Thursday, November 17, 2011

Your Excessive Hand Sweating And The Iontophoresis Treatment by Lynsey Carter

It is extremely difficult to have to cope with any sweating problem whether it may be your sweating underarms, your sweaty feet, or just your sweaty hands. These sweating conditions can often lead to feelings of embarrassment and / or humiliation.

Among these sweating problems, hand sweating may very well be the most common of them all and there are many different treatments that hand sweating sufferers could resort to find a solution to their problem. hand sweating usually occurs when a person is feeling pressured, anxious or nervous. And for many sufferers it is a constant battle that they have to face every day.

However embarrassing hand sweating may be, there are some excellent solutions that could help to cure you, and give welcome relief to the discomfort you feel, but it may cost you a little more in some instances to avail yourself of those more effective solutions to hand sweating.

Using Iontophoresis as Treatment - (a technique using a small electric charge to deliver a medicine or other chemical through the skin. Basically an injection without the needle. The technical description of this process is a non-invasive method of propelling high concentrations of a charged substance, normally medication or bioactive agents, transdermally by repulsive electromotive force using a small electrical charge applied to an iontophoretic chamber containing a similarly charged active agent and its vehicle. The positively charged chamber, termed the anode will repel a positively charged chemical, while the negatively charged chamber, termed the cathode, will repel a negatively charged chemical back into the skin - Wikipedia)

Hyperhidrosis is the common term used for excessive sweating of your body, which is usually present on your palms, the soles of your feet, and your underarms. Though there are many solutions for treating hyperhidrosis, the most common treatment for hand sweating is the use of Iontophoresis, which is defined simply as the method of introduction of ions into the skin through an electrical current. That electrical current means to block the sweat ducts in your hands or disrupt the sweat gland secretion.

Though how it works was not entirely clear, but it has proven to be very effective when it comes to giving a solution to hand sweating.

If typical treatment does not seem to work for your hand sweating, Iontophoresis is the second and most popular means to excessive hand sweating. When it is used correctly by a professional, and adjusted to your own individual level of needs, it has proven to be very successful and even has an 83% success rate, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, when used by people who suffer from hand sweating.

When getting started, you need to make an appointment with your local doctor, or health professional, and get to know more about Iontophoresis and how it is properly used. You could ask your doctor for a referral to undergo a series of treatments for Iontophoresis, at a dermatological clinic. This is where the cost of treatment could become too expensive for you. Please, as always, do your research thoroughly before beginning any treatment.

Also, if you are pregnant, a nursing mother, have a pacemaker installed, or any metal implants, if you have any cardiac problems, or epilepsy, even if you are suffering from severe hand sweating, it is definitely not advisable for you to resort to Iontophoresis.

But your doctor should inform you of any side-effects or concerns in using Iontophoresis.

You will also have to remember to remove any kind of jewelry when doing this process. Any cuts or wounds will need to be covered before starting the process too.

Copyright (c) 2010 Lynsey Carter