Hham 2021

Thank you for helping us honor and spread the word about Hyperhidrosis Awareness Month 2021! Your participation during November’s Hyperhidrosis Awareness Month is vital because, together, we can amplify the message that excessive, uncontrollable sweating is a serious medical condition warranting serious attention.

You can help us make sure that everyone knows that there is hope, community, support, and treatment available.

Get started by sharing key facts about hyperhidrosis:

Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating or Hh):

  • Affects 4.8% of the population and 8.8% of people aged 18-39 years. [1]
  • Is more common than autism [2], melanoma [3], psoriasis [4] and peanut allergies. [5]

And:

  • 55% of hyperhidrosis sufferers say their condition started at or before the age of 10 years. [6]
  • Most hyperhidrosis sufferers avoid public view, handshakes and other forms of touch. [7]
  • Anxiety, depression [8] and attention deficit disorder [9] are much more common among hyperhidrosis sufferers. So are skin infections. [10]
  • And, importantly, there are two types of hyperhidrosis: primary Hh and secondary Hh. Knowing the difference is vital to sufferers' health and treatment journey.

Unfortunately, 95% of hyperhidrosis sufferers say their Hh is not resolved. [6]

Whether it's children at play, in sports, music, or art; teens struggling to feel accepted and self-actualize; or adults at work and in relationships -- the hurdles (physical, functional, social, and emotional) presented by hyperhidrosis are difficult or impossible to surmount without understanding from the medical community and communities at large.

Thank you for joining us in the mission to help make hyperhidrosis awareness a priority and to improve knowledge of this impactful condition in your network and community. To help, the International Hyperhidrosis Society has created educational (as well as inspirational) content that you can easily share on your channels (your small adaptations can turn these November Hyperhidrosis Awareness Month messages into useful posts any time of the year.)

We have a wealth of resources and content ready for you. Scroll on, our treasured ambassadors!

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Because of the donations from individuals, families, and sponsors, the International Hyperhidrosis Society was able to gather and inspire an extraordinary group of sister organizations and publications to communicate Hyperhidrosis Awareness Month messages to their tribe. Together, we have the ability to reach thousands and lift many, many more. We are warmly and forever grateful to each of you.

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Hyperhidrosis Awareness Month Press Release

International Hyperhidrosis Society's Calendar of Main Events

Fri., Oct. 29

Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Hyperhidrosis Awareness Month Co-Care: Members of our staff are #BreastCancer survivors & warriors. We remind our sweaty sisters (& brothers) NOT to let excessive sweating get in the way of essential screenings like mammograms. Before #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth passes us by, let's promise ourselves & our loved ones to schedule the breast screening appts our healthcare providers recommend & dripping sweat won't stop us.
 

Channels: Social Media

Mon., Nov. 1

Kickoff to Hyperhidrosis Awareness Month 2021 & Quiz:  Test Your Knowledge of Hyperhidrosis + Sweat: Launch into the 2021 campaign for the general public, patients, industry, researchers, and medical providers, PLUS take the online knowledge quiz!

Channels: Social Media, eBlast to IHhS Subscribers, SweatHelp Blog

Mon., Nov. 8

Quiz:  Test Your Knowledge of Hyperhidrosis Diagnosis + Treatments

Channels: Social Media, eBlast to IHhS Subscribers, SweatHelp Blog

Thurs., Nov. 11

Ask Me Anything (AMA) miraDry Webinar Announcement

Channels:  Social Media, eBlast to IHhS Subscribers, SweatHelp Blog

Mon., Nov. 15

Quiz:  Test Your Knowledge of the International Hyperhidrosis Society & Reminder of Upcoming miraDry AMA Webinar

Channels: Social Media, eBlast to IHhS Subscribers, SweatHelp Blog

Wed., Nov. 17

Ask Me Anything (AMA) miraDry Webinar Invitation to Register [social reminder]

Channels: Social Media

Thurs., Nov. 18

LIVE! Ask Me Anything (AMA) miraDry Webinar

Channels:  Virtual Platform, Social Media

Mon., Nov. 22

Hyperhidrosis Awareness Month Opinion Poll

 Channels:  Social Media, eBlast to IHhS Subscribers, SweatHelp Blog

Tues., Nov. 30

2021 Hyperhidrosis Awareness Month Highlights, Appreciation, & Giving Tuesday Reminder

Channels:  Social Media, eBlast to IHhS Subscribers, SweatHelp Blog

 

Ideas for Your Community Communications

We encourage you to begin your communication at the opening of Hyperhidrosis Awareness Month on Monday, November 1st.

