treatment, underarm
Beth Coleman is a Gym Junkie, a Vegan, she never eats meet and the likes. She also has a passion in cooking and formulating vegan recipes.Follow her adventures on her Twitter.
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 16th, 2011Site News
AWARENESS on our disease.
When you see a Doctor or specialist most do not know the impact this has on us on the daily basics. They fob us off with yet another aluminum chloride treatment which burns your skin, sometimes leaving it so sore and takes weeks to heal.
Some of us have to educate the Doctor about Hyperhidrosis as they look at you blankly!!! I honestly don’t think much has changed in the last 5-10 years! I am in a constant argument with my Doctors for Botox as this is the only treatment that does give me relief. I dry out to much on oral medications and feel worse being on them.
Do you think we will ever get the awareness on this??? We see the clinical strength out on the market and I have read them all, only one says you may have Hyperhidrosis!!!! One out of lots!!! Adverts never tell you about it or commercials, the woman whom show there pits dry and arms up have never suffered from a days sweat or constantly worrying about it.
Who is ready to write a day in a life of a sufferer? I am and I will post them on the front page of our website for all to see. It is about time. Does not have to be long, just how it really is.
If you are interested then PM me, or drop Beverly a line email@example.com please put in topic line, GUEST BLOG A DAY IN A LIFE OF A SUFFERER. Or what you would like to be changed for the better of us, any ideas or suggestions will not be ignored.
We are the ones who can only help make the change, tell your Doctors and Medical staff how it really is, ask them to try the awful treatments they give us….
LOTS OF LITTLE VOICES CAN MAKE ONE BIG ONE XXXXXTags: disease, excessive sweat, excessive sweating, hyperhidrosis, medical, products, stress, sweat
November 8th, 2011Site News
I really hope this inspires you all, it did for me. Thank you again my dearest friend, Denise, what a talent in writing you have and for sharing this great info and inspiration with us.
Last night I was watching the news and saw a story about a book: Our Bodies Ourselves, it was the 40th anniversary of the original publishing of the book. 40 years, wow, I have a copy of it and I had forgotten how much flap there was about the book back then. But there was a real bruhaha over this book and it was just a small group of women who started it. The horror of it all, a group of women, the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective had the unmitigated gall to gather information from women, about their own bodies, sharing information even Doctors were not giving their patients, and publish a book so millions of women would have access to information about their own bodies. There was a series of interviews (on the news) by many from so long ago, and some recent. Dr. Susan Love was talking about how this book was what in fact drove her when she was in medical school. As a student Susan Love was learning what was being taught to up and coming Ob/gyns, and it was sorely lacking.
This may be surprising to some, but to others, not so much. I believe the medical profession would prefer to go back to the good old days when any “female” complaint was simply treated with leaches. Fortunately, women are no longer banned from higher education allowed and vote, so it is highly unlikely that will happen. But at least it gives us a point of reference for what we are dealing with: The Medical Community.
Sometime ago I read a blog entitled: A Diary of a Dying Mom, by Michele Mayer. Michele Mayer started as a nurse, then went on to pursue a Masters and a Doctorate in Public Health, which earned her the title of Doctor. She was not a physician, but had achieved a rather lofty status, not that it helped her much. It took her over 6 years to be correctly diagnosed as having Scleroderma.
Repeatedly doctors told her she did not have this disease, and she honestly did not want it. There is no cure for Scleroderma, what it does is turn the skin into an exoskeleton, as well as vital organs, it is an autoimmune disease that starts up for no apparent reason. There is a medical term that indicates unknown origin, that escapes me at this moment…Idiopathic, is the term. At any rate, if you have the time to read it, you should read this blog. Yes, Michele Mayer died about 2 years ago, but what the lesson is: she lived, and battled the medical profession every step of the way, along with a disease that eventually took her life. Michele Mayer presented a paper detailing what is is to be a “difficult patient,” and how proud she was of it. Going against “the doctor” is not pleasant ; getting a doctor to listen to the patient is almost impossible.
SHOULD WE ALL WRITE A CHAPTER WHAT LIVING WITH HYPERHIDROSIS REALLY IS AND SELF PUBLISH IT?
Would it help? I CAN GET NO RESPONSE! I have written Dr. Love about Hyperhidrosis, I have written Dr. Oz. No response. That is all I get: nothing. But I am going to keep writing letters, in an attempt to be heard. Occasionally I go back and reread Michele Mayer’s paper on being “a difficult patient” and keep on, because I can. Hyperhidrosis is still a better card to draw than Scleroderma any day of the week.
