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Biochemistry of (tap water) iontophoresis?

I'm curious to know what science has to say about the biochemical processes of tap water iontophoresis. I was trying to find some insights from the mechanism of action to answer things like: Why does ...
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Does 'Sage Salvia officinalis' help reducing excessive hand sweating (palmar hyperidrosis)?

I read it has anti-hydrotic properties and can be used for preventing and treating excessive sweating, but I cannot find if any research has been conducted that confirms the efficacy.
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Is it bad for skin to be naked so often?

I often feel itchy, very quickly after I take off my shirt. So it made me think about it. I can Imagine that cloth absorbs our sweat and thus prevents it from accumulating on skin which I don't think ...
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White color on clothes after sweating?

Why is it that clothes might turn white after sweating?
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How hot before someone gets heat exhaustion while running?

I myself have gotten heat exhaustion once but that was while sitting still in a sauna. I knew to get out when I was dizzy. I gently collapsed onto the floor, still conscious. I noticed something odd ...
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What if you blocked every sweat gland in your body? [closed]

I have really sweaty hands, so I decided to put Driclor on it. However, once my hands got dry, my armpits started sweating like crazy. My doctor said this is due to compensatory sweating. So I was ...
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Is it normal to sweat while walking (even when it's cold outside)

It's autumn, and the temperature is like 8°C outside. I walk to my office everyday, it's about 10 minutes distance, my speed is a little bit faster than leisure walk. I wear a T, a sweater and a ...
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How much water weight is it normal to lose while sleeping?

When you sleep, you sweat out and breathe out some water, but how much is normal to lose, assuming you're not actively trying to make yourself sweat?
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what is really working solution for armpit sweat

Is there anything that actually prevents armpit sweat?
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Is it safe to use magnesium hydroxide as an anti-perspirant?

Is it safe in the long-term to use magnesium hydroxide (commonly known as "milk of magnesia") as an anti-perspirant? I can find some informal descriptions using magnesium hydroxide as a deodorant, ...
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Why is diarrhea often accompanied by sweat? What is the function of the sweat in this process?

Why is diarrhea often accompanied by sweat? I have noticed that when I or my significant other gets a bout of diarrhea -- that sweating often manifests itself too (moments before and during the ...
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What causes body temperature to rise drastically after being injured?

I recently changed companies and started using a train for transport. In that time, I've sprained my ankle twice because of all the dreaded stairs at the train stations. Each time this happened, my ...
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Can hyperosmiacs (people w/super sonic smell) smell pheromones? How powerful is their sense of smell?

Can hyperosmiacs (people w/super sonic smell) smell pheromones? How powerful is their sense of smell? Is there a chart that shows the degree to which they smell things in comparison to the rest of us?...
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Is sweating good for you?

Is sweating good for you? My home office is rather hot. I have the option of installing a fan which would make it feel less hot, but I was wondering if just sweating while I work has any health ...
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What disorder would cause sweating to appear only on one half of the face?

Or a more detailed question, what would cause a vertical divide (through the center of the nose) of the face, where one half has normal sweat gland function and another does not? There are no motor or ...
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Sweating while having lemon

I really like (sour ) lemon and I often eat it, the fruit itself or added to food or drinks. I noticed that whenever I want to eat lemon, my head's skin starts to sweat and it becomes completely wet. ...
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How many sweat glands are there in the axilla?

How many sweat glands are in the Axilla per cm2?
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Excessive sweating of hands/feet: what is it, and how is it dealt with?

What are the reasons for hands and feet that appear to sweat an abnormal amount? Here's a bit of information, to explain what I mean with an "abnormal amount": visibly seeing the moisture on hands ...
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Does sweat expel toxins?

The internet is full of websites and people saying "sweating is a good way to expel toxins." An example is this website. What is the truth behind this claim? For the scope of this question, toxins ...