Hyperhidrosis is a condition that causes someone to sweat excessively from various parts of the body. There are many misconceptions tied to this condition, and here are some of the common ones that are absolutely not true.
There’s no way to control it
While there is no proven “cure” for hyperhidrosis, there are certainly things you can do to reduce excessive sweating. One of the best, safest ways to stop excessive body sweating is with iontophoresis treatment. This method involves sticking your hands and other body parts in a tray of water with light waves of electricity running through it. Iontophoresis works because it helps shut down your sweat glands. You can either do this at a clinic or buy the accessories to do it at home.
Traditional deodorant will work
Many people who try to reduce excessive sweating waste a lot of money on traditional antiperspirants. Most traditional deodorants don’t help that much to reduce sweating. They just cover up your body odor and mask it with a better scent. A prescription antiperspirant is your best bet to help reduce excessive sweating.
You will outgrow it
Some people think that their hyperhidrosis will gradually go away with age. Unfortunately, this is not true. According to a recent IHS study, 88% of respondents said their excessive sweating either got worse or stayed the same over time. These results remain consistent over all age groups, from children to older adults. One of the only things that will help your condition subside is to undergo treatments.
You’ll always be drenched in sweat
Some people think that they don’t have hyperhidrosis, or their friends don’t believe them, because the person is not always drenched in sweat. Hyperhidrosis patients’ sweat can range from severe dripping to moderate moisture. The symptoms can manifest themselves in many different ways. Excessive sweating can affect someone’s armpits, chest, back, face, feet, hands, or groin, and it can happen at almost any time.
More than 90% of hyperhidrosis patients say that their condition affects their emotional state. In a recent survey, most patients said they feel less confident because of their excessive sweating. Don’t let these myths or your condition get you down. Contact us today to start your iontophoresis treatment and get your life back.