Not Just for Underarms

Antiperspirants are considered the first line of treatment for excessive sweating and can be used nearly anywhere on the body where sweating is a problem. That’s right, antiperspirants are not just for your underarms – you can use them on your hands, feet, face, back, chest, and even groin.
 
The most widely used ingredients in antiperspirants are metallic salts. Preparations containing aluminum chloride hexahydrate are among the most effective. Aluminum chloride hexahydrate concentrations of 10% to 15% are recommended for excessive sweating of the underarms. For the hands or feet, higher concentrations are needed - usually around 30%.
 
Antiperspirants can be tried for facial, back, groin, and bra line sweating, too, but because skin irritation can occur, it’s important to talk to your dermatologist before applying an antiperspirant to sensitive areas. He or she may have recommendations about which antiperspirants, or active ingredient concentrations, may be more suitable for different regions of the body. For instance, aerosol antiperspirant products are particularly useful for the feet (experts recommend spraying an over-the-counter antiperspirant on the bottom of your feet and in between your toes as a first-line treatment). If you suffer from an annoyingly sweaty face, consider applying an antiperspirant along your hairline. A soft solid formulation would work best in this case.Test the product on a tiny area of skin first to make sure that it won’t cause irritation.
 
In addition to irritating the skin, antiperspirants, especially the prescription ones, can damage fabrics. Keep this in mind when applying products to large areas (like your back) and be careful with your expensive pajamas and undergarments. By the way, we've got handy advice to help you tackle sweaty laundry, click here and get the sweat out.
 
There are certain tricks to making sure you get the most benefit and least irritation from your antiperspirant – wherever you use it. Visit our Tips for Best Results to learn more. And for more sweat solutions, read our newsletter.

Express Sign-Up Here

  1. We email the latest news in hyperhidrosis and excessive sweating directly to you. Stay in the Know!
  2. Email*
    Invalid email address. Please try again.
  3. First Name*
    Please type your first name.
  4. Last Name
    Please type your last name.
  5. Year of Birth. Example 1986*
    Must be 4 digits.
  6.  
  1. Gender*
    Please indicate your gender.
  2. Tell us about you.*





    Please tell us who you are in the hyperhidrosis community.
  3.  
  1. Country*
    Please select your country where you live.
  2. Postal / Zip Code*
    Invalid Input
  3.  
  1. Where do you sweat excessively?*







    Please tell us where you sweat so we can help you and others.
  2. Click 'Submit' to complete your subscription. Thanks!
      

Latest Newsletter Articles

Prev Next Page:

No Slip-Ups with Iontophoresis

No Slip-Ups with Iontophoresis

No Slip-Ups with Iontophoresis All four major U.S. sports are in play this week with baseball (MLB) having just wrapped up its World Series, football (NFL) in the thick of its...

Read more

Med Journal Devotes Entire Issue to Hyperhidrosis

Med Journal Devotes Entire Issue to Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis Has Its Day! NOW! This fall the journal Dermatologic Clinics dedicates an entire issue to excessive sweating including its impact on quality of life, best-practice treatment, and much more. International Hyperhidrosis...

Read more

Stop Bullying Month: Help Us Help Teens

Stop Bullying Month: Help Us Help Teens

Stop Bullying Month: Help Us Help Teens Kids get teased and bullied for all sorts of reasons, including excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis). To honor October as National Stop Bullying Month we're bringing...

Read more

Masters of Sweat: Hyperhidrosis Training at Emory

Masters of Sweat: Hyperhidrosis Training at Emory

Masters of Sweat: Hyperhidrosis Training at Emory Very few dermatology residency programs provide their residents with thorough, up-to-date training in excessive sweating treatment and diagnosis. Thanks to a generous educational grant...

Read more

New Lotion is Like Botox But Without Needles!

New Lotion is Like Botox But Without Needles!

New Lotion is Like Botox But Without Needles! Pause your summer fun for a moment and imagine rubbing-in a lotion (no, not sunscreen!) that can stop excessive sweating for months using...

Read more

 

International Hyperhidrosis Society has received the GuideStar Exchange Seal a leading symbol of transparency and accountability provided by GuideStar, the premier source of nonprofit information.


 

 

International Hyperhidrosis Society is a 2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit!