SocialPhobiaWorld.com  
     

Home Today's Posts Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
 
Go Back   SocialPhobiaWorld.com > Other related Disorders > Hyperhidrosis Forum
View Poll Results: What remedy have you found most successful for hyperhidrosis?
Topical Applications - Driclor, Odaban etc 361 22.24%
Oral Medications - Ditropan, Probanthine.. 272 16.76%
Iontophoresis 262 16.14%
Botox 110 6.78%
Diet 54 3.33%
Herbal 62 3.82%
ETS surgery 111 6.84%
Other surgery, e.g. liposuction, removal of sweat glands 391 24.09%
Voters: 1623. This poll is closed

 
Search this Thread
Old 10-12-2007
 

...
HHzapp is offline  
Old 10-30-2007
scooks's Avatar
Newbie User
 

Hi, I am new to this forum but i have found it really helpfull to know that there are so many other people suffering from the same condition. This thread is particularly usefull.

I suffer from plantar and palmar HH and i have tried anhydrol forte with very little effect. Last week i purchased some perspirex hand and feet and i have used it the last 2 nights. I am so surprised to find that my hands and feet seem to be totally sweat free. My hands are even a little too dry so i wont be applying the cream again tonight.

I am going to be doing some rather stressfull work this afternoon with my boss- a situation in which my hands would normally be dripping, so we'll see if it stands the test.

So far so good
scooks is offline  
Old 11-13-2007
aurelia's Avatar
Newbie User
 

I've been following this thread for awhile now, and it seems most people have had positive experiences using Odaban & Sweat-Stop... but I'm wondering which one is better for facial HH?
...or if you have any other suggestions...
aurelia is offline  
Old 11-18-2007
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by aurelia
I've been following this thread for awhile now, and it seems most people have had positive experiences using Odaban & Sweat-Stop... but I'm wondering which one is better for facial HH?
...or if you have any other suggestions...
Hey,

They're probably both very good for facial HH in their own right, I guess it may vary from person to person. I would try Odaban first, it's a bit cheaper than the sweat-stop lotion and it may do the job.

If we compare the quantities and prices:

Sweat-stop, 50 ml tube,

Price (excluding postage) - €16.90, $22,90 USD, £11.35, $28.10 AUS

http://www.sweat-stop.com/en/shop/02c55f991d0842115.php

Odaban, 30 ml spray,

Price (excluding postage) - €8.37, $12.00 USD, £5.99, $13.79 AUS

http://www.odaban.com/

All the prices and postage fees are on their websites above.

Good luck
**removed** is offline  
Old 01-17-2008
 

Hello Pinker and to Everyone,

First off, great work, Pinker, on putting all this information in one place. This is truly helpful information and just what everyone needs.

In my case, I have palmoplantar HH (hands and feet). I’ve tried just about everything over the years, including most items listed here. But during that time, I developed a bad habit of not sticking with one thing too long, despite having some or limited success. I guess I was truly looking for a cure, in a sense. I may have to try Odaban and Iontrophoresis once more, if needed.

My story recently is that my HH used to be nearly 100% palmar and near zero plantar. About a year ago, I began noticing my plantar increasing little by little.

To make a long story short, today, my palmar has reduced, but my plantar (feet) is really wrecking havoc on me at work and when my anxiety kicks in (both feeding on each other). My feet get hot and sweaty; therefore I have to change shoes and socks, since the odor begins to develop. The more the odor develops, the more my anxiety kicks in and just exacerbates the problem.

Today, I have about 8 pairs of dress shoes (2 extras in my car) but most of them are already ruined, I believe, due to the bromhidrosis odor. I’ve spent a fortune recently on shoes and powders of all sorts to stop the smell of my feet and shoes. It has really affected me in my profession.

Recently, I just started with acupuncture (1 session so far). Also, I went to see a podiatrist today, and the Dr. recommended Lazerformalyde (10% formaldehyde)—and he said this stuff works (supposedly much stronger than Drysol) and has a perfect track record for him so far with his patients. I will try it for the fist time tonight, and I really hope this works.

My question is, have any of you tried Lazerformalyde? If so, has it worked? Also, have any of you developed plantar at a later stage, and while noticing a slight decrease in palmar? I’m now 41, and this just started a year or so ago for me.

