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The Cost of Hyperhidrosis

Need help convincing your healthcare insurer that you deserve reimbursement for your hyperhidrosis treatments? The answers to the questions below and the key facts at the bottom of this page are persuasive and may help.

Consider using either (or both) in appeal letters to your health insurer (see our When You've Been Denied Coverage page).

Additionally, if you find yourself trying to decide whether you can afford out-of-pocket expenses for hyperhidrosis treatments, use the questions below to determine how excessive sweating currently affects your finances.  Treatments that provide you with relief from symptoms may empower you to save (or earn) in other areas.

Do you find yourself spending more money than your peers on:

      • Dry-cleaning, laundering and/or stain removal?
      • New shirts, dresses, shoes, socks, uniforms, hats, helmets, sports equipment, or other apparel/accessories?
      • Over-the-counter antiperspirants or powders, specialized clothing, or other products used in attempts to control sweating?
      • Pads, "shields", towels, or materials to absorb perspiration?

Have you ever damaged and/or needed to replace paperwork, technology tools (smart phones, computer keyboards, a computer mouse, tablets or other touch screens), musical instruments, art work or leather goods due to your hyperhidrosis?

Has excessive sweating affected your income or your potential for career advancement?  Have you lost time from work because you needed to go to medical appointments for in-office iontophoresis treatments that you could be doing at home?

What about your social and emotional wellbeing?  Has hyperhidrosis affected your mental wellness or quality of life?  These costs are hard to measure, but help to tell the whole story of the cost of hyperhidrosis, and to illustrate the value of effective treatments.

Key Facts About the Hidden Costs of Hyperhidrosis

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