Foot Sweat and Iontophoresis
Iontophoresis is a procedure used to treat excessive sweating in the hands or feet.
Excessive sweating may be caused by hyperhidrosis, an inherited condition that mainly affects males. The excessive sweating caused by the condition can cause foot odor.
The Iontophoresis procedure involves one or a series of short, 10- to 20-minute sessions in the doctor's office during which a light electrical current is passed through water into the feet. The current is gradually increased until the patient experiences a slight tingling sensation. It is believed, although not clinically proven, that this process plugs up the sweat glands.