Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating is a common disorder affecting many people. Sweating is often uncontrollable, embarrassing and not anticipated. Normal sweating is needed for thermal regulation however in people suffering from hyperhidrosis, sweating exceeds the body need for physiological thermal regulation. Foot sweating can be treated with a variety of medications and topical antiperspirants in addition to iontophoresis.

At Medicomfort we use Iontophoresis that works by inducing electrical changes in the sweat glands that disrupts the sweat production. This works by placing the affected areas in tap water. A small electric current is then passed through the skin.

This device works well for mild to moderate forms of hyperhidrosis. However its drawback is the time that is required to do the treatments. The treatments also have to be continued indefinitely. Treatment starts with twenty minutes on a daily basis and is tailored to individual symptoms.

Side effects of iontophoresis are few. Affected areas may crack, become too dry or fissured. If this occurs the frequency of treatments should be decreased. Most patients report a tingling sensation and mild pain especially in the beginning of the treatments. 




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