Hyperhidrosis is a highly misunderstood, underreported, and stigmatized condition whose effects are wide-ranging and life-altering. It affects 365 million people worldwide, yet people are still suffering in silence. With your help, we are changing that.
Explore the unique stories of those living with hyperhidrosis below. Read their stories to get a glimpse into the everyday life of a hyperhidrosis sufferer and the unique challenges brought forth by this condition.
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Alvin C.
My hands and feet are sweating a lot. It's quite embarrassing when you need to shake hands with clients and relatives. I have to keep wiping my hands and feet very often. My confidence level also drops due to this issue.
Nikhil K.
United States
I first noticed my hyperhidrosis in middle school whenever I played on the tennis team. I would not be able to use the normal Wilson grip because it would slip and cause blisters on my hands. To this day, I have to use special Tourna grips to absorb the sweat. In addition, my feet would blister so much due to the hyperhidrosis. This condition worsened in college when I began meeting new people. I felt embarrassed to shake people's hands because of my sweaty palms. Because of this, I reverted to mostly fist bumps. Luckily, because of COVID-19, most people are doing fist or elbow bumps now. I felt uncomfortable when I had to wipe my hands before shaking hands with a professor or a recruiter.
Colin H.
I have had a major problem with my palms sweating all the time, I was unable to shake hands and felt embarrassed. I would leave wet marks on papers and every time I signed documents you could see the wet marks. I tried every remedy but nothing worked. I saw the Dermadry device online and thought it wouldn't work, however I was prepared to give it a go and now I can honestly say it’s the best purchase best treatment that really works. I honestly recommend this to those who have the same problem. It works.
Ralph P.
United States
I’ve dealt with the problem of hyperhidrosis for more or less my whole life. Over the years, hyperhidrosis has been a major point of discomfort, especially in social settings and business. I even went as far as to have the medical sympathectomy procedure which helped with my hands, but unfortunately it redirected a lot of the sweating to my feet area. I couldn’t wear sandals and avoided moving to living in very humid climates because my feed would be drenched in sweat, sometimes to the point of dangerously slipping and sliding on slippery floors.. After dealing with this for so long and having tried so many other solutions, I had pretty much given up until someone recommended the Demadry system.. After using Dermadry for just 2 weeks my feet are completely dry and I can wear sandals again and walk around barefoot again.
When I was young my hands and feet were sweating all the time. I realized it wasn’t normal and I learned my excessive sweating had a real name: hyperhidrosis. It is very difficult to live with it. Especially when I'm writing something, the paper gets wet because of my hand sweat. Also I use gloves for work but when my hands are sweating, it is very hard to wear them. Mostly, I’m suffering in the summer time. I tried Botox treatment as well but it only lasted half a month..also my fingertips were still sweating. Hopefully this treatment helps my life.
United States
I have suffered from hyperhidrosis for as long as I can remember. My goal has always been to be comfortable wearing shoes without socks on. For many years I have always only been able to buy sandals with suede soles because of how sweaty my feet would get in plastic sandals. I have already noticed a difference with DermaDry. I am looking forward to wearing the shoes in the picture for my upcoming wedding!
Ever since I was young I had a somewhat psychological and physical condition reaction to sweating. Especially when I am a little nervous. This is a huge hinderance for me in professional settings and it is something I dream of getting rid of. I have tried Botox and it is expensive and very paindful. So I researched and read about the good reviews on Dermadry and decide to give it a try!
Destiny T.
I have been struggling with severe hyperhidrosis in the armpits, hands, and feet since I was 8 years old and I am now 17 years old turning 18 soon. I have gone to the doctors and have tried almost everything and nothing has helpful, I was gonna try Botox but I can’t get it covered and my house hold is low income. I've always have been super self conscious about it and it has held me back from dressing the way I want to dress I mostly stick with black or something that could be put over it. To be honest I just want to be able to not worry about sweating all the time and what clothes I am wearing because of it and what other people think of it.
Subodh K.
I suffer from excessive sweating on my hands, feet, and armpits.
Lidia R.
So honestly I feel like I’ve struggled with hyperhidrosis for a while now and at first I didn’t know that I had this condition until I felt it was becoming a part of my life in a a negative way and I really did try any way to stop the sweating in my hands/feet. Honestly, I found this product Dermadry and at first I was very unsure about it but I went for it because I wanted any way to stop it and try to feel normal. NOW fast forward and I don’t regret it, yes it may be a lot of money but its honestly so worth it! You may not see your results at first but by being consistent you will see a huge difference! I seriously don’t feel any sweat anymore and I’m so happy it’s life changing:'). I’m a regular person just like anyone, so please try this out!!
Lina Q.
United States
I have suffered from hyperhidrosis since I can recall. I grew up scared of shaking hands with strangers and holding hands with the boy I liked. I never found anyone that sweat as much as me. I would have to put a paper under my hands when writing, walk around with wrinkle clothes from drying my hands so much on them. As I entered my 20s, I was unable to wear heels or cute sandals without slipping. During interviews, it was embarrassing to shake someone’s hand because I could tell in their face they didn’t understand why my hands were wet. Now that I’m 25, I just graduated as a nurse and my biggest fear is maybe taking to long to put my gloves on when a patient starts to code or my patients complaining about my sweaty hands whenever I have to assess them. My parents and boyfriend seem to not care about it anymore but I feel like everyone else feels a bit of disgust whenever they touch my hands even if they don’t want to accept it or say “it’s ok”. After searching up about my condition I realized I’m not the only one and I’m not alone with this. I have others that understand me and experience my everyday struggles with hyperhidrosis.
Sumit M.
It's been 20 years that I'm suffering form hyperhidrosis. Every summer is disgusting for me. I can't shake hands and i need to hide from everyone. Some of the people find this thing funny, but for me this is a curse. Every day is very difficult with hyperhidrosis.

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Hyperhidrosis, also know as excessive sweating, is a highly misunderstood, underreported, and stigmatized condition whose effects are wide-ranging and life-altering. It affects over 365 million people worldwide, yet people are still suffering in silence.

We are dedicated to empowering those living with hyperhidrosis and continuously striving to educate this public on this widely misunderstood condition, which is why we decided to launch a new awareness campaign called Voices of Hyperhidrosis.

What is Voices of Hyperhidrosis?

Voices of Hyperhidrosis is an awareness campaign dedicated to destigmatizing hyperhidrosis and breaking the silence regarding excessive sweating. We are asking people around the world to join us in raising awareness about hyperhidrosis and its mental, physical, emotional, occupational, and social challenges.

We are using this platform to amplify the voices of those living with hyperhidrosis. Our goal is to create visual and textual documentation that explores the individual lives of hyperhidrosis sufferers.


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