I admire Denise as she stays so strong and refuses to give up. I also am battling with raising awareness on this, I feel like I hit brick walls daily. No one ever gets back to you or even members wont help. Were not asking a lot, a short story, blog on how it is to live with this skin disease daily. We are suffer daily and why not help ourselves along the path to get better treatment, a Doctor or medical staff who are trained to help us.
I’m tired of being fobbed off with another oral med that is not even related to my Hyperhidrosis, living in a fog from the side effects or another harsh topical treatment that burns our skin. PLEASE HELP.
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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October 25th, 2011Site News
It has been a while since my last confession, err I mean post!…Just joshing I have brought up a very important subject and I think once you know what your MAIN TRIGGERS are you may be able to avoid or have your Hyperhidrosis under better control.
We have been chatting about it on our wonderful forum and Private Facebook page, we all seem to complain about the same things!!!!
If you have just been diagnosed with Hyperhidrosis then this is the place to be and find out what can help you and what not to do, plus our friendly members and us the volunteers behind it all, with out us there would not be a VSB, I thank each and every one of you from the bottom of mine (Anne), Beverly and Kris’s hearts. For making it a special place to come and find the support you need while living with this awful affliction.
They are out there and we do digest most of them daily with out even giving it another thought or sit on it or try to avoid it.
I would love the input on this and if I miss any out please add to my Trigger list.
What turns me on the most is,
Lotions, hand creams or bubble bath,
hot showers or baths,
Time of the month for our Lady members,
Menopause, pre monopause,
Our # 1 hate of all is , Plastic chairs or anything plastic or vinyl…this is one of our huge pet hates! Ban the plastic chair !!!
While suffering from TRIGGERS it is best to recognize them and try to avoid them or adjust them, for example, I love coffee, instead of drinking it hot I have compromised and now drink it cold with ice. Does not trigger me as fast and I have really come to enjoy it. Cut down on that spicy curry that makes you sweat from head to toe, spicy is not a HH’s friend and will make you break a sweat and turn bright red from chest to face.
Hand creams or body lotions, potions and all can be awful for us also, especially the woman as we tend to get sucked into it more than men, plus if you live in a dry winter climate the need of these is vital. I do find that if I do lotion up after a shower in a matter of ten minutes it is sliding off me and face cream always is a challenge for me!! I tend to get so much sweat under my eyes and top lip that I can’t apply any concealer or powder. (Can’t wear foundation as that just slides off too!)
One of our worst is every day life, in a social society we live in, we can’t always avoid this or hide away with a fan blasting on us…we have to use our savie and do the best we can, there are ways of concealing your sweating so others can not detect it. (Lots of hints and tips on our forum.)
Anxiety, stress as it comes hand in hand with Hyperhidrosis….rather like what came first, the chicken or the egg theory? What came first for us? The sweating or the stress that made us sweat? Rather a catch 22, or did they both arrive together? Give that some pondering.
With Christmas around the corner we all know that Christmas staff parties will begin and so on, we have to attend at least one. I don’t know about you but I cringe and want to say, “No way, I am not going” But I have to at least one. The panic begins….full blown sweat on on what can I wear, will they see my soggy mess? Can I please just go with a paper bag on my head? In reality, No we can’t. We have to think outside the box and think of how our HH will behave.
What I am trying to tell you is know what triggers you, write it down, could be something I have missed. Once you know your main ones than avoid them if your in the social eye and this will help your self esteem and confidence.
Ohh, Halloween is around the corner and finally I get to wear a mask or a paper bag on my head so no one sees the sweat, is that a trick or a treat?
Come on in and discover so much more at our forum, we are now installing a chat room to talk privately about your sweaty bits and bobs, hope to see you there.
Anne, Beverly and Kris xxx
October 7th, 2011Site News
Meeting someone new is always a big thing, no matter who you are. Sometimes, even meeting people you already know can be nothing short of a nightmare, especially if you suffer with Hyperhidrosis. In fact, when you have an embarrassing illness, the stress involved in meeting anyone new for the first time can be enough to put you right off. I don’t have to point out that meeting a new potential partner is one of the biggest things you’ll ever do, this could be the person you spend the rest of your life with.