We hope you’ll watch the International Hyperhidrosis Society on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn and then share our posts -- adding your own twist whenever you see fit.

We will, of course, be watching your feeds as well and will be excited to amplify your hyperhidrosis-related messages, too. You can help make this easy by using our handles and tags:

#HyperhidrosisAwarenessMonth
#KnowSweat2021
#KnowSweat

As you think about messages that will resonate with your followers, consider including links to our:

A general link to our content-rich website may also be helpful: www.SweatHelp.org

Sample Social Media Posts: Twitter, Instagram

Post 1

What’s it like to live w/ excessive, uncontrollable sweating? #HyperhidrosisAwarenessMonth is here to help people better understand this medical condition that impacts 365 million people worldwide. Get to #KnowSweat during #HyperhidrosisAwarenessMonth with the International Hyperhidrosis Society @WeKnowSweat

Post 2

Test your #Hyperhidrosis & #Sweat IQ! New weekly quizzes available during November’s #HyperhidrosisAwarenessMonth 2021 via SweatHelp.org. Useful, fun & important #ExcessiveSweating facts you won’t believe you didn’t know already. Spread the word about the International Hyperhidrosis Society & #KnowSweat. @WeKnowSweat

Post 3

[Insert your organization’s name] is proudly honoring #HyperhidrosisAwarenessMonth. Throughout November's #HyperhidrosisAwarenessMonth, let's learn, listen & share alongside the International Hyperhidrosis Society as we work to raise awareness of excessive, uncontrollable sweating @WeKnowSweat

Post 4

#KnowSweat2021: November marks #HyperhidrosisAwarenessMonth & [insert your organization’s name] is calling on you to spread the knowledge of this impactful condition. Learn why the #Hyperhidrosis

(excessive, uncontrollable sweating) experience is worth recognizing & understanding. @WeKnowSweat

Post 5

Excessive sweating affects 4.8% of the population, but only 1 in 4 #Hyperhidrosis sufferers is ever diagnosed. This November we’ve come together with the International Hyperhidrosis Society for #HyperhidrosisAwarenessMonth. Participate: SweatHelp.org @WeKnowSweat

Tag @WeKnowSweat

Hashtags Include:

#HyperhidrosisAwarenessMonth
#KnowSweat2021
#KnowSweat

Sample Social Media Posts: LinkedIn

LinkedIn 1

Wondering what it is like to live with excessive, uncontrollable sweating? This rarely-talked-about medical condition of extreme, uncontrollable sweating is called #Hyperhidrosis and it impacts 4.8% of the global population.

 The @International-Hyperhidrosis-Society is on a mission to get this condition out in the open and is sharing important information for November’s #HyperhidrosisAwarenessMonth. Visit SweatHelp.org to lean-in. #KnowSweat2021

LinkedIn 2

365 million people live with excessive, uncontrollable sweating, or #Hyperhidrosis. Did you know hyperhidrosis is more common than autism, melanoma, psoriasis and peanut allergies? Yet, 95% of hyperhidrosis sufferers say their sweating is not resolved.

In honor of #HyperhidrosisAwarenessMonth, we're helping the @International-Hyperhidrosis-Society to spread awareness of and knowledge about hyperhidrosis and its impact.

Get to #KnowSweat throughout November at SweatHelp.org. #KnowSweat2021

LinkedIn 3

New quizzes to test your sweat and excessive sweating IQ and comprehensive educational information available at SweatHelp.org shed light on the lives of those living with excessive, uncontrollable sweating, otherwise known as #Hyperhidrosis. 

