Update on pediatric hyperhidrosis

Gordon J, Hill S

Dermatologic Therapy. 2013;26:452-461.

Using tap water iontophoresis (TWI) is not a new practice, as it has been used since the 1930s. Despite the fact that the mechanism of action of TWI is relatively unknown, there is great supporting evidence to prove that it is a safe and effective treatment option for the condition. This is true for adult and pediatric populations alike. “Reduction in sweat intensity and overall satisfaction has also been shown” after using TWI to treat hyperhidrosis.