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July 1987

Treatment of Excess Sweating of the Palms by Iontophoresis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, Dermatopharmacology Section, New York University Medical Center.

Arch Dermatol. 1987;123(7):893-896. doi:10.1001/archderm.1987.01660310061015

• Eighteen subjects were treated for palmar hyperhidrosis by tap water iontophoresis. Only one hand was treated; the other served as a control. Fifteen of the 18 subjects became euhidrotic. Iontophoresis is a suitable alternative to long-term drug therapy and should be offered to patients for the control of palmar hyperhidrosis prior to surgical intervention.

(Arch Dermatol 1987;123:893-896)

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