Hyperhidrosis can affect any part of the body where there are sweat glands, but it is on the palms of the hands that it can prove particularly embarrassing. An effective treatment for excessive sweating on the palms is Iontophoresis where sufferers submerge their hands in a bowl of water, through which a weak electric current is passed. The process can block the sweat glands and normally last around 20-30 minutes. Normally the process requires twice weekly sessions over 8-10 weeks, in which time the symptoms should improve. Unfortunately it is not a permanent cure, but the purchase of a home kit can ensure that treatment is carried out indefinitely.
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