Seasons Change but Some Things Don't
Millions of You Are Still Dealing with Problematic Perspiration
Dermatologist/Author, David Bank, M.D., Offers Tips for Staying Dry This Winter
With cooler temperatures among us, the uncomfortable feeling and worry about perspiration is a thing of the past for many men and women; however, this isn't the case for the millions of you who suffer from excessive perspiration, also known as hyperhidrosis.
Even in cooler temperatures, sweating can be an issue. In fact, according to two national surveys conducted for Certain Dri:
- Forty-five percent of U.S. adults* – which translates to almost 110 million people – report that perspiration is either “sometimes” or “often” a problem for them and 25 percent of these respondents indicated their perspiration “is the same regardless of season”
As you know, during the cooler months, excessive perspiration is not only brought on by warm indoor temperatures and heavier clothing but also by stress and even every day tasks. Contrary to belief, people do not sweat less in cooler weather months. Our bodies still lose up to a quart of fluid a day, but it’s more noticeable. Someone with excessive perspiration, or hyperhidrosis, as it’s called, will perspire even more, no matter what season it is. Not to worry, below Dr. David Bank, medical advisor to Certain Dri, offers these tips on how to feel and stay dry during the cooler months while wearing the latest fashions:
- Curb the waterworks…while you sleep: Look for Certain Dri® Anti-Perspirant Roll-On with 12 percent aluminum chloride, which is the same active ingredient in prescription-strength antiperspirants, but in a gentler, non-alcohol formula. Certain Dri Anti-Perspirant is clinically tested and dermatologist-recommended as the most effective solution for excessive underarm perspiration, as well as for occasional, excessive perspiration due to stress, heat, sports, occupation, etc. Now available in a SOLID application.
- Layer Up: If you are still concerned that you might develop noticeable sweaty pits or if you experience back sweat from time to time, consider wearing a form fitting undershirt or tank top made of a fabric that wicks away perspiration from the body. This will leave you feeling dry and worry free all day.
- Chill Out: Consider relaxation techniques, such as yoga. This can help to control the stress that can also trigger perspiration. “Many times people who suffer from excessive perspiration also worry about it so much that they create a spiral effect. Suffering from excessive perspiration can be a debilitating condition on an emotional, social and functional level,” says Dr. Bank.
- Eat and Drink Right: Keep in mind certain foods and beverages can exacerbate an excessive perspiration problem and also cause increased body odor, such as drinks that contain caffeine or foods that contain high amounts of garlic or onions. If over-the-counter options don’t solve the issue of excessive sweating for you personally, you should speak to a dermatologist or other health professional about a stronger prescription antiperspirant or other options available.
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*Harris Interactive® fielded the study from February 28- March 2, 2006, via its QuickQuerySM online omnibus service, interviewing a nationwide sample of 2,099 U.S. adults, among whom 1,048 indicated that perspiration is sometimes or often a problem for them **Harris Interactive fielded the survey on behalf of Certain Dri Feet Products from February 6-8, 2008, via its QuickQuery online omnibus service, interviewing a nationwide sample of 2,015 U.S. adults aged 18 years and older.
David E. Bank, M.D., director of The Center for Dermatology, Cosmetic & Laser Surgery in Mount Kisco, New York, is proficient in many areas of dermatology , with experience in all types of cosmetic procedures, such as chemical peels, laser treatments, collagen and Botox injections, as well as many other therapeutic areas/procedures, including skin cancer, acne, anti-aging and excessive perspiration. Dr. Bank has authored Beautiful Skin – Every Woman’s Guide To Looking Her Best (Adams Media Corporation, 2000) and has been quoted in numerous medical journals. As a foremost expert in dermatological conditions and procedures, he is regularly quoted in national magazines and has been a featured expert on radio and television programs, most recently, the TODAY (NBC) Show.