Driclor Roll-On 20ml
Driclor Roll-On 20ml
Driclor Solution contains aluminium chloride, which works as a strong anti-perspirant. Driclor is used to treat very heavy sweating (perspiration) of the armpits, hands, and feet. It is used for people who sweat excessively, even under normal conditions, and where the sweating can worsen due to embarrassment, stress, and tension.
- Strong anti-perspirant
- Used for heavy sweating of armpits, hands and feet
- Active ingredient is 20% aluminium chloride hexahydrate.
What are the common symptoms of hyperhidrosis?
The main symptom of hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating that is not related to external factors like heat, exercise, anxiety, or stress. This type of sweating typically affects the hands, feet, underarms, or face and occurs at least once a week while awake. It usually happens on both sides of the body and can be severe enough to interfere with daily activities. Other symptoms may include skin infections, skin maceration, and social isolation due to embarrassment.
What is hyperhidrosis and what causes it?
Hyperhidrosis is a condition characterized by excessive sweating beyond what is necessary to regulate body temperature. Primary hyperhidrosis is caused by overactive eccrine sweat glands due to faulty nerve signals and tends to affect the palms, soles, underarms, and sometimes the face. On the other hand, secondary hyperhidrosis is caused by an underlying medical condition or medication, which may result in sweating all over the body. Conditions that may cause secondary hyperhidrosis include diabetes, menopause hot flashes, thyroid problems, certain types of cancer, nervous system disorders, and infections. While primary hyperhidrosis has no medical cause and can run in families, it is important to seek medical attention if experiencing excessive sweating, as secondary hyperhidrosis may indicate an underlying health issue.
How do antiperspirants with aluminum chloride work?
Antiperspirants that contain aluminum chloride and other aluminum compounds work by reacting with sweat to form a gel-like plug that blocks sweat from reaching the skin's surface. This helps to reduce the amount of sweat that is produced and can be effective in preventing body odour.
How should Driclor be used?
If the medicine is from your pharmacist or doctor, follow their instructions. If not, follow the instructions on the bottle. Ensure that the area to be treated is completely dry before use to avoid skin burning and irritation. When first starting to use Driclor, apply it once a day, last thing at night, just before you go to bed. This should stop you from sweating during the day. When sweating has stopped during the day, you may be able to cut down to using Driclor twice a week or less.
Who should not use Driclor?
You should not use Driclor if you are allergic to aluminium chloride or any of the other ingredients in the solution. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your GP or pharmacist before using Driclor.
What are the possible side effects of using Driclor?
Like all medicines, Driclor can cause side effects, although not everyone experiences them. Possible side effects include stinging, irritation, itching, swelling, burning sensation, pain, rash, and redness of the skin at the application site. To reduce the chances of stinging and irritation, make sure that your skin is completely dry before applying Driclor, do not apply it to irritated or sensitive areas of skin, and avoid shaving under your arms before using Driclor.
What is the active ingredient in Driclor?
The active ingredient in Driclor is aluminium chloride hexahydrate (20% w/w or 185mg/ml). The other ingredients are ethyl alcohol and purified water.
Alcohol, Aluminium Chloride, Aqua.
Usage and Instructions
- Always dry the affected areas thoroughly before applying (otherwise irritation may occur).
- Initially apply once daily, last thing at night.In the morning, wash off and do not reapply during the day.
- Continue to use your regular deodorant as normal. After 2 weeks, you should notice as considerable improvement. Once sweating stops during the day, you can reduce applications to twice a week or less.
Not for use by children under 3 years.
Read instructions carefully before use.
Driclor is for external use only.
Ensure that the affected areas to be treated are completely dry before application.
Do not apply Driclor to broken, irritated or recently shaven skin.
Avoid contact with eyes.
Avoid direct contact with clothing and polished metal surfaces.
There are no restrictions on the use of Driclor during pregnancy or lactation.