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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Cassie
United States
#182
I have always suffered from excessive sweating, mostly in my armpits. I was diagnosed with hyperhidrosis as a teen and was prescribed many antiperspirants that didn’t help, they just made my armpits burn and itch. I’ve also paid for the Miradry procedure which was very expensive with no relief. I was wearing this shirt for less than an hour, the flowy material didn’t even touch my armpits, this was all sweat that dripped down. I wear black and sweaters most of the time to hide the sweat, which is really rough since I live in a desert climate and I frequently suffer from itching and burning from the wet fabric. I hope one day I can be free from the sweat that I feel like is holding me hostage.
Dyenkaye S.
Philippines
#67
My hyperhidrosis started when I was in elementary school until college. It has always been hard for me to do some stuff such as shaking other people's hands, holding some things such as my phone or paper because of the non-stop sweating of my hands. I'm also struggling to write during exams because my paper always gets wet cause of my excessive sweating in my hands. I can't leave the house without bringing a handkerchief or towel. When I was in college I studied in a physical education major where almost everyday we did some physical activity such as playing different sports. One time I noticed that my hyperhidrosis got worse and I almost lost my confidence because my friends were always asking me what happened to my hands, "it's like waterfalls" they said. Before I graduated college, I joined a giveaway hosted by Dermadry and luckily I won. I'm very happy because finally my hyperhidrosis was treated. I'm very happy that Dermadry changed my life when I started using it. Now, I'm free to do some stuff and not struggle because of excessive sweating, I'm happy that I gained my confidence back again.
John
United States
#214
Hyperhidrosis can be maddeningly frustrating. Normal every day tasks become difficult. It can be very embarrassing at times.
Maria
United States
#140
I am very sweaty on my face and my hair and it's very embarrassing.
Girlie H.
Philippines
#89
It started when I was a little. My aunt first noticed it when she hold my hands and wandered why my hands sweating too much. It’s been burden to me when I grew up and until now especially when I get tense and nervous at work. Fortunately, when I saw your ads in my Facebook I got curious and read how Dermadry works and read all the testimonials. I was convinced and grabbed the opportunity to have bought this device. After a month of treatment I noticeably that my hyperhidrosis stopped and it’s been life changing for me. Thanks Dermadry for coming in to my life.
Zaza
France
#72
Je fais cette publication en l'honneur du #voicesofhyperhidrosis J'ai conscience que je suis en public sur ce compte, mais il faut parler des sujet trop tabous, dont celui-ci qui m'a bien pourri la vie. Je suis atteinte d'hyperhidrose depuis petite, et cela n'a fait qu'augmenter avec les années. On avoisine les 10 litres d'eau perdus par jour, et ce fut si intense que j'ai du porter des gants, jour et nuit. @dermadry poste de bonnes vidéos et photos sur le sujet, ils vendent un appareil de iono. A la fin la iono ne fonctionnait plus pour ma part, meme si ca a été pour moi un soulagement durant des années, je me suis alors faite opérée. Mais les opérations sont assez lourdes et connaissent beaucoup de compensatrices. Alors si, je contre les personnes qui maintiennent que transpirer n'est pas une maladie, transpirer comme nous, à notre point créé des carences, de la déshydratation, des infections de la vessies, des reins, des malaises en société, un souci pour s'habiller, la frustration de chaque jour où on va dans un magasin et choisit ses habits en fonction de ça et pas de ce qu'on aime. Alors vous qui connaissez cette même situation, gardez votre entourage autour de vous, essayez d'y penser le moins possible et restez fort. Essayez tout, la iono, l'alu, le botox, l'opération s'il le faut,tous les organismes sont différents. Mais j'admire et ne cesserai d'admirer les personnes qui apprennent à vivre avec et l'acceptent. J'espère que ce témoignage aura pu aider quelques personnes.
Kristin
United States
#196
I have struggled with excessive sweating since I was a baby. As a child my sweating didn't really bother me I just had to change my shirt more than once a day and drink a lot of water, as I've grown up its become really embarrassing and now i have to change not only my shirt but my pants and undergarments as well. I don't even like going outside anymore because I will sweat even on a nice day. I've tried everything in the book to get it to stop and nothing has helped, no medicines, not even botox. And because it's on my back and sides and chest that's not a common thing so there aren’t a lot of other treatment options as the underarms or hands/feet. That picture doesn't even show the worst of it because i actually changed my shirt previously that day. It's a struggle and no one really understands how much not only physically it effects me but mentally as well. I wish there was more awareness of it as well as more treatment options.
Raeanne
Canada
#97
I am a 25 year old female who suffered from hyperhidrosis and Raynaulds my whole life in my hands and feet. This has made life uncomfortable especially going for interviews, dates, karate, writing paper tests and ruining my drawings and gadgets. My hands would swell up and be soaked to the point that they would be dripping and my rings would become stuck. Having Raynaulds on top of it doesn't help as this is when my hands will turn purplish/ black and freeze over in pain at high risk of frostbite. I have not let my conditions take over my life even though no one will truly understand how difficult it can be. I am a recent graduate from college in trades work doing Plumbing & Heating. I do find using power tools a little nerve racking as my grip is slippery but I insist on finding some good gloves. I am nearly a black belt in karate and self defense distracts others when they feel how sweaty my hands are, lol. I have been happily married now for 2 years with my wife and we are currently trying to have kids together and I am glad my wife can handle my hands and feet although she doesn't love it, ;p Thank you for listening to my story!
Jennifer
Australia
#203
I’ve never ever felt normal while I was growing up having to deal with hyperhidrosis. I’ve had to give up so many things that I loved to do from sports to hobbies, as I could never excel at it due to this condition. I just wanted to be able to do normal things like everybody else. I’ve always kept this condition to myself as I was embarrassed and never thought many people suffered from it. I would love to be able to play a whole music piece on the piano, without my hand sweating. That would be just a dream come true for me.
Huyen
United States
#73
I've had sweaty hands since I was 5 years old until now. Hyperhidrosis makes you shy to deal with people. I also have underarm and feet sweating as well. I am very embarrassed to have anyone around me.
Scarlet
#141
Ever since I was a young child I remember sweat dripping from my hands, feet, and armpits. My hyperhidrosis has caused so much pain mentally; I rarely socialise, I don’t date, I have a lot of self hatred because of a disabling condition I can’t help having. People look at me in disgust as they don’t understand why I’m dripping with sweat in winter, summer, spring, and autumn. My life revolves around my hyperhidrosis. It’s like I have a ceiling to my life because of my hyperhidrosis that I can’t break through.
Jwana
Canada
#51
I have had hyperhidrosis my entire life, I always need a ton of tissues when I write my exams. It has always been embarrassing.

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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.

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