What is the difference between deodorants and antiperspirants?
Deodorants use perfume and anti-bacterial agents to prevent bad odors, but do not prevent sweat secretion. On the other hand, antiperspirants actually reduce underarm sweating. Duradry® PM is a very potent antiperspirant.
What is the difference between Duradry PM and a regular antiperspirant?
All antiperspirants contain aluminum salts as active ingredients; however, the most effective and preferred by dermatologists is Aluminum Chloride Hexahydrate –the active ingredient in Duradry® PM. In addition, Duradry® PM is applied only at night, and it is meant to be applied only once or twice per week once excessive perspiration is controlled.
Who is Duradry PM intended for?
It is intended for anyone who suffers from excessive perspiration problems, both men and women.
How long will it take for Duradry PM to have an effect?
This varies from person to person and depends on the severity of the case. The patient with the most severe perspiration problem treated in the clinical study needed 6 applications to treat his problem; other patients needed only 1 application.
What will happen if I skip a day during the initial stage of treatment?
There will be no significant consequences; however, skipping treatment days will delay the results. Therefore, we do not recommend it, except in cases where skin is irritated.
The benefits seem too good to be true. Are you being realistic?
Yes, we guarantee that Duradry® PM will solve your excessive perspiration or axillary hyperhidrosis problem. If you are not happy with the results, we offer FREE Returns. You can get more information on our Shipping & Returns FAQ page.
Could this product be dangerous to my health?
No. Our products are FDA compliant and completely safe. Duradry® PM works on the same principle as other antiperspirants on the market; the difference is that its active ingredient is more effective.
If you have heard that antiperspirants are associated with an increase in breast cancer rates or Alzheimer’s disease, take into consideration that reputable medical organizations have indicated that there is no scientific evidence of a relationship between breast cancer or Alzheimer’s disease and antiperspirants, deodorants, or underarm hair removal. Organizations that have stated this include: the American Cancer Society, Susan B. Komen Cancer Foundation, and the Alzheimer’s Association.
Is it harmful to stop sweating from the underarms?
Contrary to what people think, the main purpose of perspiration is to regulate body temperature, not to remove toxins from the body. Other organs such as the liver and kidneys take care of removing toxins from the body. There is no danger in decreasing or stopping excessive sweating.
What kind of fragrance does Duradry PM have?
Duradry® PM does not contain any additives to give it a fragrance.
Why is it necessary to apply the product only at bedtime?
Because when you are sleeping is when your perspiration is at its lowest level, and because it gives the product sufficient time to work.
How can I maximize the effects of Duradry PM?
Before applying the product, wash you underarms to remove deodorant residue or any other substance that may prevent direct contact with the skin. Do not apply the product immediately; wait until your underarms are completely dry. Some people who have a large amount of underarm hair may improve product performance by trimming or shaving the hair.
Why do the instructions indicate that Duradry PM may cause itching during the first few days it is applied?
You may experience itching when applying Duradry® PM if the area to be treated is not completely dry. The main reason why some people experience itching during the first few days is that their excessive perspiration moistens the treatment area. Itching will decrease after a few days of use.
How can I reduce itching when applying the product?
Before applying the product, make sure that the treatment area is completely dry. Some users recommend using a fan or blow dryer to eliminate any moisture that a towel cannot remove.
It is possible that even if the treatment area is completely dry before applying Duradry® PM, it may become wet due to excessive perspiration. This is why it is recommended to sleep in as cool an environment as possible, whether with an open window or with a fan or air conditioner turned on.
Another recommendation is not to apply large amounts of product; it is sufficient to moisten the treatment area. You will also reduce itching without significantly sacrificing results if you apply the product only at the center of the underarm.
After applying the product, what can I do if the itching is too severe?
Wait a few minutes for the itching to diminish. If this does not occur, simply rinse thoroughly with water to dilute the product. If you strictly follow the instructions, you will not experience severe itching.
Does Duradry PM irritate skin?
The product may cause irritation in people with very sensitive skin. However, it is unlikely that the product will cause irritation if you follow the instructions. If irritation is present, it is usually during the initial phase when the product is being applied every day. That is not the case in the maintenance phase, because the skin has enough time to rest between applications. Unlike other similar products we have added Salicylic Acid and moisturizing agents in order to minimize the irritation.
Remember that you should not apply the product to a recently shaved area; in addition, the area must be clean and completely dry.
What should I do if the product causes irritation?
If the irritation is minor, stop use for 1 or 2 days. It is important to wait for skin to recover before resuming the treatment; otherwise, you may expect additional applications to worsen the irritation. If you suffer from severe irritation, stop using the product and consult a specialist. In most cases, the use of anti-inflammatory or diaper rash creams will help the skin to recover quickly.
Should I continue using my regular deodorant while I am using Duradry PM?
Yes, Duradry® PM is only used at bedtime. For daytime, we recommend using Duradry® AM; not only is it an effective antiperspirant/deodorant, but it has been formulated to work synergistically with Duradry® PM.
Can Duradry PM be used to treat excessive perspiration caused by menopause or hyperthyroidism?
Excessive perspiration caused by menopause and hyperthyroidism is considered secondary hyperhidrosis, and it can be effectively treated with Duradry® PM.
Is Duradry PM effective against bromhidrosis (bad odor)?
Many people who suffer from hyperhidrosis or excessive perspiration also suffer from bromhidrosis. The bad odor originates from the decomposition of sweat by skin bacteria.
Duradry® PM eliminates bacteria and reduces excessive perspiration; therefore, it is effective in the treatment of bad odor problems. Duradry® AM (applied every day in the mornings) also contains odor blocking ingredients. Using antibacterial soaps when showering can also help.
Can Duradry PM solve palmar and/or plantar hyperhidrosis?
Some laboratory studies suggest that a greater concentration of active ingredient is necessary to effectively treat the problem on the palms of the hands or soles of the feet due to the thickness of the skin in those body areas. Although it is possible that Duradry® PM may solve minor palmar and plantar hyperhidrosis, we cannot guarantee the effectiveness of the product as we do in the treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis. The product may need to be applied for additional days to treat a palmar or plantar problem.
Can Duradry PM be used to treat facial hyperhidrosis?
No, Duradry® PM is not recommended for use on the face. The active ingredient is dangerous to the eyes and other mucous membranes.
What guarantee applies to Duradry PM?
We are confident that you’ll love our products, but if you are not fully satisfied, you have 100 days to return them and receive a full refund. We’ll even pay for your return labels when shipping from a U.S. address. You can get more information on our Shipping & Returns FAQ page.