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Do you Suffer from Excess Local Sweating? (Focal Hyperhidrosis)?

  • Which drips and embarrasses
  • Which requires clothing  changes
  • Which leaves wet marks, limits colours, and stains
  • Which leaves wetness on ink, paper, and computers
  • Which affects  hand shaking, interviews, fine dexterity
  • Which messes hair style, smears glasses, and stings eyes
  • Which imprints floors, slips in sandals and on marble tiles
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Odour Control

Most complaints are for feet, and less  for; underarms. Patients should seek advice from  family/friends  as to whether  there is  truly an odour;--as frequently, others do not notice it.  Air exposure, simple soap, and regular deodorants are often effective.  Achieve air exposure by shoe and sock removal,  sock changes, arm elevation, and loose  cotton clothes. Hair dryers.  Odour results from bacterial action on sweat and skin cells. Antiperspirants assist by reducing  perspiration and deodorants are fragrances  to cover up odours. There are no controlled studies but antibacterial soaps (such as Trisan) are  helpful in controlling bacteria and  thus odour. Over the counter antibiotic creams (Polysporin)  reduce bacterial action.  Talcum powders help some, but  are messy for others.  A non-prescription antibiotic powder Zeasorb may be helpful.  Aqueous glutaraldehyde (described above) can assist in foot odour control.  Some  find commercial products such as “Odour Eaters” helpful.