Any advise/info. would be greatly appreciated.
__________________________________________________ __________

Update: Day 1: Today was absolutely great . No smell at the office. Didn’t have to change socks and shoes. Wow! Socks still felt a bit damp at the end of the day, but nothing like before. I did notice that I sweat maybe just a tad bit more in the palms, but that’s fine. I can deal with that, but not the smelly shoes/socks/feet. (BTW: my doctor who prescribed Lazerformalyde mentioned not to use this on the hands, as it can get into your eyes easily (by accidental rubbing). And it could cause very serious irritation. Anyhow, we’ll see. It’s just day one, but so far very promising results! Thank God! I'll post status again in a week.
Matrix is offline  
Old 01-22-2008
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Matrix
Hello Pinker and to Everyone,

First off, great work, Pinker, on putting all this information in one place. This is truly helpful information and just what everyone needs.

In my case, I have palmoplantar HH (hands and feet). I’ve tried just about everything over the years, including most items listed here. But during that time, I developed a bad habit of not sticking with one thing too long, despite having some or limited success. I guess I was truly looking for a cure, in a sense. I may have to try Odaban and Iontrophoresis once more, if needed.

My story recently is that my HH used to be nearly 100% palmar and near zero plantar. About a year ago, I began noticing my plantar increasing little by little.

To make a long story short, today, my palmar has reduced, but my plantar (feet) is really wrecking havoc on me at work and when my anxiety kicks in (both feeding on each other). My feet get hot and sweaty; therefore I have to change shoes and socks, since the odor begins to develop. The more the odor develops, the more my anxiety kicks in and just exacerbates the problem.

Today, I have about 8 pairs of dress shoes (2 extras in my car) but most of them are already ruined, I believe, due to the bromhidrosis odor. I’ve spent a fortune recently on shoes and powders of all sorts to stop the smell of my feet and shoes. It has really affected me in my profession.

Recently, I just started with acupuncture (1 session so far). Also, I went to see a podiatrist today, and the Dr. recommended Lazerformalyde (10% formaldehyde)—and he said this stuff works (supposedly much stronger than Drysol) and has a perfect track record for him so far with his patients. I will try it for the fist time tonight, and I really hope this works.

My question is, have any of you tried Lazerformalyde? If so, has it worked? Also, have any of you developed plantar at a later stage, and while noticing a slight decrease in palmar? I’m now 41, and this just started a year or so ago for me.

Any advise/info. would be greatly appreciated.
__________________________________________________ __________

Update: Day 1: Today was absolutely great . No smell at the office. Didn’t have to change socks and shoes. Wow! Socks still felt a bit damp at the end of the day, but nothing like before. I did notice that I sweat maybe just a tad bit more in the palms, but that’s fine. I can deal with that, but not the smelly shoes/socks/feet. (BTW: my doctor who prescribed Lazerformalyde mentioned not to use this on the hands, as it can get into your eyes easily (by accidental rubbing). And it could cause very serious irritation. Anyhow, we’ll see. It’s just day one, but so far very promising results! Thank God! I'll post status again in a week.
Hey,

I've heard of formalyde for the feet but i've never tried it myself, great to hear it's working for you and so quickly!

Does it come in the form of a cream? Does it leave any colouring or odour on the feet?

Best of luck
**removed** is offline  
Old 01-24-2008
 

[quote="Pinker"]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Matrix

Hey,

I've heard of formalyde for the feet but i've never tried it myself, great to hear it's working for you and so quickly!

Does it come in the form of a cream? Does it leave any colouring or odour on the feet?

Best of luck
Thanks for the well wishes, Pinker. Lord knows I need all the luck in the world right now with this dibilitating condition.

You know, it worked the first couple of days, and I was sooo excited. However, on the 3rd business day, I had to change shoes and socks again. :( Not sure what happened. Maybe because I didn't apply it for 3 days (since is was a weekend holiday) or if it's my new shoes already infected? The doctor said I'd notice a difference after the first application, but he said it generally takes a couple of weeks before it's to a normal stage and maintained by applying just once or twice a week. Anyhow, I'll give it time and see what happens. I may have to purchase more shoes (to add to my two new ones just two weeks ago).

