Excessive sweating of the hands affects 1 in 30 people, and often starts in early childhood. It can have a significant impact on school, work, self- confidence and job prospects. Mild cases of palmar hyperhidrosis can be treated with antiperspirants, however most patients will benefit from iontophoresis.

Surgery such as ETS (endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy) can help cure resistant cases.

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