In pharmacy, a thermophobic foam consisting of 0.1% betamethasone valerate was found to be at least as effective as conventional remedies for treating dandruff. In addition, the foam is non-greasy and does not irritate the scalp. Another use of thermophobic material is in treating hyperhydrosis of the axilla and the palm: A thermophobic foam named Bettamousse developed by Mipharm, an Italian company, was found to treat hyperhydrosis effectively.
In medicine, thermophobia is a specific phobia, abnormal fear of heat and hot places. In addition it may refer to a sensory dysfunction, sensation of abnormal heat, which may be associated with, e.g., hyperthyroidism.
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