One thing is certian. "Forced anxiety" of nerves generating directly to my feet still triggers (or mimics) sweating and makes my feet very hot and maybe a bit damp, since it's enclosed. So this is still a problem. Even with reduced sweating (just moisture), the intense heat is enough to activate whatever small bacteria are in the shoes (or left in the socks) to still generate odor. My feet itself are fine, no odor. And this "forced anxiety," as I call, to my feet is mainly psychosomatic, I beleive, so I need to get this treated as well through psychotherapy.

As for the product itself, it comes in a roll-on form. It has a very strong chemical-like smell while wet, so when applying, it has to be in a ventillated area. After it dries, there's no smell whatsover. As for coloring or residue on my feet, yes, and it's white. It looks like super, super dry and super chapped feet.

If anyone knows of any antibactrial shoes, I would love to hear about it so I can order them. This will definitely help. But for now, I have to look for some antibacterial insoles. I'll see within a couple of weeks or so.

But it's really strange how I just recently developed this problem.
Matrix is offline  
Old 02-02-2008
 

Aye I know what you mean about the anxiety.. the onset of nerves and anxiety is a direct trigger for most if not all of use I think. It really is a pain to try and control.

It sounds like your product works similar to the roll-ons, where you usually have to apply them every day for a week or so, then after this apply it as needed. I would just keep up with it and hopefully that will do the trick.
**removed** is offline  
Old 02-06-2008
 

...
HHzapp is offline  
Old 02-08-2008
teandtoast's Avatar
Advanced User
 

at the moment I can recommend Pro-Banthine tablets which I picked up from the doctors last week (in UK) for my underarm HH

I havent had anything work so well in 4 yrs of having HH...a pill lasts for about 4 hrs and leaves me pratically totally dry

drawbacks are dry mouth and not being able to eat really on them but is easily worth it for me
teandtoast is offline  
Old 02-08-2008
Hyper-Hydro's Avatar
Intermediate User
 

Sounds like you´re taking speed as we used to call it in the seventies. Is there anything about ephedrines or amphetamine in the declaration?? Did it occur to you that not eating regularly might result in worse problems than sweating excessively?

Pro-Banthine is an anti-cholinergic: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anticholinergic

Study the possible side effects and tell me if that doesn´t make you sweat:

Possible effects in the central nervous system resemble those associated with delirium, and may include:

Confusion
Disorientation
Agitation
Respiratory depression
Short-term memory loss
Inability to concentrate
Wandering thoughts; inability to sustain a train of thought
Incoherent speech
Wakeful myoclonic ****ing
Unusual sensitivity to sudden sounds
Illogical thinking
Photophobia
Visual disturbances
Periodic flashes of light
Periodic changes in visual field
Visual snow
Restricted or "tunnel vision"
Visual, auditory, or other sensory hallucinations
Warping or waving of surfaces and edges
Textured surfaces
"Dancing" lines; "spiders", insects
Lifelike objects indistinguishable from reality
Rarely: seizures, coma and death
Hyper-Hydro is offline  
Old 02-09-2008
Hyper-Hydro's Avatar
Intermediate User
 

”Micro ETS™ Hyperhidrosis USA”

An ETS advertisement in the Social Phobia World forum… sweet isn´t it?

And Let´s “Buy direct from China” ofcourse…indirectly by Google naturally.

Sure the internet by GOOGLE will develop into even more disgusting crescendos of bad taste, downright misinformation and cold business intent.This is just one more piece of evidence confirming that medical industry has it´s ugly pus-ridden member so far up the intestines of misc. forae to the effect that you can´t take anything for face-value in the internet. Anyone familiar with GOOGLE will remember how they agreed to lobotomize internet search engines in China, filtering out information not approved by the rigid communist dictators. What a lovely company. I.e. burning books in pyres like the nazi´s, except omitting the smell of charred paper. Everyone of you using GOOGLE obviously contamined resources every day, should know that GOOGLE is stabbing your backs for money. SPW is thus no better than ESFB. It takes money to run a forum, but it could be raised without flogging the cheapest ***** in the street.

