Age 20

I never really talked about my sweaty hands, my doctor knew about it, but didn’t really know what to do. My parents thought it was just one of those things. Apart from schoolwork, my relationships suffered. Who wants to hold sweat hands? I hated holding hands, I couldn’t do it.  I didn’t know anything could be done, but after a few iontophoresis sessions, the sweating has reduced. It hasn’t all gone, but I just use some Driclor once a week, and ‘ionto’ every 2 weeks. This has been life changing, it really has…

Specialist comment

Palmar hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating of the hands can affect 1 in 30 children. Apart from the affect on schoolwork, this overlooked and often ignored condition can effect the psychological development of teenagers, especially in regards to the normal development of relationships and bonding. Simple things like holding hands can cause significant stress and untold anxiety to suffers like Laura. Simple treatments such as iontophoresis or prescription wipes can make a world of difference to suffers.

Dr Davin S. Lim

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