Can Iontophoresis Machines Help With Sweaty Feet?

iontophoresis machinesHyperhidrosis is a medical condition that affects between 2% and 3% of the general population. This condition causes a person to sweat uncontrollably, excessively, and unpredictably. Individuals with severe hyperhidrosis could even sweat in cold temperatures or while they are sleeping.

These individuals who suffer from hypergidrosis have searched for years to find quality hyperhidrosis treatments that will help with excessive sweating, but, sadly, there aren’t too many options available. One effective treatment, however, is iontophoresis, which has been around for over 50 years in order to help control excessive sweating.

Iontophoresis machines are great for people with hyperhidrosis of the hands, but are they good for individuals with sweaty feet problems?

Yes. iontophoresis machines are just as effective for feet as they are for hands. According to the International Hyperhidrosis Society, iontophoresis treatments have been shown to dramatically decrease sweating of the hands and feet for people with hyperhidrosis of the hands and feet. These machines even helped wholly 91% of patients with excessive palmoplantar sweating (excessive sweating of the hands and feet).

During the iontophoresis treatment, a medical device is used to pass an electrical current through a shallow pan of water where a person’s skin or feet will rest. The current will pass through the skin’s surface and prevent the severe sweating from happening again.

Unfortunately, hyperhidrosis doesn’t always solely affect the hands and the feet, but additional parts of the body are impacted as well. The majority of iontophoresis machines aren’t currently meant for underarms and other parts of the body, but there are improvements being made to make the treatment more effective.

SweatBlock Antiperspirant is another effective tool for hyperhidrosis treatment. This treatment isn’t permanent, and requires regular use, but it can effectively control excessive sweating for up to 7 days after it’s applied. In addition to the immediate care the SweatBlock Antiperspirant provides, it’s both doctor recommended and FDA compliant as well.

Simply wipe the SweatBlock pad across the specific part of the body that continually sweats right before you go to bed, and you should enjoy a sweat free week!

If you want to learn more about controlling excessive sweating, contact Hidrex USA today.

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America will soon become more familiar with hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, thanks to a visit to ABC’s hit TV show Shark Tank on ABC from Billy and Randy, the co-founders of Thompson Tee!  Thompson Tee makes special sweat-proof T-shirts that keep your sweat from showing through your shirt or staining your undershirt or shirt.  Learn more about them Thompson Tee here.

While the Thompson tee is a great solution for someone with axillary (underarm) hyperhidrosis, there are some other ways to help prevent the excessive sweating from even happening, and for other body areas as well, such as for hands and feet.  Hidrex USA has a machine called an iontophoresis device that is 98% effective in stopping excessive sweating in hands, feet, and underarms, as well as other less common areas.  A user would apply some regular tapwater that has a mild electrical current in it to the area needing treatment (with a small tray for hands and feet, or absorbent pads for underarms and other areas) for about 10-15 minutes a day for about 10 days.  The excessive sweating is typically eliminated or greatly reduced by the 10th treatment, and then the user can treat about once a week to continue staying dry.  The Hidrex USA models have features to allow you to adjust the current and voltage to adjust for comfort and efficiency.

DVP1000 tap water iontophoresis device for hyperhidrosisIontophoresis is clinically proven to be very effective, and is widely considered to be one of the most effective AND COST-effective ways of treating hyperhidrosis, due to it being only a one-time purchase without future on-going costs.  The Hidrex USA iontophoresis devices are FDA cleared for safety and efficacy for the treatment of hyperhidrosis.  A prescription is required for purchase, and many insurance companies will reimburse the user some or most of the cost of the device.

While there are some other treatment options for treating hyperhidrosis, iontophoresis remains one of the best options as it is drug-free, needle-free, surgery-free, little or no ongoing costs, long-term solution, and highly effective.  It is also risk-free, as Hidrex USA offers an 8 week money back guarantee if someone doesn’t want it or if they are one of the few people that don’t respond to treatment.

Contact us today or view our Iontophoresis Devices on our website.