No need to live with Google! Maybe no need for SPW either…
Hyper-Hydro is offline  
Old 02-09-2008
teandtoast's Avatar
Advanced User
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hyper-Hydro
Sounds like you´re taking speed as we used to call it in the seventies. Is there anything about ephedrines or amphetamine in the declaration?? Did it occur to you that not eating regularly might result in worse problems than sweating excessively?

Pro-Banthine is an anti-cholinergic: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anticholinergic

Study the possible side effects and tell me if that doesn´t make you sweat:

Possible effects in the central nervous system resemble those associated with delirium, and may include:

Confusion
Disorientation
Agitation
Respiratory depression
Short-term memory loss
Inability to concentrate
Wandering thoughts; inability to sustain a train of thought
Incoherent speech
Wakeful myoclonic ****ing
Unusual sensitivity to sudden sounds
Illogical thinking
Photophobia
Visual disturbances
Periodic flashes of light
Periodic changes in visual field
Visual snow
Restricted or "tunnel vision"
Visual, auditory, or other sensory hallucinations
Warping or waving of surfaces and edges
Textured surfaces
"Dancing" lines; "spiders", insects
Lifelike objects indistinguishable from reality
Rarely: seizures, coma and death
well I have had no such side effects so stop putting down everyone elses posts of what is working for them as is getting tedious.
I really couldn't give a **** if u like the idea of it or not mind your own bloody business.
teandtoast is offline  
Old 02-09-2008
Hyper-Hydro's Avatar
Intermediate User
 

Teandtoast you need to relax a bit and realize I have as much right to post and comment here as you do. If you choose to read and get agitated about my opinions or other things I may post it´s YOUR problem and you´re welcome to post any contradicting opinions or evidence if you want to join in a discussion. You have no right to tell me what to do, and your colourfull brogue lends no extra weight to your words, on the contrary I would say. I never said that you suffer from any sideeffects (although your general behavior does seem to indicate atleast 4 or 5 of the above mentioned symptoms ) Who am I to diagnostice anybody? I assure you, I´m not the least worried about your health. It´s the OTHER people who might be taking your advice I´m worried about.

Peace :P
Hyper-Hydro is offline  
Old 02-10-2008
teandtoast's Avatar
Advanced User
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pinker

teandtoast: Good to hear probanthine is working for you. I had similar side effects and it was pretty rough. Do the conventional 20% antiperspirants not have any effect on your underarms?
well the roll ons used to work when i first started using them years ago but now they do fck all and the pain and not being able to get to sleep from using them just made them not worth while.

Seems probanthine only works well to some extent...went into town last night to hot club and arms didnt hold upto well....shame!
Seems only works well when sat down for say long periods in kinda cool settings such as work, mates etc

I'm seriously considering getting Tumescent Liposuction...would eliminate sweating & BO, is just trying to find a surgery in the UK that does it. Bupa do it for roughly £3500 but only costs £700 in the US so is trying to find a private health clinic in UK which would do it cheaper (which I know some people have found).
Fed up of this condition limiting my daily life and activities (which it shouldn't blah blah but unfortunately it does). :?
teandtoast is offline  
Old 02-10-2008
teandtoast's Avatar
Advanced User
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pinker
Quote:
Originally Posted by teandtoast
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pinker

teandtoast: Good to hear probanthine is working for you. I had similar side effects and it was pretty rough. Do the conventional 20% antiperspirants not have any effect on your underarms?
well the roll ons used to work when i first started using them years ago but now they do fck all and the pain and not being able to get to sleep from using them just made them not worth while.

Seems probanthine only works well to some extent...went into town last night to hot club and arms didnt hold upto well....shame!
Seems only works well when sat down for say long periods in kinda cool settings such as work, mates etc

I'm seriously considering getting Tumescent Liposuction...would eliminate sweating & BO, is just trying to find a surgery in the UK that does it. Bupa do it for roughly £3500 but only costs £700 in the US so is trying to find a private health clinic in UK which would do it cheaper (which I know some people have found).
Fed up of this condition limiting my daily life and activities (which it shouldn't blah blah but unfortunately it does). :?
That's interesting that they stopped working, I haven't had that happen yet but I don't use it very often, maybe once a fortnight. To stop the itching though, if you dry your underarms with a hairdrier after you've rolled it on that should do the trick. It's also important not to apply too much.

