The following tips will give you the most out of over-the-counter antiperspirants. Antiperspirants such as DRICLOR and the Rexona range are first line treatment for mild cases of excessive sweating. Skin irritation including rashes can occur with very strong antiperspirants, and correct application methods will give you the best results. Antiperspirants can be used on almost all areas of excess sweating including underarms, hands, feet, and facial areas.

Top tips

  • Make sure you choose an antiperspirant and not just a deodorant
  • Always try the mildest antiperspirant first, if it doesn’t work, increase the strength
  • If you are using DRICLOR, always apply at night, and wash off in the morning
  • Always use of dry skin (or as dry as possible), dab the area first, or use a hairdryer on cool setting before application
  • For strong antiperspirants, use every second day, then increase the use as tolerated
  • If you suffer from facial sweating, consider application of an antiperspirant along your hairline area
  • For excessive sweating of the feet and excessive hand sweating, the antiperspirant of choice is DRICLOR
  • If antiperspirants don’t work, or if skin irritation is encountered we can combine treatments such as IONTOPHORESIS and Botox
  • The use of a mild anti-inflammatory cream such as Hydrocortisone cream can decrease skin irritation from strong antiperspirants

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