Sweaty hands or palmar hyperhidrosis is one of the most common areas of excessive sweating.  Excessively sweaty hands can be seen in 2-3% of the population. Treatments are readily available. The Sweat Free Clinic in Brisbane combines a multidisciplinary approach to sweaty hands. We always recommend simple treatments such as topical antiperspirants as first line management, increasing to creams, iontophoresis, sweat stopping treatments and finally surgery. If you have sweaty hands, our team will find a solution to help you stop sweating.

Facts on palmar hyperhidrosis

  • Sweaty hands or palmar hyperhidrosis is very common
  • The condition usually affects both hands, and starts in childhood
  • Some patients will have a family history of this condition
  • The condition can have a significant impact on schooling, work and social life
  • Treatments can be very effective in reducing or eliminating excess sweating
  • Iontophoresis can be considered second line treatment
  • Iontophoresis for sweaty hands can be effective in up to 80% of cases
  • The best results are seen with Glycopyrrolate iontophoresis
  • ETS surgery has a high cure rate, but compensatory sweating can be a side effect

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