Sweaty – not as in nervous sweat… but excessive, profuse sweating that makes simple social interactions like handshake or holding hands nerve wrecking?
Since you are searching about sweaty hands, you may already know that it’s a relatively common medical condition called Hyperhidrosis, and that more than 180MM people worldwide suffer from some degree of excessive sweat.
That’s right – you probably know 10 odd friends with hyperhidrosis in your Facebook list!
Is There a Solution?
Anyways, you are reading this not to draw comfort from other patients with similar problem, but to find a solution – correct?
Unfortunately no matter what you have read on unscrupulous websites, there is NO CURE for hyperhidrosis. There are a few treatments ranging from simple (Anti-perspirants) to really extreme (surgery).
Unfortunately most of these treatments are either ineffective, or have extreme side effects. One of the most promising treatment for sweaty hands that works in over 80% of cases is something called Iontophoresis.
What is Iontophoresis?
Iontophoresis is a technique of passing very low current through the hands so as to irritate the sweat glands in the area, and make them stop producing the sweat. The exact mechanism is really unknown – but it works for most cases. The good part is that there is virtually no side effect, the effect is long term, and (biggest) you don’t need to go under knife and cause irreversible damage to your body.
Iontophoresis has been mentioned by International Hyperhidrosis Society, Hyperhidrosis Network, and several other well-known authorities on the subject as one of the most promising treatment for Hyperhidrosis.
How to do Iontophoresis?
It’s actually super easy. You need to get your hands on an Iontophoresis device. Once you have it, you need to take treatment sessions (about 15 minutes per day) for first 2 weeks, and then reduce the frequency gradually till about once every 15 days to maintain the effects.
How Can I Start With Iontophoresis?
You can take iontophoresis sessions all by yourself, at your home. Its pretty simple!
There are several brands available. The two Iontophoresis device that have great reputation are Idromed and Hidrex. These are manufactured in Germany, but are shipped worldwide free of cost.
What If it does not work for me?
That’s unlikely (if you do the treatment sessions as suggested). However, if you’d like to not continue the treatment for any reason, you can return the machine back within 90 days – so its essentially riskfree 🙂
Go ahead – try it. Dry hands are great feeling – imaging being able to offer your hand for a handshake without hesitation, or (even better), being able to hold your partner’s hand without being conscious of the sweat!
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