Skin Effects in the Treatment of Palmar Hperhidrosis Using Tap Water Iontophoresis: Case Report
Excessive sweating, either isolated or associated with other symptoms, characterizes hyperhidrosis. It commonly occurs on the forehead, hands, feet and armpits. It affects about 1% of the general population, both men and women of all ages. Although sweating represents an indispensable thermoregulatory skin function, excessive sweating is a benign disease that causes significant impact on quality of life and career of patients. Diagnosis is, essentially clinical and treatment can be either conservative or surgical. We describe the case of a 27-years-old female patient with palmar hyperhidrosis from adolescence who, after several therapeutic failures and difficulties, achieved excellent clinical response to iontophoresis with tap water. The patient has been at least one year without clinical treatment.
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