Since I was young, I was shy and totally embarrassed of my sweaty hands. During mass at church or at school, when it would be the time to sing “Our Father”, I would refrain from holding my seatmate’s hand in fear that he or she would touch my sweaty palms. Whenever I would get nervous, both my hands and feet would work up a sweat. Even now, I seldom wear high heels because my feet would get sweaty and I would slip off my shoes and walking would be harder as it already is because of the heels. So I prefer sneakers or sandals, and would never forget to put foot powder first to avoid sweaty (and smelly! Eww!) feet. My sweat problems hinder me from most physical activities because of my failure to do tasks without my hands or feet sweating up a bucket.
Upon further research on my problem, I discovered it’s called hyperhidrosis, a condition characterized by abnormally increased sweating. It can affect one’s physical, emotional and social life, and this condition is called by some as “the silent handicap”. Possible medications are the use of anti-perspirants and anticholinergics, but these oral medications have lots of side effects so that’s not a very good option for me.
That’s why when someone introduced me to Iontoderma iD-1000, I became interested. Contrary to cream or medication, tap water iontophoresis machines do not make use of potentially harmful chemicals. So how does it work? It treats excessive sweating by interfering with the sweat glands just below the outer layer of the skin. The hands are submerged in water while an electrical current is sent through the water. This treatment has positive effects on more than 90% of cases of patients with palmar (hands) and plantar (feet) hyperhidrosis. Iontophoresis has no side effects and its efficiency does not decrease over time. A simple 20-minute session once a week is often all it takes to cure sweaty hands and feet.
But isn’t this machine expensive? Well, Iontoderma iD-1000 machine is more or less 50% lower than the other iontophoresis machines in the market. They have a 2-year warranty and if the machine doesn’t work for you, they have a 60-day money back guarantee. This device can last many years without the need of replacement parts and batteries. It is the best and most cost-effective treatment for the excessive sweating of your hands and feet.
Watch the video below to see how it works.