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Prescription Deodorant - works at skin level or harmonal/liver level?

The product does not explain- what scientific method does the Prescription Deodorant use/work? Do they only work at skin level or at a deeper level (liver/harmone etc)- how exactly are they able to stop the sweating.

example: dove clinical strength deodorant or http://www.certaindri.com/Pages/CD_Home

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RartemassAuthor, martial arts coach, IT ConsultantCommented:
Are you referring to deodorant or antiperspirant as they are two different things?
From the context I'm assuming antiperspirant.
An antiperspirant clogs the pores in the skin via aluminium chloride or similar chemical. This doesn't stop production of sweat, it just prevents it from reaching the skin surface.

A deodorant simply masks the smell of the sweat but does nothing to prevent it flowing.
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RartemassAuthor, martial arts coach, IT ConsultantCommented:
A more scientific explanation is below:

Aluminium salts are soluble as long as the formulation is acidic (low pH). When they are applied to skin and come in contact with sweat, the pH rises causing the aluminium salts to precipitate out and form a plug over the sweat glands. Sweat continues to be produced by the sweat gland but it just isn't able to reach the surface of the skin.

Diphemanil methylsulfate is another method used (mainly with amputations to prevent itching with prosthetics). Its a drug that opposes the action of the parasympathetic nerves that control sweat production.
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25112Author Commented:
the pH is it.. thanks for the info.
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