A highly effective product for the treatment of excessive perspiration of the armpits, hands and feet. The active ingredient, Aluminium Chloride Hexahydrate, undergoes neutralisation when it enters the sweat gland, forming a gel-matrix plug. This plug works to obstruct the sweat gland, rendering it temporarily inactive. Excess sweat is instead reabsorbed back into the body and naturally disposed of.
Like all medicines, Driclor can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. The following may happen with this medicine: - application site stinging, irritation, itching, swelling, burning sensation, pain, rash and redness of the skin. You can reduce the chances of stinging and irritation by making sure that: - you dry your skin carefully before you apply Driclor - you do not put Driclor on any irritated or sensitive areas of your skin (such as cuts or grazes) - if you shave under your arms, try to do so in the morning or at different times to applying Driclor. If this troubles you, stop using Driclor for a while to see if this helps. If this side effect gets serious or lasts longer than a few days, or if you notice any other side effects, stop using Driclor and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Adults and children over 3 years of age:
1. Make sure that affected areas are thoroughly dry before applying, especially in warm or humid conditions, otherwise irritation may occur.
2. The product should be applied once daily initially, at night before going to bed. Ideally you should allow the product to dry before putting on night clothes.
3. In the morning, wash off the product and continue to use your regular deodorant as normal.
Once sweating stops during the day, you may reduce the frequency of applications to twice a week or less.