Iontophoresis is a procedure used to treat hyperhidrosis, which is a condition that causes persistent and severe sweating. Here, a medical device is used to deliver electrical currents to the hands, feet, armpits, etc., while that body part is submerged in water. This helps in blocking your sweat glands temporarily.
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Query: Hi doctor, I am a 15 year old boy and I have hyperhidrosis. I sweat so much. My shirt cannot stay on for at least 5 minutes. In some half an hour to one hour my whole shirt and armpit area will drench in sweat. Yes, I take a shower twice a day and put deodorant every day. I have even tried the anti... Read Full »
General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating could be due to endocrine or hormone related issues. I have explained the causes below. Hyperthyroidism - A simple, non-fasting blood test called TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) will help in diagnosing this problem. Acromegaly - Ano... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, Last night I worked out my arms, mainly my biceps and today I woke up and noticed that the upper region of my biceps has caved-in a little. It seems like it has changed its shape slightly. It does not look like a popeye. There is no constant pain, but I do get a dull pain when I firml... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have received your query and have gone through your physical findings and my diagnosis and treatment advice regarding this would be as follows. You said that previous night you have worked out your arms, the next day you had pain in anterior shoulder, and pain is ... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I believe that I have extreme hyperhidrosis. My entire body sweats profusely when I experience even the slightest change in temperature, start exercising and even when I am simply resting. My back, armpits, forehead, and buttock sweat the worst and this affects my entire body. It has prev... Read Full »
Dermatologist, Venereologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Cosmetologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and can well understand your concern. For hyperhidrosis, it is important to rule out causes like anxiety and hyperthyroidism. Other causes may also be present. For this you may visit a physician to get adequately examined and tested. There are var... Read Full »
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