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How often do I have to change the polarity?

 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:04 pm    Post subject: How often do I have to change the polarity? Reply with quote

Iontophoresis: The DC and PC devices both produce a direct current. The pulsed Iontophoresis machines, according to this statement have a pulsating direct current.
We recommend changing the polarity for your Iontophoresis treatments every week.

You do not need to change the polarity every time you use the machine. There are lots of suggestions on the internet that you should switch polarity during the second half of each therapy session. This effect is not as significant as it is made out to be.

You may change polarity in the following cases:

When f.e. both hands, armpits or feet sweat the same way.

You want to get dry sooner - e.g. on the right hand (for handshake), in this case treat simply only with the + pole to the right till it is dry, then change, doing the other hand.

You do not need to change polarity in these cases:

1) If you treat hands and feet at similar settings with the Idromed and the Hidrex (you can treat both hands and feet at the same time with this device) then you can lay the + Pole to the feet (it has a slightly stronger effect).

2) One palm, armpit or foot sweats more: Put the positive (+) electrode to the part that sweats more.

3) One part treated is much more sensitive than the other, then it is maybe the best idea to lay the stronger side (+ pole) to the not so sensitive part.

Further information aboute sense and nonsense of a automatical polarity change for iontophoresis units you can find here:
https://www.iontodevice.com/hyperhidrosis/do-i-have-to-change-polarity-with-the-pc-dc-device-t15.html
https://www.iontodevice.com/hyperhidrosis/why-auto-reverse-polarity-change-can-cause-longer-treatments-t840.html

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Hi, i just have a quick question. In the instructions it says to swith the polarity before every the 5th treatment?
What does it mean? Do i need to swith the polarity only for the 5th treatment? Or it is for the 5th to the 10th treatment before i switch back?

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In my case, on my hands treatment, i noticed that when i use "+" on my right hand for a week it starts sweating a little bit on top of the fingers. So, next week when i use "-" (also on right hand) it makes it dry again.

So, i think for me the "-" has more efect on my hands.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe the device has a switched + and - pole. I've never heard of this issue before .
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wierd...

I also cheked if i connected the cables right: cable "+" to pole "+"...

And while i do the treatment, if i increase the mA level, the pain i recieve most is also on the "-" electrod.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I meant that maybe it is a fault of the production or manufacturing side. If they connected the poles' interior wrong than is is maybe the opposite of what is stated on the device...
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you please explain exactly what you mean by changing the polarity and how to do it? I'm confused
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How: if you had your right hand on the minus pole and your left hand on the plus pole, then simply switch! So that you habe your right hand on the plus pole and your left hand on the minus pole. You'll find the minus and plus signs on the cables.
How often: some do it once a week , others do it every 2 or 4 days, others don't switch.
This depends on how you need to have dryness spreaded --> https://www.iontodevice.com/hyperhidrosis/why-auto-reverse-polarity-change-can-cause-longer-treatments-t840.html
Same is for the feet!


https://www.iontodevice.com/hyperhidrosis/how-to-change-the-polarity-t93.html
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:23 am    Post subject: Improvement in Therapy Reply with quote

Thank you for being a help to the sufferings of many people in the devastating effect called hiperhidrosis. No body understands when you explain except somebody who suffer from it. I have a problem.
I have been treating my feet and hand with HIDREX PSP1000 for 10 days now and have seen a significant improvement BUT when i tried using it today the treatment did not want to start. I mean the light beside "DIVE" did not ON. when i ask some other person to insert his hands as recommended in the manual, the device started reading. what is the problem?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Abidiak,

This is probably due to your high body resistance to the current. Please take a look at the following link and let us know if the problem can be solved:
https://www.iontodevice.com/hyperhidrosis/device-doesnt-start-stays-at-0-ma-reaches-not-25-ma-max-t29.html


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In the past I have switched the positive and negative polarities in the middle of a treatment.

I see that there is no switching of polarities during a treatment on the PSP 1000. Do I need to manually switch mid-treatment? If not, how do I maintain the dryness of hands as it has been my experience that I need BOTH polarities to effectively treat the hands.

Thank you in advance for your answer,

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