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The Year Hyperhidrosis Went Mainstream

We may look back and say 2016 was the year we all realized just how common hyperhidrosis and multifocal hyperhidrosis really is!


This was also the year we realized how many kids are struggling with excessive sweating, and, sadly, how easy it still is for major TV personalities, politicians, and even household-name companies to stereotype, insult, and shame anyone who “sweats too much.”


We’re fighting back with awareness-building initiatives (like the video to the left), improved clinical trial access, and quality research. Information is power! Get it here with highlights from the International Hyperhidrosis Society’s eye-opening research just published in Dermatologic Surgery, a peer-reviewed journal. 

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Research: Hyperhidrosis More Common, Severe, and Socially Crippling than Scientists Realized

A new study shows that excessive sweating is more prevalent, severe, and socially debilitating than previously reported. From embarrassment to anxiety, 15.3 million Americans (4.8%) are struggling with severe sweating, say the researchers. Now more than ever – education, research and advocacy (the work we do) can make the life-changing difference.

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Results are IN! Promising Data re. TWO New Hyperhidrosis Treatments

Late breaking news: Not one but TWO companies, each developing new hyperhidrosis treatments, recently released effectiveness results for their products -- one topical medicine and one oral medicine. This could mean new options in the future for those struggling to manage their sweating and it’s negative effects on life. Here’s what you need to know and what’s next.

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4 Things You Gotta Know 

After a dozen years of no new medical treatments for hyperhidrosis, several new products are in development. At the recent American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Annual Meeting Dr. David Pariser (co-founder of the International Hyperhidrosis Society and former president of the AAD) presented data from early studies of two new topical (applied on top of the skin) medications that could become valuable new treatment options for people plagued by excessive sweating.

The news is exciting but so is what it represents. Progress. Attention. Resources! And crucial International Hyperhidrosis Society involvement. Read the full story and discover why this just might be the Tipping Point. #Hope4Hyperhidrosis

Want to volunteer to be part of a study for one of these new treatments? Palmar (hand) sweating studies are enrolling participants nowClick here. (Additional underarm studies will be coming up, too, so watch this blog for more information.) UPDATE: The palmar study is now closed.

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5 Things to Look for in Successful Hyperhidrosis Care

Heading to the doctor’s office (again) to try (again) to get the right treatment for that I-Sweat-Buckets problem? Use our checklist to help you find a great (maybe even ideal) doctor like Dr. Zakiya Rice at Emory…

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Non-profit shout-outs

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International Hyperhidrosis Society has received the GuideStar Exchange Seal a leading symbol of transparency and accountability provided by GuideStar, the premier source of nonprofit information.


 

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International Hyperhidrosis Society has been awarded as a Top-Rated NonProfit for seven years in a row! Read the reviews and add your own.

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