Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Hyperhidrosis Is More Common, Severe, and Socially Crippling than Scientists Realized

Hyperhidrosis More Common, Severe, and Socially Crippling than Scientists Realize

A new research published in Archives of Dermatological Research shows that hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) is more prevalent, severe, and socially debilitatingthan previously reported.
We already knew this and you probably did, too, but having data reported in a medical journal both affirms and further empowers our advocacy work. This sort of news garners the attention of more healthcare providers (to make diagnosis and treatment a priority) and more treatment developers (to provide patients with additional options).
The research was conducted by Brickell Biotech and Burke Healthcare with collaboration from the International Hyperhidrosis Society, and hyperhidrosis community members like you!
As part of the study more than 8,000 people participated in an online survey regarding their experiences with excessive sweating.

The results show:

• Approximately 4.8% of the U.S. population, or 15.3 million Americans, live with severe excessive sweating.
• About 75% of those with excessive sweating say the condition has had negative impacts on their social life, sense of well-being, and emotional and mental health.
• Only about half of those (49%) suffering from hyperhidrosis have discussed their condition with a healthcare provider, either because they don’t realize excessive sweating is a medical condition or because they don’t believe that treatment options exist.
• 53% of those who do see a healthcare provider about their excessive sweating are not diagnosed!
Previous (2004) research had found that 2.8% of Americans experience hyperhidrosis. The new study results put that prevalence number much higher – at 4.8%.
Similar to other studies, the researchers found that excessive sweating causes major limitations in work and social relationships, physical and leisure activities, and impairments in emotional and mental health.

For example:

• 85% percent of respondents agreed that excessive sweating is embarrassing
• 71% reported that sweating caused anxiety
• 35% stated they sacrificed many important things in their lives because of excessive sweating.
“When you’re worried about hiding your sweating, you limit your experiences and you aren’t getting joy out of life,” says Sophia Wastler, a trailblazing entrepreneur (check out her Starz Programwho has been living with hyperhidrosis since she was in elementary school. Sophia has been a tireless advocate for the International Hyperhidrosis Society for nearly a decade -- fundraising, raising awareness, and attesting that effective hyperhidrosis treatment from a compassionate and knowledgeable physician, Dr David Pariser, changed her life. 
“The results of this study are significant because it shows that the number of people in the U.S. who are living with this debilitating condition is nearly double previous estimates,” says Patricia Walker, MD, PhD, President and Chief Scientific Officer, Brickell Biotech, and one of the authors of the study. "Not only is the prevalence much higher than previously thought, but there is a clear and urgent need for greater awareness of hyperhidrosis and its treatment options among medical professionals and those living with the condition.”
“People living with hyperhidrosis must not only live with its very visible symptoms but they also have to deal with the anxiety and social stigma associated with excessive sweating, which can be debilitating to their daily lives” says Lisa J. Pieretti, Co-Founder and Executive Director, of the International Hyperhidrosis Society.“It’s high time that the broader medical community learn more about hyperhidrosis so that they can properly diagnose it and then help their patients manage the symptoms.”
“People with excessive sweating should absolutely speak with their primary care doctor or a dermatologist about their condition; no one should suffer alone,” says David Pariser, MD, Co-Founder and Board Member of the IHHS and a beloved world-renowned expert in hyperhidrosis. “There’s a great deal of exciting research in hyperhidrosis treatment right now and I believe that patients will have more safe, effective and convenient treatment options available to them in the coming years.”

Tuesday, October 18, 2016


We are an American company since we began in New York City in 1869 making dress shields that protected Americans from the problems associated with sweat and odor ie fabric decay and social anxiety for example.
Our manufacturing plant is located in a one traffic light town called Elba, Alabama where we employ exceptional skilled long term workers who mostly live in our community.We are located around the corner from the town square and city hall.
We take pride in all that we do and we offer exceptional interactions with our customers. Our customer service can't be beat. You can order online at www.kleinerts.com with our secure checkout system 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Within a few days, your products will be shipped directly to your door. We can even place revolving orders for you so you don't have to reorder. Just tell us how many dress shields you'd like a month and we'll automatically send them to you as long as you want.
What's more, we've got live American operators standing by to help you with online ordering or questions regarding products. We're not just some obscure website with no real people behind it. We stand behind our patented products and are here to assist you by phone from 7AM to 7PM EST. Or, email us with questions outside of business hours and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

Thursday, September 22, 2016


Kleinert's produces its Dry Body Wipes product to eliminate body odor.
Body odor (or B.O., bromhidrosis, osmidrosis or ozochrotia) is an unpleasant
smell our bodies can give off when bacteria that live on the skin break down sweat into acids - some say it is the smell of bacteria growing on the body, but it really is the result of bacteria breaking down protein into certain acids.
Kleinert's antiperspirant Dry Body is a non-prescription wipe that is highly recommended by many of the worlds dermatologists to eliminate and prevent moisture which is the breeding ground for bacteria. http://www.kleinerts.com/dry-body-all-in-one-clinical-antiperspirant-wipes.html
Body odor usually becomes evident if measures are not taken when a human reaches puberty - 14-16 years of age in females and 15-17 years of age in males. People who are obese, those who regularly eat spicy foods, as well as individuals with certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, are more susceptible to having body odor.
People who sweat too much - those with hyperhidrosis - may also be susceptible to body odor, however, often the salt level of their sweat is too high for the bacteria to break down - it depends where the excess sweating is occurring and which type of sweat glands are involved.

