ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT FOR PLANTAR HYPERHIDROSIS: USE OF URINE THERAPY
AbstractFirst morning urine is the most efficacious against combating disease and maintaining optimum health. The rationale is that after the body has rested during the night, the accumulation of minerals, hormones and vital elements contained in the urine are in higher concentration, making the first morning urine the most potent elixir. This study was confined to the external application of urine and it aimed at assessing the efficacy of urine therapy as alternative treatment, compared to a control solution (25% aluminum chloride) known as a first line of treatment for plantar hyperhidrosis. This study employed a prospective-qualitative design carried among patients suffering from plantar hyperhidrosis. Severity and the initial sweat intensities of the soles were assessed by a dermatologist. The final sweat intensities of the patients were determined after the 3-week duration of treatment. The efficacy of treatments was based on self-improvement reports from the patients, and the physicians’ assessment. Result of the study revealed that urine therapy controlled hyperhidrosis in 95% of cases. The final sweat intensities were significantly reduced after 3 weeks of regular treatments. No undesirable side effects were noted. Urine as alternative treatment appears to control hyperhidrosis on the soles only if consistent treatment is practiced. Urine therapy is simple and its efficacy is comparable to topical treatment for plantar hyperhidrosis. However, a long-term maintenance therapy is proposed.
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Alcantara, J. C., & Cruz, C. P. (2014). ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT FOR PLANTAR HYPERHIDROSIS: USE OF URINE THERAPY. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 10(36). Retrieved from http://eujournal.org/index.php/esj/article/view/4892