This subject has come up a few times lately. It seems love is quite possibly in the air! Some of our members have recently mentioned a potential new romance on the horizon. I think it’s probably got something to do with the cooler weather, it seems to go a long way to make us feel better about ourselves. Summer is incredibly stressful and we pretty much live to get through it as intact as we possibly can. It’s always a huge relief when September arrives, we know there’s around six months before we start hotting up again.
With all that pressure on you, one of the first things that will go through your mind (especially in the warmer weather) is your Hyperhidrosis. Will you sweat when you’re on a date? When should you tell the other person? What would you tell the other person? How will they deal with it?
Well, I can’t really answer the final question because the truth is, it’s not for everyone. The chances are that you probably have an 90/10 chance they will be fine with it. Most people won’t have a problem with it. Before my HH kicked in really badly, it used to come and go. When it went, I’d not give it a second thought. During one of the ‘dry’ times, for a few weeks/months I had a boyfriend who suffered with it. We’d hold hands, I’d wipe mine down my jeans when we stopped holding hands. It didn’t occur to me to mind. I vaguely remember ‘the conversation’ we had about it, I’m sure it went something like “why are you hands always wet?”. Him: shrugged “I dunno”. Me: “oh”. And that was that. There are some who can’t deal with it, but that’s life, it’s nobody’s fault. We need to see it for what it is, honesty. It’s one of those ‘take it on the chin’ things. Chances are, with those odds, you may not even have to deal with a moment like that. Even if you do, you’re not alone. But, when do you mention it, and how?
Timewise, there are two ways of doing this. You can either be up front and lay your cards on the table. The advantages are that if the person does have a problem with it, you can walk away from the person without having spent the time fretting about how they’d take it – and maybe even getting to like them. The only real disadvantage is that at this point in your relationship, they don’t know you. This would immediately put you at a disadvantage and maybe even give the sweating a chance to dictate the outcome rather than you being in control. The person might get the impression that it’s a big thing in your life – and if they think you see it as a problem, then you’re taking the chance that they will, too.
The other option is to take it as it comes. I call this the ‘mermaid/merman’ technique. You can call it what you like, but if someone asks you why you have wet hair or wet hands, it helps me to give it a ‘nice’ name. Just the word ‘Hyperhidrosis’ sounds depressing to me. Replying with “Oh, that! I’m a mermaid!” sounds more confident and less like I have a problem – and doesn’t bring the mood down. There’s only so much you need to tell anyone and it’s just another ice-breaker. Only say what you’re comfortable with.
I’ve tried both ways and I’m more comfortable with the this technique. The advantages are – you’ve come to like each other and they might see past the sweating side of things a little easier because they have had a bit of time to get to know you. You’re also not imparting that it’s a disproportionate issue for you. Even if it feels it sometimes is, things do change. There are new products coming on the market on an almost weekly basis. Scientists are currently looking into isolating the faulty gene that causes this – once they’ve done that, chances are it’s a matter of time before they can work out an effective treatment or maybe even a cure. You can’t rely on a cure though, you still need to be realistic. It would be an amazing bonus if it happens.
As for when the time is right, well, that’s completely down to you. You’ll have got to know the person a bit better by this time, even if it is only three or four dates in, you’ll know you like each other by now, so it’s just a case of picking your moment. Waiting for the topic to come up naturally can often be the best way. It will tell them that you have the confidence to deal with it and you don’t let it dictate to you. Obviously as time goes on, they’ll get to know how it really is for you. Whatever you do, do it with confidence. You know what they (I always wonder who ‘they’ are) the more confident you pretend to be, the more confident you’ll feel. That is one of the biggest attractions we could offer a potential new partner. You are you, your HH is just ‘something that happens’ to you that you have little control over. Don’t let it sabotage the good stuff.Tags: anxiety, disease, dripping, excessive sweating, hyperhidrosis, stress, support, sweat, sweating, sweaty, very sweaty betty
September 22nd, 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. ”
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September 4th, 2011Site News
I’m going to give it a go. I’ve been meaning to do it for some time (my doctor thinks I may have Coeliac/Celiac’s disease) but I’ve had so much on that I’ve not had the time to research going gluten free, nor have I had the energy to do anything about making anything more than toast or cereal, thanks to the Fibromyalgia/Polymyalgia/Adenomyosis. Hopefully now it’s starting to cool down a bit I will have a little more impetus.
