I lost the instructions and warnings on how to apply the Hypercare solution and I'm not sure I did it right. I just squeezed some onto my hand and rubbed it all over my armpits. Also, it's itching ALOT and I fear I'll have some trouble sleeping! PLEASE help me with this! Would taking an antihistamine help the itching (they have helped when I have had itchiness related to allergies).THIS IS DRIVING ME CRAZY!!! I really want to stop sweating, but right now I don't know if the uncomfortableness is even worth it??
Srry,This isnt an Answer, i just have the same problems,i know how u feel. i use Drysol,( its pretty much the same thing as hypercare) and have been using it for about 3 weeks, the pain now isnt as bad as it was when i first started using it. i guess my hands are getting used to it, but its been 3 weeks! and my hands do feel itchy when i use it and i get little rashes from it. and dont know what to do. and sometimes i cant sleep at night cause it itches so bad. i wish someone had some answers. .
I use Hypercare once a week now. The first time you do it those 2-3 days may make you want to cry ( sorry ) because the skin is already sore, but doing it just once a week isn't so bad. It's kinda weird but i keep something cold under my armpits while I sleep when I use it. Like a bag of ice cubes wrapped in a rag. Also a glass of wine before bed helps :) Kind of a hassle but I feel its worth it.
When using Hypercare I basically traded embarrassing sweating for embarrassing itching. Seriously. Viciously scratching your underarms is even less attractive then dripping in sweat. I sweated really terribly though, especially around people even though I’m a people person! Hypercare worked but it hurt. The first night it burned and the following itching feeling was so intense it felt like pain and after I thoughouly clawed at it then my underarms were so sore and painful from the trama I had to wash the stuff off to keep from having to scratch them some more. But I kept using it because with Hypercare I could go to the gym and my underarms were still dry! Having used Hypercare for about a year now I put it on at night and shave the next morning then wait 5 or so days until I need a good shave again and put it on the night before I did so. This gives the skin plenty of time to heal so it doesn’t itch so much when I put hypercare back on.
That said, I often get woken up from sleep the nights I put hypercare on due to itching. During the days I got itching attacks where It itches so bad I have to scratch hard even (horribly) if I’m in front of someone. Thank god though, a week ago I got fed up and started looking for a solution to the scratching. I searched for “anti-itching solutions” and found that there are plenty of methods including creams with anti-histamines, steroids, pain relievers, ects. I went with pain relievers/numbing cream because it looked like it had the fewest side effects. I researched the active ingredient in the pain relievers and found things like tetracain, lidocate, butaben, ect. Then I went to the store and bought a cream with Benzocaine 20%. My underarms were sore when I put it on and burned/were even sorer for the first 7 or so applications. But I thought it helped a little so I continued. It’s been a week now and I am so happy! It doesn’t hurt to put the cream on anymore (my skin is healing) and I apply it as soon as I feel the need to scratch coming on. It takes the desire to do so away within a minute or so and what’s even better is the itching attacks have decreased from like 6-10 a day to 2-3 which go away almost immediately if I treat them. I finally have everything I wanted, NORMAL UNDERAMS! I definably recommend looking into pain revealing/numbing creams if your experiencing my same situation.
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- Side Effects of Hypercare (detailed)
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