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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 1991;15(2):123-127.
Treatment Idiopathic Hyperhidrosis by Iontophoresis.
Jeong, Ho Joong , Park, In Sun
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Medicine, Inje University, Paik Hospital, Pusan
Iontophoresis를 이용한 특발성 다한증의 치료증례
정호중, 박인선
인제대학교 의과대학 재활의학교실

Iontophoresis, the process of increasing the penetration of drugs into surface tissues by the application of an electric current, has been applied to a great many disease conditions, such as multiple cutaneous, musculoskeletal, and neurological conditions. A 24-year-old female patient exhibited significant hyperhidrosis of palms, which was defined as excessive sweating of the palms resulting in a social or occupational handicap, was treated by tap water iontophoresis. This symptom abated upon daily treatment method for four weeks, only to return upon its inadvertent discontinuation. This treatment method was well tolerated without serious side effect. Although further experience is needed, tap water iontophoresis may be an effective treatment option in idiopathic hyperhidrosis.

Key Words: Tap water iontophoresis, Idiopathic hyperhidrosis, Tap water iontophoresis


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