Excessive sweating is a common problem which can be very disabling and distressing. If this is interfering with work or school then treatment for the hands, feet and armpits can be very helpful.
Iontophoresis involves a course of electrical treatments over a month to help control the problem on the armpits, hands or feet. The treatment does hurt a little, but the person having the treatment is in control and can ask for it to be turned down if it becomes too much.
For further information please see the British Association of Dermatologists information leaflets on
If the course of treatment works then most people buy a machine to do their own treatment regularly at home.