Treatment of hyperhidrosis with topical methenamine

P. R. Bergstresser, R. Quero

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Abstract

Idiopathic palmar and plantar hyperhidrosis is a relatively common disorder of eccrine sweat gland function. Treatment with glutaraldehyde or formaldehyde, although successful, may cause undesirable side effects. Methenamine is a polycyclic organic compound which releases ammonia and formaldehyde at acid pH. Five % methenamine in a firm stick gel, applied daily to one palmar or plantar surface of 109 patients with hyperhidrosis, resulted in significantly less sweating after one month. No patients were sensitized to formaldehyde.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)452-455
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Dermatology
Volume15
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1976

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Methenamine
Hyperhidrosis
Formaldehyde
Eccrine Glands
Polycyclic Compounds
Sweat Glands
Sweating
Glutaral
Ammonia
Therapeutics
Gels
Acids

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  • Dermatology

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Bergstresser, P. R., & Quero, R. (1976). Treatment of hyperhidrosis with topical methenamine. International Journal of Dermatology, 15(6), 452-455.

Treatment of hyperhidrosis with topical methenamine. / Bergstresser, P. R.; Quero, R.

In: International Journal of Dermatology, Vol. 15, No. 6, 1976, p. 452-455.

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Bergstresser, PR & Quero, R 1976, 'Treatment of hyperhidrosis with topical methenamine', International Journal of Dermatology, vol. 15, no. 6, pp. 452-455.
Bergstresser, P. R. ; Quero, R. / Treatment of hyperhidrosis with topical methenamine. In: International Journal of Dermatology. 1976 ; Vol. 15, No. 6. pp. 452-455.
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