All of Kleinert's underarm pads and shields will prevent bacteria and odor development. Many of our items are also Sanitized for freshness.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016


Under the breasts sweating and odor is a medical problem similar to the skin problems associated with those people with a bariatric issue. It is called Infantigo and this can lead to more serious skin problems.

When sweating accumulates under the breasts the moisture will create bacteria and this will cause rashes and even skin breakdown requiring medical attention.

An infantigo rash typically consists of clusters of sores. While it typically does not cause serious problems, infantigo sores are certainly “eye-sores”. Left untreated, however, the sores can end up causing permanent damage and more serious complications.

Infantigo is a bacterial skin infection. It can be caused by two different types of bacteria: strep (streptococcus) or staph (staphylococcus). Typically, these bacteria infect skin that is broken or damaged by cuts, scratches, bites, eczema, or other skin conditions. However, infantigo can also occur in healthy skin.

The condition is highly contagious and easily spreadable through either physical contact or contaminated items (such as shared towels, bed sheets, and clothing). This is one reason why infantigo commonly affects children, as it is easily picked up at daycares and in school. However, adults may also find themselves with the infection if they come in contact with someone else with infantigo.

The condition is highly contagious and easily spreadable through either physical contact or contaminated items (such as shared towels, bed sheets, and clothing). This is one reason why infantigo commonly affects children, as it is easily picked up at daycares and in school. However, adults may also find themselves with the infection if they come in contact with someone else with infantigo.
How to Treat and Prevent Infantigo
Luckily, there are infantigo treatments that can help you put a quick end to any breakout that occurs. We recommend our Dry Body® Antiperspirant Wipes containing the maximum ingredient allowed by the FDA (aluminum chloride at 15%) without a prescription. These wipes will keep the area dry and sweat free for multiple days so that your skin can repair itself.
The most important thing is to see a doctor if you have the signs or symptoms of infantigo. If left untreated, infantigo can cause permanent scarring and skin pigmentation. It can also lead to kidney damage in rare instances, so it is better to see your doctor to avoid any risk.

Typically, doctors will prescribe a topical antibiotic cream to apply over the infantigo rash or blisters. For more aggressive cases, a doctor may prescribe antibiotic pills.



We recognize that consumers want underarm pads for sweating products that offer them maximum protection and comfort from sweating and odor problems. With that in mind, we’ve significantly improved our products.

Our advanced and innovative constructions now allow for much greater absorption and odor control. We’ve done this by working with our suppliers to create truly unique fabrics to maximize absorbency and comfort for you.
   We now have transport top layer to all of our mens and womens armpit pads. This unique mesh fabric allows fluid to pass through it to an absorbent layer so that the fluid does not lay next to your skin or take minutes to be absorbed (causing some fluid to have the spill-over effect).
   We’ve enhanced the effect of cotton by double napping it and thereby making it much more absorbent. Here is a link to our advanced dress shields; http://www.kleinerts.com/Dress-Shields.php and garment shields

     The old water-proof vinyl layer which sometimes could even peel or crack after repeated machine washings has been replaced with a unique blend of urethane and vinyl. This will eliminate any cracking or peeling issues even after 100 washings and yet be noiselessly effective. No more brittle feel associated with vinyl. The urethane will retain its soft hand even after washing with chlorine bleach.

Monday, September 19, 2016


Sweat under your breasts is an uncomfortable and awkward problem. We have your solution in our advanced antiperspirant wipes Dry Body. These easy to apply towelettes will stop your embarrassing problem for days at a time, it has no side effects and is hypoallergenic.In fact, it is recommended by some of the country's leading dermatologists.

Here is a link to our great Dry Body Wipes: http://www.kleinerts.com/dry-body-all-in-one-clinical-antiperspirant-wipes.html

Tuesday, July 26, 2016


We  are busy here in Elba, Alabama devising ways to improve our manufacturing and improve product quality. During the next few months we will have 5 items improved with new and advanced materials making our existing line even better for you. We appreciate your patronage and intend to continue earning your trust with the best products made for sweat and odor control.
Included in the plans are an adjustable shoulder strap for our over the shoulder items like our famous Stay Rite line of garment shields.
We will keep you posted.
In the meantime, here is a link to our garment shield category: http://www.kleinerts.com/Garment-Shields.php