Dermatology Book


Minor Starch-Iodine Test

Aka: Minor Starch-Iodine Test
  1. Indications
    1. Hyperhidrosis
      1. Identifies area of focal Hyperhidrosis for treatment
      2. Used prior to Botulinum Toxin Injection or Microwave therapy for primary Hyperhidrosis
  2. Technique
    1. Iodine solution 3-5% is applied to skin and dries
    2. Starch is applied to same area, and sweat turns purple
  3. References
    1. McConaghy (2018) Am Fam Physician 97(11): 729-34 [PubMed]

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