From Block Time to Coding, Don't Let Sweating Get in the Way
Press Contact: Angela Ballard, RN, International Hyperhidrosis Society, AngelaRN@SweatHelp.org
August 13, 2019: With summer winding down, students from kindergarten to college are gearing up to head back to school. For many, unfortunately, coursework isn’t the only challenge ahead -- they’ve got to manage the medical condition hyperhidrosis (Hh) or excessive sweating, as well.
Hyperhidrosis issues at school are relatively common, in fact, based on prevalence data the International Hyperhidrosis Society (IHhS) presented to the American Academy of Dermatology, ~2.5 million or 17% of all teens experience excessive, uncontrollable sweating. Other data shows that hyperhidrosis has negative quality-of-life impacts equal to or greater than severe acne, is associated with much higher rates of anxiety and depression, and is more common than peanut allergies.