Clinicians, coaches, teachers and parents alike: Join the @International-Hyperhidrosis-Society as we team up to build knowledge of excessive, uncontrollable sweating during November’s #HyperhidrosisAwarenessMonth.

Full details on SweatHelp.org. #KnowSweat2021

 

Tag @International-Hyperhidrosis-Society

Hashtags Include:

#HyperhidrosisAwarenessMonth
#KnowSweat2021
#KnowSweat

Sample Social Media Posts: Facebook

Facebook 1

The rarely-talked-about medical condition of extreme, uncontrollable sweating is called #Hyperhidrosis and it impacts 4.8% of the global population, yet 95% of hyperhidrosis sufferers say their sweating is not resolved.

[Insert organization name here] has teamed up with @SweatingStopsHere for November’s #HyperhidrosisAwarenessMonth to help spread knowledge about excessive sweating.

Visit SweatHelp.org to learn why you should #KnowSweat this November. #KnowSweat2021 

Facebook 2

365 million people live with excessive, uncontrollable sweating, or #Hyperhidrosis. Did you know hyperhidrosis is more common than autism, melanoma, psoriasis and peanut allergies?

In honor of Hyperhidrosis Awareness Month, get to #KnowSweat with @SweatingStopsHere

Details on SweatHelp.org. #HyperhidrosisAwarenessMonth #KnowSweat2021

Facebook 3

#KnowSweat2021: November marks #HyperhidrosisAwarenessMonth & [insert your organization’s name] is calling on you to spread the knowledge of this impactful condition. Learn why the #Hyperhidrosis

(excessive, uncontrollable sweating) experience is worth recognizing & understanding. @WeKnowSweat

Tag @SweatingStopsHere

Hashtags Include:

#HyperhidrosisAwarenessMonth
#KnowSweat2021
#KnowSweat


 

References

1. Doolittle J, Walker P, Mills T, et al. Hyperhidrosis: an update on prevalence and severity in the United States. Arch Dermatol Res doi: 10.1007/s00403-016-1697-9. Published online October 15, 2016.
2. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Data & Statistics. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/data.html. Feb. 12, 2018. Accessed April 19, 2018.
3. Key statistics for melanoma skin cancer. American Cancer Society website. https://www.cancer.org/cancer/ melanoma-skin-cancer/about/key-statistics.html. Jan. 4, 2018. Accessed April 18, 2018.
4. How common is psoriasis worldwide? NEJM Journal Watch website. https://www.jwatch.org/ jd201211090000002/2012/11/09/how-common-psoriasis-worldwide. Nov. 9, 2012. Accessed April 18, 2018.
5. Food allergy facts and statistics. Food Allergy Research & Education website. https://www.foodallergy.org/ sites/default/files/migrated-files/file/facts-stats.pdf. Accessed April 18, 2018.
6. Hebert AA, Glaser DA, Ballard AM, Pieretti LJ, Pariser DM. Voice of the hyperhidrosis patient: symptoms, impacts and treatments. Insights from large, open, FDA-attended meeting. Poster presented at the 77th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology; March 1-5, 2019; Washington, DC.
7. Kamudoni P, Mueller B, Halford J, Schouveller A, Stacey B, Salek MS. The impact of hyperhidrosis on patients' daily life and quality of life: a qualitative investigation. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes. 2017 15:121.
8. Bahar R, Zhou P, Liu Y, Huang Y, Phillips A, Lee T, et al. The prevalence of anxiety and depression in patients with or without hyperhidrosis. J Am Acad Dermatol 75:6 (2016): 1126-1133
9. Glaser EN, Armbrecht ES, King R, Glaser DA. Prevalence of anxiety, depression and attention deficit disorder (ADD) in patients with primary hyperhidrosis. Poster presented at the 77th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology; March 1-5, 2019; Washington, DC.
10. Walling HW. Primary hyperhidrosis increases the risk of cutaneous infection: a case-control study of 387 patients. J Am Acad Dermatol doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2009.02.038