How will I cover my face and not stain bed linens? Will it cause compensatory sweating elsewhere? Can I use regular deodorant on my underarms while I am using drysol on my face and scalp or do I have to use Drysol there too? I do not have a sweating problem with my underams. Should this only be used as a short term solution to facial and scalp sweating(I am attending a wedding) or can it be used long term?
GENERIC NAME: ALUMINUM CHLORIDE - TOPICAL SOLUTION
BRAND NAME(S): Drysol, Xerac AC
USES: This medication is used on the skin to help control excessive sweating.
HOW TO USE: Apply this medication as directed to the affected area with the special applicator. This is usually applied once a day at bedtime for the first few days then once or twice a week as needed. For maximum effect, make sure area is completely dry before applying the medication. Apply a thin layer of solution then cover the area with plastic wrap kept in place by a snug fitting T-shirt, sock or mitten depending on area being treated. In the morning, wash the treated area. Avoid contact with the eyes. Do not apply to broken, irritated or recently shaved skin.
SIDE EFFECTS: Burning or a prickly sensation may occur when first applied. If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop: a skin rash, redness/ irritation/swelling in the treated area. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor if you have: other illnesses, any allergies. . Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
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