Review: Driclor (Aluminium Chloride Hexahydrate) Tropical Antiperspirant

Are you suffering from Hyperhydrosis or the condition characterized by abnormally increased perspiration, in excess of that required for regulation of body temperature? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperhidrosis) Or also referred to as "excessive sweating" in any part of your body particularly the armpit, hands and or feet. 

This condition more often than not lessens a person's self esteem or confidence and causes 'major major' embarrassment and stress. They would probably be one of the laughingstock in town, school, or workplace because of their sweaty armpits and or hands. 

You always hesitate to raise your hands during class recitation, or when you're commuting in a public utility vehicle. You can not wear colored clothes that would make the sweaty underarms more obvious. You refuse from handshaking when you're introduced with other people or when someone introduced himself or herself to you. How awful it is to have encountered all these situations.

This is one of the unpleasant conditions I am possessing, and yes and I confess that I am still suffering from it until now. And because I am honest and true, I'd like to say that I am cursing this dilemma to death, a swearing you can ever imagine. lol. 

But anyway I'd like to share a solution that have helped me since I've researched a lot and have read a lot of forums talking about this antiperspirant liquid to be effective. This is the Driclor that you can buy at leading drugstores over the counter. (Bought mine at Mercury drugstore)

If you're suffering from excessive underarms or hands sweating I recommend this one but I'll have to say my thoughts about my encounters later right down this post. 

Driclor (Aluminium Chloride Hexahydrate) Tropical Antiperspirant

DRICLOR®

BASED ON PATIENT INSTRUCTION LEAFLET:

COMPOSITION:
Driclor contains Aluminium Chloride Hexahydrate USP 20% w/w (185 mg/mL) in alcohol.

PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION:
Antiperspirant

INDICATIONS:
Driclor is indicated for the treatment of excessive perspiration of the underarms, the hands and the feet.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
IMPORTANT:
Follow these instructions carefully. If there is anything you are not sure about, ask your doctor.

Instructions for use:
Before using DRICLOR
1. Ensure the affected areas are perfectly dry before applying DRICLOR. Do not apply to broken or irritated skin.
2. Do not bathe the affected areas just before using DRICLOR. Allow at least one hour after bathing.
3. Do not use a hair removal cream or shave the armpits 24 hours before or after using the product.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
1. Apply last thing at night when completely relaxed.
2. Make sure the skin is perfectly dry before applying DRICLOR.
3. The next morning, wash and dry the areas you have treated. Do not re-apply DRICLOR again during the day.
4. At first, you should use DRICLOR each night until sweating stops during the day. You may then find you can cut down its use to twice weekly and then to once weekly and possibly even less often.
5. DRICLOR may cause temporary irritation or redness. If this troubles you, stop using DRICLOR for a while, and if necessary consult your doctor.

SIDE-EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
DRICLOR is FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY
Do not apply DRICLOR on or near eyes or mouth.
Avoid direct contact of DRICLOR with polished metal surfaces.
Avoid direct contact with clothing.
Plastic sheet may be used between the skin and nightclothes for added protection.

IDENTIFICATION:
Driclor is a clear, colourless solution which is indicated for the treatment of excessive perspiration of the underarms, the hands and the feet.

PRESENTATION:
Roll-on

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:
Always replace cap tightly after use.
Keep the bottle upright in a cool place below 25°.
DRICLOR is inflammable. Avoid a naked flame.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

PRICE:
20ml - P350.00
60ml - P860.00



My Final Say:

It is really effective. You'll see the positive outcomes from the very first day of use (may depend on the sweating condition).

Been using it for a year now but the only downfall I've been really worried about is that, I think, I am now being immune on this product. It isn't as effective as the first number usage. When I apply it at night, I'd still sweat the next day though not as sweaty as before.

One more I dislike is that its super itchy when applied at night. There are times its tolerable but when you applied too much, you'll end up washing it off. So, do not overdo it. A one time roll on each armpit/hands/feet will still do the job.

I will have to say also that it can darken the underarms :( but anyway if you're after the sweaty issue it wouldn't be a big deal. You can undergo a bleach treatment afterwards or use any whitening solutions. I'd rather have dark than sweaty UA!

The effectiveness of a one time application can last for days to one week at least to me.

And for those who say "YUCK for the sweats." You don't have an idea how suicidal it can be. :)