I had the same experience with probanthine. At first it worked really well.. probably too well because I couldn't even eat without water. But then it seemed to stop working, whether I took it in the morning or afternoon, with food or without food it just didn't seem to work again. Very strange..

If you could afford the liposuction procedure that would probably resolve the issue. Though comparing them i've read that 'curretage' surgery is a better option because it doesn't allow the sweat glands the chance to grow back at all. There may be more effective liposuction treatments now, I don't really know. I have seen curretage on a list when I saw a dermatologist which leads me to believe they perform it on the NHS. The best thing to do would be to see a dermatolgist or another spe******t to discuss the possibilities.
Sorry I did mean liposuction with curettage...that's meant to be the best option. Sounds interesting you say youve seen it on a list...may have to look into that. Thing is I don't think is a very common procedure so youd really want someone who had some experience of it and new exactly what they were doing so got right.
teandtoast is offline  
Old 02-10-2008
teandtoast's Avatar
Advanced User
 

and the pro banthine hasn't stopped workig totally just didn't seem to work well in really hot places like a packed club...otherwise ok
teandtoast is offline  
Old 03-14-2008
HHsuffering's Avatar
Newbie User
 

Hi Pinker, Thanks a lot for the tons of information you and others have provided... For the longest time i didnt know that this was such a common problem... I am a girl in my early 30s and I would always wear dark colored clothes since with the lighter shades would show all the sweat.

At this point I am only looking for topical solutions and I see that there are a few products listed..Can you please let me know which ones might be the best.. i noticed some people mentioned MegaDry, Odaban and sweat-stop.. any advise would be much appreciated.

Thanks.
HHsuffering is offline  
Old 03-18-2008
bukitimah's Avatar
Newbie User
 

Hi everybody, I am from Singapore. After many tries, I finally managed to register myself here and now can participate in this forum!

As far as I know, none of the products listed here for treatment on palmer hh is available in Singapore. Either we have to bring it in ourself or through friends living aboard.

I recently chance upon this forum and read with great interest the success stories, especially those who have done some modifications or even make their own machine. I do have a few questions here maybe fellow forum members can share.

Since the treatment is mainly sending electric current to the palms. The water in the trays act as the conductors for the current. What is the different if the current is being sent via pads (similar to those used by the electric acupuncture machine). Don't our skin act as conductor too?

After reading this forum, I used a standard off the shelves electric massage machine with those pads to try out. I can feel the electric current through both my palms even to the finger tips. If this failed, maybe I can remove the pads and connect the wire straight to 2 aluminum plates and place them into 2 plastic trays?

Any comments?
bukitimah is offline  
Old 03-22-2008
bukitimah's Avatar
Newbie User
 

Hi, while posting my question here, I was actually trying out on my own using one of those off the shelves 'Omron' electronic pulse massager model:HV-F123.

I want to believe any electronic massager that produce enough current through the pads. (I am not sure how to upload picture, otherwise I will do that to make thing simple). that can produce enough current to stimulate the whole palm should do the same trick.

I placed the 2 'sticky' pads one each in my palm and set the intensity power to a level I feel acceptable. (This thing operates with 2 AAA batteries, therefore the voltage is 3 volts max). I repeat the cycle for 4 times (each cycle last 15 mins) for 10 days. Hey I can feel my sweating is gone!

Yesterday is Good Friday and today is Saturday here in Singapore. I usually sweat more when I go to work. Come Monday, I would have a better feel if this thing helps.

Will give you guys some updates next week.
bukitimah is offline  
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads to Hyperhidrosis Remedies and information
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Natural remedies toothpastekisses Adults Only 3 01-21-2009 01:50 PM
HH remedies and exercise cachoeira Adults Only 1 05-10-2008 09:42 AM
Information on Hyperhidrosis surgery... mikepgirl Hyperhidrosis Forum 1 01-17-2008 07:51 PM
Natural Remedies louieann34 Adults Only 3 11-28-2007 10:21 PM
Natural Remedies signs05 Adults Only 1 11-30-2006 06:53 PM



Mobile Version
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2
All times are GMT. The time now is 11:28 AM.