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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||International Journal of Dermatology|
|State||Published - Jul 1976|
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