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Int J Dermatol. 1976 Jul-Aug;15(6):452-5.

Treatment of hyperhidrosis with topical methenamine.

Abstract

Idiopathic palmar and plantar hyperhidrosis is a relatively common disorder of eccrine sweat gland function. Treatment with glutaraldehyde of formaldehyde, although successful, may cause undesirable side effects. Methenamine is a polycyclic organic compound which release ammonia and formaldehyde at acid pH. Five per cent 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.

PMID:
776880
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