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My excess sweating started from about the age of 12, and has caused me tons of embarrassment and self-consciousness over the years - I wore a lot of black to disguise it and I hated taking part in PE or dance lessons because of sweat marks. However Driclor was recommended to me by a friend in my late teens and it has done wonders!
Yes, it does sting like hell when you first put it on, but after the first day of using it, where I managed to stay dry through a whole summers day, I was sold and have been using it regularly ever since. It is a bit more expensive than a regular deodorant, but after you have been using it for a little while you will find you need to use it less and less - i can go a few days without using it and still get all the benefits.
There are a few easy ways to avoid or reduce the stinging - it can be really painful. make sure the application area is well moisturized. If you shave or wax, leave it around 24 hours before applying Driclor, and it will be less irritating.
Also, less is more! The first time I applied it I put on loads and it was agony, I had to get up and wash it off after half an hour. just do a single roll each night so you have time to get used to it, and it will be just as effective and far less painful!
This product is genuinely life changing - I am so much more confident now and don't have to turn down socialising for fear I will be embarassed by my excessive sweating.
This Driclor solution was recommended to me because I suffer from hyper-hydrosis or excessive sweating as a result of an anxiety condition. I mainly perspire heavily under my armpits and although the problem is less severe nowadays it still bothers me enough to want to reduce the level of sweat.
Driclor is a roll on solution which looks like a deodorant. It costs around £6-7 for one bottle of solution but you don't need to apply it everyday so if it works well for you the extra expense may be worth it.
The solution works by gradually forming a gel barrier over sweat glands. Sweat is then reabsorbed into the body and is flushed through your system.
Unfortunately I have not had a great experience with the product. The Driclor solution is like a translucent, watery liquid which has an unpleasant smell. It's a very sharp, chemically smell which I really dislike. I found the solution takes quite a while to dry on the skin. What started to happen to me is that when I first began to use the product I was still sweating through the 'barrier'. The sweat then seemed to have a reaction to the product and my skin just burned and burned. I thought this may have been due to my shaving so I stopped but the solution continued to irritate and burn me, leaving terrible red scales on my underarms and the skin around my shoulders. At no point using this solution did I feel like I was sweating any less than usual.
Unfortunately I had to discontinue use of the product and would warn others about the potential dangers and skin irritations prior to using it. However, I have also heard some rave reviews about the product so it may be that I simply have a reaction to this particular product.
You can buy this product at stores like Boots in the UK.
As a teen I always wondered why anti-antiperspirant never worked, and in desperation I tried everything from Sure Maximum Protection to Mitchum 48hr roll on.
After several online searches Driclor cropped up as a strong, effective brand that didn't require prescription. I bought a bottle for less than £10 online many years ago, and I still haven't ran out.
I used it on my underarms, which stung like crazy on the first few applications, making it hard to sleep because I wanted nothing to do but scratch at the skin. The more it prickled however, the more I knew it was working. It recommends applying it at night and then showering in the morning to wash it off, and under no circumstances do I recommend shaving then applying it, as you will get a chemical burn.
It has changed my life to say the least. After over two years of using it, I find not only do I sweat less, but I don't need to apply Driclor as often as I needed to first starting out.
For the last few years I have been suffering with sore hands. The palms of my hands get incredibly hot sand this leads to them getting really red and sore. On one of my many trips to the doctors about my hands let to as trainee doctor prescribing Driclor to me. The doctors thinking was that perhaps my hands were getting sore because they were getting sweaty and Driclor is a medicine that is designed to stop sweating.
I believe that Driclor cans be used on any part of the body. I used Driclor on my hands. It comes in a roll on like a deodorant and it is really easy to apply. You roll it on just before bed for best results and wait until the morning before washing it off. I believe you use it as night time because your sweat glands are less active then. It is prescribed that you use Driclor for around one week every night and then every few days after that. Eventually it is supposed to stop you sweating altogether.
For me Driclor did not work at all. Every morning after using it my hands really stung. I used it for over a week and it didn't reduce the moisture in my hands at all.
It turns out that the problem with the palms of my hands was contact dermatitis and nothing to do with sweating anyway. Obviously this treatment was not the right thing for me but maybe it is good for others who are correctly prescribed it.
Clinically proven antiperspirant for the treatment of excessive perspiration Driclor is a clear, colourless solution which is indicated for the treatment of excessive perspiration of the underarms, the hands and the feet.