TREATMENT OF HYPERHIDROSIS WITH TOPICAL METHENAMINE

P. R. Bergstresser, R. Quero

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Abstract

ABSTRACT: idiopathic palmar and plantar hyperhidrosis is a relatively common disor‐der of eccrine sweat gland function. Treat‐ment with glufaraldehyde or formaldehyde, although successful, may cause undesirable side effects. Methenamine is a polycyclic organic compound which releases ammonia and formaldehyde at acid pH. Five per cent methenamine in a firm slick 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
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1976

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