International Hyperhidrosis Society

Hh Awareness Month: Advocacy, Action and a Brighter Future 

November 1, 2017 launched the first annual Hyperhidrosis (Hh) Awareness Month!

Why? Because the more people who know about Hh (excessive sweating), the sooner we’ll find a cure, and improve access to treatments.

Those who followed us on Facebook and Twitter during the entire month of November had access to give-aways, to learn useful Hh life hacks, or to help raise awareness about how life-damaging and under-treated excessive sweating can be.

Hyperhidrosis is often isolating. But it doesn’t have to be. Hyperhidrosis Awareness Month helped people with hyperhidrosis find support and share their stories so that excessive sweating can be taken seriously and given the research and treatment development it deserves. Special thanks go out to the team at Dermira who helped make our Hyperhidrosis Awareness Month possible.

And, on November 13, 2017, we hosted an important Patient-Focused Drug Development (PFDD) meeting – giving individuals with hyperhidrosis a unique and powerful platform to share perspectives on the impacts of Hh and the treatments that are needed. People concerned about hyperhidrosis were able to attend in person or to be among 300+ live webcast attendees.  And until January 13, 2018, anyone can make their voices heard during the open comment period.  Visit this page for more information.

Representatives from the FDA and key treatment developers attended the PFDD, and the commenting period will lead to public reports for future FDA and drug-developer awareness building, advocacy, and research.  

Spread the word! #kNOSweat #NOvember

#HhAwarenessMonth #ActionForACure

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