Sweating is a completely normal metabolic process of the human body and can nevertheless be extremely unpleasant for many people: the skin shines, sweat patches form and finally an unpleasant odour develops.
And yet sweating has a very simple and convincing function: to cool the body, because in order for sweat to evaporate, it needs energy and this comes from the heat of the skin. Sweat is 99% water. The composition of sweat depends on various factors, but as a rule the ion concentration is lower than the composition of other body fluids, such as blood, which is why we speak of a hypotonic fluid.
Possible consequences of excessive sweating
Those affected are very often insecure in the presence of others and do not dare to offer their sweaty hand to others. Clearly visible sweat stains constantly form under the armpits and, despite intensive body hygiene, the smell of sweat can occur again and again, which can be very unpleasant for the partner or in professional situations. But there are - besides thorough body hygiene - some starting points to curb excessive sweating.
What helps against heavy sweating?
A gentle, inexpensive and very effective method of getting a grip on the sweat problem is aluminium chloride, which has long been available in pharmacies as a solution, usually in the form of a roll-on deodorant. In a suitable concentration, aluminium chloride causes the ducts of the sweat ducts in the treated areas to narrow. At the same time, a complex is formed that closes the sweat ducts like a plug, so that sweating is effectively regulated.
In the media, the question is raised time and again whether aluminium in antiperspirants is dangerous to health. However, since for many people only an antiperspirant with aluminium achieves the desired effect and the quality of life of people without an effective antiperspirant is greatly reduced, the following attempts to counteract this myth.
Odaban antiperspirant spray, for example, releases 1.5 µg of aluminium per spray and armpit when used once. Since Odaban antiperspirant is only used once or twice a week with one or two sprays per armpit, only about 9 µg of aluminium are released per week. This means that Odaban antiperspirant is far below the systematic release amount calculated by the Federal Office for Risk Assessment and far below the tolerable intake amount of aluminium for a 60kg adult, which the Federal Office for Risk Assessment states to be 60.2 µg per week.
The practical ODABAN® spray is applied directly to the affected areas of the skin as a preventive measure and in minimal doses in the evening before going to bed. Sweating is effectively regulated after just one application. The finely tuned formula also gently and reliably protects against skin irritations such as burning or itching. With a result of up to 90% less perspiration after only three applications, the effectiveness of the Odaban® spray has been dermatologically tested and confirmed by a renowned institute. The test subjects, who all suffered from increased sweat production, were treated with Odaban antiperspirant in one armpit once a day in the evening for 3 days.
The other armpit remained untreated during the test and served as a control. The test persons showed a reduction in the amount of sweat of up to 90% already after 3 days of application, with an average sweat reduction of approx. 71%.Numerous skin clinics and dermatologists therefore recommend Odaban® even for heavy sweating.