A person with hyperhidrosis using a paper towel to clean their hands, ensuring cleanliness and hygiene.

Can Hyperhidrosis Be Cured?

If you’ve seen the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding, you are undoubtedly aware of the father’s love of Windex. From pimples to burns, it’s his cure-all. There’s nothing his beloved cleaning spray cannot do. Sadly, there are currently no such cures for excessive sweating. No spray, deodorant, or even surgery can guarantee that it will be 100% effective in curing hyperhidrosis.

But never fear!  While a cure eludes us, there are many ways to manage the symptoms and stresses of living with primary focal hyperhidrosis.

A person with hyperhidrosis using a paper towel to clean their hands, ensuring cleanliness and hygiene.


The first level of defense should always be a good antiperspirant. Unlike deodorants, which get rid of the smell, antiperspirants contain aluminum that can decrease sweat by blocking pores. While most commonly used in the underarm area, antiperspirants can actually be used on other parts of the body.

The downside to using antiperspirants is that they can sometime leave behind sticky residues or stain clothing. Unfortunately, this makes them a poor choice for use on hands or feet. In addition, antiperspirants may not block sweat completely so they may not be incredibly effective in managing excess sweat.


For something with a bit more prescription power, your doctor can prescribe anticholinergic medicines, often in the form of topical or oral medications. Some common anticholinergic drugs include Benedryl and Xanax, though glycopyrralate (Rubinol) is widely used to treat hyperhidrosis. It works by blocking the activation of sweat glands. If you’re a visual learner like me, it might help to imagine putting a large piece of tape over a light switch so that it can’t be turned on. In theory, no active sweat glands equals no sweat.

The downside: As with all prescription drugs, these medicines carry the risk of serious side effects such as heart palpitations or blurred vision. Recently. Anticholinergic drugs have been linked to dementia so while using them isn’t out of the questions, possible side effects should be given serious consideration before you spoon-full-of-sugar any of these bad boys down.


Botox, as reported, can be a rather uncomfortable experience, often described as akin to enduring the discomfort of numerous paper cuts simultaneously. However, it functions primarily by inhibiting the release of sweat from the skin. Many individuals have reported its effectiveness in addressing hyperhidrosis, offering the benefit of alleviating concerns about perspiration-related issues on the palms, soles, or armpits.

The downside: Botulinum toxin poisoning is a significant concern associated with this treatment, given that it entails injecting Botox beneath the skin, an experience some liken to the feeling of multiple bee stings.


It should come as no surprise that our choice for the most effective treatment of hyperhidrosis is Tap Water Iontophoresis - such as The Fischer Iontophoresis device.

Iontophoresis is a therapeutic technique employing an electric current to administer treatments to the skin.


When combined with tap water, this current catalyzes the naturally occurring minerals in your water to form a barrier within your pores.


This method is both natural and non-invasive, offering the added benefit of promoting cuticle softening while addressing your hyperhidrosis. While maintaining an impartial perspective, it’s challenging to identify any significant drawbacks to this approach.

In a comfortable home environment, a young woman with brown hair sits with a warm smile while effectively managing her palmar (hands) hyperhidrosis (excessive sweat) using RA Fischer Co.'s original metal-free iontophoresis device, "The Fischer." Her hands are comfortably placed within the white water bath trays containing blue pH-balancing foam, along with silicone-graphite electrodes, providing a comprehensive and innovative solution for her condition.
"Take charge of your hyperhidrosis journey with the natural and non-invasive power of Tap Water Iontophoresis with The Fischer"


While a universal remedy for hyperhidrosis may not exist, there are effective ways to cope with its challenges. From antiperspirants to prescription medications and even Botox injections, various options are available, each with its own considerations. However, our preferred choice for managing hyperhidrosis is the Fischer Iontophoresis device. Utilizing electric current and tap water, this method naturally creates a pore-blocking barrier, providing a non-invasive and efficient solution. It’s time to regain control over your hyperhidrosis with the transformative power of Tap Water Iontophoresis.


Reach out today

Contact one of our Treatment Specialists today to answer any and all of your questions about the Fischer. 

Is the Fischer right for you?

Compared to narrow metal electrodes or compact iontophoresis options, the proportions of The Fischer’s water bath trays, pH-balancing foam inserts, and silicone-graphite electrodes conveniently accommodate simultaneous treatment of hands and feet without sacrificing effectiveness.

Our Fischer boasts a 98% success rate for patients! Reach out to a Treatment Specialist today to learn more and check your insurance coverage.
A young woman with brown hair standing at a table in a cozy-looking home. She is smiling and opening a box for RA Fischer Co.'s "The Fischer" iontophoresis device, made for treating hyperhidrosis (Excessive sweating).

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