Today I found a blog, I wasn’t doing anything but doing something I’ve not had time to do for ages – having half an hour’s pure unadulterated surfing, carefree and following interesting looking links! I came across something that has summed up a huge part of the internet over the last five years. I call it the dark-side of the net – it’s people who have such sad little lives that they feel they have the God-given right to issue death threats, speak abusively about the subject’s life, appearance and even their children. Sick individuals who, for some reason, feel so consumed by their hatred that there’s nothing they wouldn’t say. I almost wept when I read one such comment – “I hope a paedophile gets your child”. I know, it’s unbelievable and unforgivable. All that on one woman’s blog and recipe site about being gluten free.
I’m really glad I found the blog, I’m now going to take my doctors orders and see if I can’t help my hyperhidrosis – and my general health – by going gluten free. There’s a lot of evidence to suggest that rethinking your diet will help your sweating, you only have to google “hyperhidrosis gluten” to find link after link after link.
Many thanks to Shauna James Ahern for many things – her outlook on life, her dedication to her gluten-free way of life, her blog and recipes – and most of all, to her unhinged ‘haters’ whom without, I would never have found this lovely lady or the momentum to sort out my diet.
Now, who’s up for going gluten free? See if we can’t kick Hyperhidrosis’ butt together?Tags: anxiety, diet, disease, embarrassing, excessive sweating, gluten, gluten free, hyperhidrosis, skin, stress, support, thank you, thanks
August 20th, 2011Site News
Right. This is a particular bugbear for me. Because I sweat from my scalp to my toes, it’s a battle trying to find products that don’t slide off when I get a sweat on, and lots of other nuances.
What products have you found that work with you rather than against you? Do you have a beauty regime that works? If so, please share it with the rest of us because we all need help on the best products and methods of use! The challenge is, the cheaper the better! If there’s one thing that us lot have an abundance of, it’s tried and dumped-in-the-cupboard products that have set us back a lot of money!
My product agony…Tags: annoying, beauty, cream, dripping, embarrassing, excessive sweating, hair, hyperhidrosis, moisturiser, oil, products, shampoo, shower gel, slide off, stress
I’ll start on my scalp! Because my scalp rarely dries for three or four months in the Summer, it gets particularly flaky. I’ve tried every type of shampoo you can think of and 99% of them make my scalp sore, extra flaky and brings me out in blisters/dermatitis. I’m currently using DHC Scalp Moisturising shampoo, I’m dreading the day it stops working for me, or they discontinue it. I have no idea what I’ll do then. Hair styling products often only help make me hotter and sweat more as it’s just another layer between my skin and the air.
Face. Moisturisers often make matters worse. Some of them sit on your skin rather than absorb fully. The worst ones are the thick creamy ones, not only do they slide off and stop the air getting to your skin, they mix with the sweat and get slimy. Many times I’ve started sweating heavily and put my hand up to wipe my face and been covered in slimy moisturising cream. Lotions are slightly better but these days I tend to stick to using a serum at night and moisturise with a drop of oil morning and night time. Jojoba oil is good, extra virgin olive oil etc. You can also clean your face with these oils, mad as it sounds. Because our skin loses it’s valuable oils where we sweat and wipe so much, oil is probably the best thing to clean it with. Always use an astringent – I use witch hazel and tea tree oil (I mix them myself, so much cheaper) which helps to minimise pores and therefore the sweating.
Underarms – again I find I sweat off antiperspirants and deodorants. The best way of making sure they stick to the skin is making sure you’re thoroughly dry and even use a little talc to make sure there’s no little damp patches before applying the product. I find sticks work best for me as they don’t need time to dry.
Body. There’s no way on this planet I can ever use a body lotion or butter ever again. I’ve tried everything. The time I used aqueous cream was by far the worst. I showered and slapped it on in the morning and by the time I’d walked to work, my clothes were soaked through (the cream made me hotter and sweat more) and stained and sticky. I didn’t stop sweating. It was a nightmare. I ended up going home with a migraine because I’d fretted so badly. I cried all the way home, showered and slept the rest of the day away. Now I use oil, same as on my face. I can’t use baby oil because it’s so thick but jojoba or ev olive oil is fine. The dry oil body sprays are great too.
Feet. I use nothing on the soles of my feet, unless I’m putting heel cream on at bedtime. My heels are badly cracked so I use the Avon pedi-wipes and then just slap on cracked heel balm. I rub it in all over my feet because I know I’ll be getting a shower in the morning. Do be careful if you’re a fellow wearer of Crocs, Crocs and just moisturised slippy feet aren’t the best combination!