You realise how much general fatigue and niggles you climb with when you have a break! Well, unless you are a yoot and can recover in 6 hours.
Do you find antihydral that quick acting? I thought that it was something that you apply over weeks to reduce the sweating in your fingers slowly?
Antihydral does work straight away to an extent. I'll normally apply it on my finger tips and leave it on overnight. That'll be immediately a bit stronger, drier skin the next day....but it's peak effectiveness is in 3-6 days....depends how much skin you get through though.
You need to climb if you use it, or sandpaper your hands otherwise it'll callus up.
I have particularly sweaty hands (like leaving big wet handprints on volumes)....and it's a godsend. I can climb a good grade or two higher on slopers when I've used it.