Treatments - Anti-Perspirants
A subgroup of deodorants, antiperspirants, prevent odor and reduce sweat produced by parts of the body.
Use in PC
Anti-perspirants help keep feet from sweating. Apply at night. PCers have recommended Dry Sol (prescription) or Certain Dri (over-the-counter).
Drysol (brand name for aluminum chloride hexahydrate) is a prescription medication commonly prescribed for excessive sweating. A fairly common problem, excessive sweating can be limited to the armpits, but often affects the palms and soles of the feet as well. Once a person has tried several different kinds of over-the-counter antiperspirants without success, doctors often recommend Drysol.
Drysol is reported to work in 80 percent of the people who use it for excessive sweating. Doctors generally recommend applying it to problem areas after drying the skin completely. Wearing it only at bedtime and then washing it off in the morning with plain water reduces the chance of skin irritation.
Antiperspirants are the choice for controlling wetness, since the most common active ingredients, aluminum compounds, block the pores to inhibit the release of sweat and help absorb odor-causing moisture. However, for people have been diagnosed with axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating of the underarms) or who feel that they suffer from excessive perspiration on a regular basis or occasionally, due to stress, occupation, etc., there is:
Certain Dri Anti-Perspirant Roll-On:
This doctor-recommended, non-prescription product is applied several times a week at bedtime.
According to an independent survey, a majority of dermatologists prefer the Certain Dri® formula for treating hyperhidrosis or excessive perspiration, over the formulae in all the other anti-perspirants combined.
Certain Dri® is colorless, fragrance free and has been categorized as safe and effective in the ongoing review of non-prescription drugs by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Because of its therapeutic ingredient, Certain Dri® is used differently from all other anti-perspirants.
It is applied sparingly at bedtime, and it will not wash off after bathing/showering.
In many cases, the user will discover that it will not be necessary to apply Certain Dri® every night to control the problem.
Certain Dri Anti-Perspirant is available with 12 percent aluminum chloride, the active ingredient used in prescription anti-perspirants. Because Certain Dri® is water-based (vs. alcohol-based like its prescription competitors), it is available without a doctor’s prescription.
If you prefer a solid application there is New! Certain Dri® Solid Anti-Perspirant
Created specifically to complete the line of Certain Dri antiperspirant products for those who want the same 72-hour protection from excessive underarm perspiration in a solid application.
The product is specially-formulated to provide everyday, all-day dryness for those who suffer from excessive underarm perspiration.
Certain Dri® Solid Anti-Perspirant contains 25% aluminum sesquichlorohydrate (Anhydrous). It is the only over-the-counter antiperspirant with this ingredient, which is more effective than the aluminum zirconium formula found in over-the-counter solid antiperspirants that are labeled “clinical strength.”