Sweat Stories:
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Laura H. from the Gold Coast - Age 20

I never really talked about my sweaty hands, my doctor knew about it, but didn’t really know what to do. My parents thought it was just one of those things. Apart from schoolwork, my relationships suffered. Who wants to hold sweat hands? I hated holding hands, I couldn’t do it.  I didn’t know anything could be done, but after a few iontophoresis sessions, the sweating has reduced. It hasn’t all gone, but I just use some Driclor once a week, and ‘ionto’ every 2 weeks. This has been life changing, it really has…

Specialist comment

Palmar hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating of the hands can affect 1 in 30 children. Apart from the affect on schoolwork, this overlooked and often ignored condition can effect the psychological development of teenagers, especially in regards to the normal development of relationships and bonding. Simple things like holding hands can cause significant stress and untold anxiety to suffers like Laura. Simple treatments such as iontophoresis or prescription wipes can make a world of difference to suffers. 

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Janet J. from Toowoomba - Age 19

I started sweating around my underarms when I was in Grade 8, I just thought it was normal. I saw a few doctors in Toowoomba and all of them told me to use stuff from the pharmacies. Nothing really worked. I always felt uncomfortable when I went out on dates, its just awkward. I Googled a few things on sweat treatments, but nothing really in Toowoomba. I drove down to Brisbane to see the Sweat Free Clinic, and had sweat stopping treatments for my underarm sweating. One week later it has stopped. I get a top up every 8 months. It really is that simple.

Specialist comment

Underarm sweating or axillary hyperhidrosis is very common, and affects at least one in every thirty people. Mild axillary sweating can usually be controlled with over the counter antiperspirants such as DRICLOR or Rexona. The recent PBS listing for sweat stopping treatments has made this treatment life-changing for many patients. The procedure take only 10 minutes to perform, and lasts for up to 7 months.

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Andrew T. from Darwin - Age 25

No one in Darwin really treats underarm sweating, my doctor is great, but he didn’t really know what to do about it. Most people think it’s no big deal, but if you have bad underarm sweating, it rocks your confidence, especially around chicks. Mates just to give me heaps, but it gets to you eventually…Rexona, Driclor and all the other chemist stuff didn’t work- it just gave me a rash in the armpit area. Now I fly down to Brisbane every 7 months, say hello to my folks, and get a top up of sweat stopping treatments. It works every time.

I don’t think about my sweaty armpits now that I’m with a bird.

Specialist comment

Underarm sweating ranges from mild to severe. Most cases of mild axillary sweating can be managed with topical antiperspirants such as Driclor. The correct use of Driclor will give the best results. Always apply to dry skin, and use a hair dryer on the cool setting before application. This will reduce skin irritation. The next step if antiperspirants don’t work, is sweat stopping treatments injections. This procedure is well tolerated, relative painless, and is successful in over 95% of cases.

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