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Reviews for Drysol to treat Hyperhidrosis
Review by John20366:
In 1988 I went to my doctor for something unrelated to my excessive sweating. When we were finished, he asked if there was anything else. That's when I mentioned my extreme underarm sweating and how I ruined shirts and jackets. He directed me to Drysol, which does not require a prescription in Ontario. I have been using it for over 25 years and confirm that it does the job. I have never had even a bit of wetness. I put it on about every two weeks. A small bottle costs about $22 and lasts at least 2 years. Yes, it does burn and itch at times due to the aluminum chloride, but it's a small price to pay. Make sure you wash the treated area next morning with soap and water. A little talcum or baby powder afterwards takes away any clammy feeling.
In first year university I started sweating so much under my arms that I would have to change my undershirt 5 times a day and only wear dark colours so I wouldn't show my sweat stains. I tried every deodarant and anti-perspirant I could find and nothing worked. I went to the doctor and he recommended Drysol (no prescription needed). I used it for the first night and covered my underarms with lots of it. It was itchy and my skin was irritated in the morning with a red rash but I did not sweat again! The small amount of pain from the rash was worth it. I only have to re-apply once every couple of years! Amazing.
I've been using Drysol for close to 6 years now. Prior, I used to sweat just sitting at my chair and it made me extremely self conscious. I tried every deodorant/ anti-perspiration in the market and nothing helped. Finally I went to my dermatologist and he prescribed this. The first few times I used it it was extremely itchy and red but I would tough it out. I learned from experience NOT to shave before applying and to make sure I wear a T-shirt to bed otherwise the rubbing together may cause irritation. Over the years my sweating had seriously reduced, I went from having to put Drysol on every couples of days, to weeks, now I put it on MAYBE 3 times a year. Love it.
Well I've had excessive sweating for years. I had gone to my doctor and was prescribed Drysol and within twenty minutes of applying it my skin broke into an extremely painful, bumpy rash. I followed all the instructions, no shaving before putting it on, just a thin layer not to rub it in etc. I'm sure the product works, I just have extremely sensitive skin so I'll just need to continue looking for a product or medical procedure that works.
I've been using drysol for my underarm sweating. I never had problem with underarm sweating but it is a second effect of a medication so I wanted to give it drysol a shot after trying every single deorodant over the counter. It does and sometimes better than others. I tried putting overnight but then when I shower in the morning if I dont put it again I will sweat a couple times during the day. But putting on after shower helps even that sometimes I sweat on one side or both. I've burned a few times that I cannot even move my arms. I wish it comes with an applicator but at least the one I find doesnt have any. I put antiallergic cream on the sides around the armpit and that works sometimes to not getting burned... sometimes ;).
I read so many good reviews on Drysol so I decided to try it! The first night I used it, it had a burning sensation but I could handle it. The next day I was so happy with the results. I had no sweat at all. The second time I used it, it itched like crazy and I was up all night trying to tolerate it, but still no sweat. The third time I used it my armpits burnt and there was red bumps! I immediately washed it off but the pain didn't go away. Maybe it was just my skin having a reaction to it but I do not think this is for me!
11 users found this comment helpful.
Review by It's Eric (taken for less than 1 month):
I'm so happy with Drysol. About a year ago, I used to sweat constantly under my armpits no matter what I did. My problem would only become worse when I would go out in public. I'd be so afraid to lift my arms, lest I show off my sweat, that I would only sweat more. I developed anxiety of going out even around friends. My confidence plunged. I've only been using Drysol for a short amount of time, but I can already see huge improvements. My confidence is beginning to return, but I still catch myself feeling under my arms to see if there is any dampness. Nevertheless, I'm still dry. 10/10 would recommend.
Review by i l♥ve drysol (taken for less than 1 month):
I was going to use this for a couple of days until I left a review. But I cant wait! I just got the dab-on yesterday and I used it right away. I couldn't wait. I feel you get what you pay for. I have used everything even went to a organic store. Since yesterday I have worn T-shirts! Bye bye tank tops in winter. It does burn. But I like it, to me I know it's working. I will never need to hide my sweat stains again. Thanks so much Drysol %u2665
If you don't want it to itch DO NOT overlap the Drysol liquid! Make a path to cover your armpit like the old snake game on your cellphone and I haven't had my armpits itch in over a year. I had sweaty armpits all through high school and I was very self conscious that people were seeing it every time I moved my arms so I would usually wear a sweatshirt. I started college and I didn't want this to run my life. I went to the doctors and the doctor told me I had Hyperhidrosis and prescribed Drysol for me. Its been AMAZING. I put it on every 3 days and I haven't sweated in my armpits since! I use normal deodorant without antiperspirant and it works perfectly!
13 users found this comment helpful.
Review by Paris Couture (taken for less than 1 month):
This is the best solution to underarm sweating. I did experience one problem, a little burning under my left arm. After I washed the Drysol off of my left arm and applied some irritation ointment and then the Drysol everything was great. I have been dry all day today and I have only used Drysol for 1 night. I'm so loving this. I can't wait to go to Miami I can wear any shirt or blouse I want. I'm so hyped I give this medication a 2 thumbs up.
I have had this issue for several years. I am 20. I would get dressed and have to change before I left the house because I would be soaked through in a few minutes. My clothes were stained. I couldn't wear light color clothes and always wore a sweater or jacket to hide the wetness. I tried every clinical strength over the counter product on the market to no avail. I finally asked my doctor and she wrote me a prescription for Drysol. It worked after the first application. I couldn't believe I suffered all that time. My insurance covers it, but it is cheaper than my copay. It literally changed my life. I now wear cotton blouses with confidence. No side effects. Just don't use it after shaving.
