Is This New Product Better Than Your Deodorant?

There is nothing worse than arriving at your destination and realizing that the deodorant you applied before setting off has not worked its purpose. Whether it’s a spray, roll-on, or even wet wipes, for some people nothing you use can stop that excessive underarm sweat. If you are one of these unlucky few, you are now in luck! The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new wipe to treat those nasty summer sweat patches.

Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition suffered by 2%-3% of Americans, in which you sweat from the armpits way more than normal. The FDA announced the Qbrexza (glycopyrronium) cloth is a safe and effective topical treatment for hyperhidrosis. The cloth, which is applied directly to the armpits, works to block sweat production by stopping the sweat gland doing its thing.

Better than deodorants?

Up to now, antiperspirants have been known to work by preventing wetness from reaching the surface of the skin. Joshua Zeichner, M.D. director of cosmetic and clinical research at Mount Sinai Hospital says, “Their active ingredient is an aluminum salt that creates a plug within the sweat gland that physically blocks the sweat”. However, with Qbrexza the sweat gland’s activity is reduced, creating less sweat to begin with.

Dr. Zeichner reported, “Patients experienced statistically significant reductions in sweating by one week, according to the studies.”

Hold on to your Deodorants!

Sorry to let you down but before you say your farewells to those trusty clinical deodorants, bare in mind the new cloth treatment is not available until October 2019. Take into account there also may be some side-effects that come with many treatments available at pharmacies, such as dry mouth, sore throat, dry skin, and stinging. On the bright side, you still have some months to stock up on those light-colored tops!