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Palmoplantar Hyperhidrosis and its Treatment
Sweaty palms, sweaty feet? Whether you have excessive sweating of your palms, soles or both, these regions of the body are particularly difficult to treat. The reason for this is relatively simple. The palms of the hands and soles of the feet have relatively thick skin. This is understandable given that these regions are exposed to a multitude of tasks in any given day. Whether it's a lot of walking, up on your feet all day, or physical labour, these surfaces respond by developing additional layers of skin for protective purposes.
The left side shows a illustrated cross section of skin. The two other pictures are photos of actual skin tissue, again in a cross-sectional view. Thick skin such as that found on palms and soles typically have a thick layer called the stratum corneum. This layer makes absorption of substances very difficult.
While adding skin layers to palms and soles is an ingenious response that helps to toughen these surfaces, it also hinders the skin's ability to absorb substances. These areas are also the regions that have the greatest number of sweat glands. The palms and soles are well populated with sweat glands giving rise to the most dense eccrine gland regions of the body (up to 700 glands per sq. cm. or 1800 / sq. in. according to some estimates).
The terminal end or acrosyringium portion of the sweat gland is also longer having to spiral its way through the dense layers of skin. This is the area where DryDerm does its work. As such, sweaty palms and sweaty soles often require stronger concentrations of antiperspirant. That's why we developed DryDerm PP.
Introducing DryDerm PP
The skin from the palms and soles is generally a lot less sensitive than regions such as the underarms, face or groin. Coupled with a thicker skin layer, both the palms and soles can therefore be treated more aggressively. As such, we are introducing a maximum-strength formulation called DryDerm PP (short for DryDerm PalmoPlantar). This formulation contains 45% aluminum chloride hexahydrate / 4% salicylic acid. It is fair to say that if your sweating condition remains unresolved after an adequate trial with DryDerm PP, it is unlikely that it will respond to any other topically applied product.
DryDerm PP should only be used for palmoplantar hyperhidrosis after trying lower concentrations such as DryDerm 35. If the lower strength products were insufficient than a trial of DryDerm PP is recommended. In most cases DryDerm PP will provide much dryer conditions for hands and feet. In very severe cases, if results remain unsatisfactory, you may need an additional or complementary treatment or altogether an alternative option.
Say goodbye to those sweaty palms and sweaty soles for good. With DryDerm PP.
Please note that DryDerm PP should only be reserved for treatment of excessive sweaty palms of the hands and soles of the feet. Treatment in other areas may result in irritation of the skin or other adverse events. Please consult our DryDerm Gel Precautions and Patient Information Sheet prior to use.
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