Review by Happy Camper (taken for less than 1 month):
I've been forced to wear tank tops, dark tops, or multiple layers to mask the underarm wet spots for years now.
I'm only on my 2nd night of using Drysol and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE it, for a few hours in the morning my underarms are sensitive & slightly tender but it goes away.
THANK YOU for this life changing & confidence boosting product!
I have dealt with excessive sweating ever since I was around 10 years old. Being that this problem started right as puberty did made it very hard and extremely embarrassing for me to handle. I spent hundreds of dollars on antiperspirants, natural treatments, OTC options, etc. I am now 19 and finally gave into going to my doctor to seek help. She prescribed Drysol for me and from day one of using it I have been sweat free. I can finally wear colors again and get rid of my worn out black shirts. The only problem I had was on my second night of using the product. I must have used too much and in the morning my skin was a little sore and red, but this went away with a little pain relieving cream and was gone within a few hours.
15 users found this comment helpful.
I have always had excessive sweating and body odour because of that and always been looking for medication for this. Tried so many Deodorants include Mitchum and they did not seem to work at all. I put this on for 2 nights continously and I was surprised at the results! It really works! Although it may seem a little expensive but it's worth the price.
11 users found this comment helpful.
I had a sympathectomy on my right side in 2001 and ever since I have had excessive sweating on my left side. It got so bad I was literally folding paper towels and tucking them under my arm to soak it up. My shirts were always wet on the left side. After just a couple of nights using Drysol I don't have wet shirts & no need for paper towels. It does burn & itch little when I first apply it & I get a kind of bruised feeling in my under arm but nothing major or that I couldn't deal with. Huge improvement!
I just tried this product last night and it's like a miracle, no sweat the next day not even a single spot. I've almost tried all antiperspirants on the shelf but I always get disappointed. But with Drysol I just can't believe it!
I find it only works really well the day after you apply it. After that, you go back to sweating as normal. It cuts down the sweat a little but not completely. I've been using it for about a year and keep continuing to use it because it's the only product out there that works even a little bit. It's not great but it's decent.
10 users found this comment helpful.
Review by Awesome medication (taken for less than 1 month):
The doctor gave me prescription strength Drysol. It hasn't burned or irritated my skin at all. It works amazing. I sweat between my legs where it looks like I wet my pants. I put it in the folds and it has worked wonders. Hope this helps others with this embarrassing problem.
14 users found this comment helpful.
Literally a life-changing product...I've been using it for 3 days and I'm already 100% satisfied. I tried other products out there but continued to sweat (armpits) even in the wintertime, 5 minutes out the door and the sweat would go through my shirt, within about an hour the sweat would go through my entire SUIT. Was thinking about getting surgery or botox injections, but somehow stumbled upon a site where I saw Drysol reviews and became cautiously optimistic from the customer reviews that this was my solution. SO happy to finally get rid of this terrible condition.
16 users found this comment helpful.
I have been using this for five years and wow is it great! For those of you who have problems with it burning try spraying Bactine on after you have used the Drysol and then blow dry on low with a hair dryer for a minute or so on each underarm. This will help with the burning at night, Good luck.
I have had a problem with underarm sweat for years now. My shirts get drenched. It's so embarrassing. I have tried every over the counter clinical strength, and nothing works. I even asked my doctor about it, and she declined giving me a prescription strength, saying that they don't work! She wanted to send me to a dermatologist right away for laser treatments or Botox. I didn't want to do that. So I kept suffering. Until last week, I did an internet search on sweaty underarms and I found Drysol. It arrived this weekend, I have used it 3 nights now and I am totally dry!! It does burn and itch some at night, but that is totally fine with me! Because I feel like I have a new lease on life! It's a life changer for me. Drysol Rocks!!!
Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):
I am 19 years old and I have been so embarrassed by my excessive underarm sweat for as long as I can remember. The worst was when I realized that I would sweat more from my underarms than the guys I hung out with. I tried every 'prescription strength' and 'clinical strength' over the counter product that I could find (I even tried mens clinical strength antiperspirant/deodorant), and nothing gave me relief. Finally I talked to my doctor and she mentioned Drysol. I have very sensitive skin, and when I had to use it for the first 2-3 days in a row, I have excessive itching and burning, and a rash, but I toughed it out, and now I no longer have the burning or rash. I have been using the product for 2 weeks now and I couldn't be happier!
11 users found this comment helpful.
Have been hiding excessive sweating for ~2 years now ... didn't sweat at all after the first application of Drysol! It did tingle/itch for about 15 minutes, but definitely nothing to stop using it for! On day 3 and haven't had a single drop of perspiration and have not had to use another deodorant (although I think I might get one to dab on in the mornings just to make me feel better. BEST PRODUCT EVER.
Review by Prettypetite_Ash (taken for less than 1 month):
This product really works. My second day using it and I haven't sweated yet. I would normally have to bath at least twice a day. I been dry all day long. Yes I am so thankful for Drysol save my life. I became so scared to go out and party or have a good time because of my sweating condition. Now I'm sweat free and happy as ever!
This is a miracle product. I used to sweat through everything, work shirts, T-shirts, sweaters, you name it. I would have to take breaks throughout my day to dry my pits! I heard Drysol was good and it didn't disappoint. I can now wear whatever I want whenever I want with only one application per week. Furthermore it doesn't really itch or burn unless you massively over apply it. If you sweat a lot just get it dealt with with this.
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