Odaban Antiperspirant Spray
Odaban antiperspirant has remained the safest and most effective treatment of Hyperhidrosis for more than 35 years, the formulation, method of manufacture and unique dispensing mechanism are still without equal. Convenient, inexpensive and the only antiperspirant guaranteed to work, as the manufacturer offers a 'money back guarantee'. Hyperhidrosis sufferers, and indeed individuals all over the world without perspiration problems, claim Odaban to be their lifesaver.
The following contains clear and concise information intended to serve also as a Hyperhidrosis Learning Centre to help resolve all perspiration and related problems.
Head and Face
Sweating excessively from this area of the body is particularly distressing as there is no disguising the fact that a constant “stream” may be flowing from your scalp and face, this can be a social nightmare and certainly undermines confidence. The symptoms may vary tremendously between individuals with some experiencing fluid loss from the T-bar area (forehead, sides of nose and chin) whereas others may find the perspiration from their scalp is such that their hair is constantly damp.
Individuals who experience really problematic “body odour” suffer from a condition known as Bromhidrosis (or Osmidrosis) and no matter how much deodorant, antiperspirant or perfume is used, the odour remains most of the time, despite almost constant washing. The syndrome affects every aspect of the sufferer's life; school, work, friendships, romance, sporting activities, even shopping. Treatments are now available to alleviate this distressing condition, but in order to gain the maximum benefits, it is important to fully understand the background of this complaint and how the various treatments work.
Dripping hands are a social nightmare, not only do they sap confidence and cause huge embarrassment they can hinder many practical aspects of normal life from holding a screw driver to hanging on to a golf club. Fortunately treatment for Palmar Hyperhidrosis is relatively straightforward and as the skin on the palms is thicker than other areas of the body, painless. However the skin of the palm has numerous sweat pores, often making this a challenging area to treat.
Wet feet soon blister and confined within footwear create offensive smells. Plantar Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating of the feet) is a huge and widespread problem, which is fortunately easily treated.
Wetness and chafing around the foot and between the toes will produce soft skin that easily becomes macerated. This in turns leads to secondary fungal and bacterial infections, such as “Athlete's Foot”. Whilst many “Athlete's Foot” treatments promise to deal with advanced foot infections they do little to treat one of the major root causes of the problem...perspiration.
Foot infections invariably begin with the problem of wet skin that encourages fungal spores to infect and weaken the skin which is usually followed by a subsequent invasion of bacteria. Most foot products are aimed at attacking fungal growth, however, it is the bacterial infections that often cause most distress. Odaban's drying effect is such that it not only prevents fungal growth but also the secondary bacterial growth responsible for much unpleasant foot odour.
Compensatory sweating may occur over varying areas of the body as a result of corrective surgery for Hyperhidrosis. Unfortunately this condition is all too common following ETS surgery, and indeed, is often worse than the original perspiration problem that initiated the search for a cure in the first place. If contemplating surgery, it is obviously vital to search hard and long for the right surgeon and to study as much as possible all sources of relevant information available.
Underarm wetness is not only unsightly and uncomfortable; the excessive moisture, in this confined area also helps to produce odour problems. This is the most common of the Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) areas to affect sufferers but symptoms vary widely, in extreme cases absorbent underarm pads may require changing a dozen or more times a day. Fortunately most underarm wetness sufferers respond to one of the stronger antiperspirants, the treatment of first choice.
General Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) of the torso is difficult to treat with one treatment regime. It is unwise to apply one of the stronger antiperspirants over a large skin area as the bodies temperature control may be affected and the risk of skin irritancy is increased. The practical way of handling Torso Hyperhidrosis is to use a combination of treatments, however, trial and error is the only way to go. Most individuals will find the occasional use of a low dose medicine, wipe / cream along with an antiperspirant and / or Iontophoresis machine, control can be established. The Internet discussion forums are also most useful to refer to. Sadly many individuals who seek surgery to correct Hyperhidrosis in other more localised areas of their bodies finish up with Compensatory Sweating, which involves large areas of the abdomen being affected.
Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) in this area can cause considerable skin chafing and because of the presence of Apocrine glands as well as normal sweat (Eccrine) glands, the excessive perspiration in this confined skin area is also liable to produce odour problems.
Treatment with Odaban antiperspirant is straightforward and usually completely effective.
The product should be applied only at bedtime after bathing, when relaxed, to DRY skin (use a little talcum powder or a hair dryer).
It is very important the skin is dry, as any moisture will break down Odaban to form irritating side products. Apply Odaban sparingly; just one spray; those with sensitive skin and particularly when treating the face or other sensitive skin areas, should apply via a cotton wool “make-up remover” pad.
When applying through the hair to the scalp, spray onto a cotton bud or pad, part the hair and dab gently.
The following morning the treated areas should be washed / shampooed to remove any excess possibly left on the skin or hair. A moisturiser can be used in conjunction with Odaban but not prior to application or before the skin has been washed the following morning.
It is critical when first using Odaban to avoid applying too much as this will block the sweat ducts completely for a short time, rather than creating a partial blockage, which results in a bursting of the “dam walls” and a swift return to the original wetness problem.
Remember to apply sparingly, less is more, build your protection slowly using nightly applications until control is established then reduce to the minimum number of treatments per week to remain dry, most individuals eventually require just one or two applications a week. Everyone is different so just take your time and go easy with the amount you use per application.
Individuals who do not suffer from Hyperhidrosis can also use Odaban as directed and will find just one application will keep them dry for a week or more.