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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Marta K.
Poland
#151
Hyperhidrosis affected me since I was a child. My hands and feet become so wet, that you can see drops of sweat. Whenever I write something, my notebook pages get wet and my writing blurry. I'm afraid of shaking my hand with new people. In summer I can only wear sandals with raw leather, because they can absorb some of my sweat. I've seen many doctors and they never acknowledged my problem, they usually say that I'm young and recommend some cream. When I'm taking exam in school I can't focus on what I'm writing, because I need to wipe my hands all the time. I don't feel comfortable with touching anything in public or handing my money while paying. Sometimes when I take off my shoes and have only socks on, they become so damp that I leave wet footprints on the floor. When I use my computer mouse and keyboard I tend to leave puddles of sweat on my desk. I feel like I can't do many activities because of my wet hands and it bothers me everyday.
Jen
Philippines
#211
Hyperhidrosis has been my life-long struggle. I have always dreamed that if only I didn’t sweat like this, I could have become a much better version of me with nothing to hide from anyone and nothing to be embarrassed about. Nothing would have stopped me from doing anything I wanted to do. People always assume that I just overthink it and it’s the reason why I sweat. In fact, it is a nightmare because when you’re aware that you’re sweating no matter what you do or how calm you are. The moment you know you are sweating you tend to sweat more and more and more until it’s very uncomfortable. Despite the struggle I have to deal with my whole life everyday I try my best to be productive but again I’m so limited with what I can do. It was so embarrassing to be a teenager before to sweat in front of people and even as an adult. My shirts are soaked, I have to change my shirt on average 5 times a day. Hyperhidrosis has really affected me physically and mentally. I don't socialize because I'm too embarrassed to go out. My whole body sweats excessively all the time. Sweating has made me depressed as well. Hyperhidrosis has affected me in all areas of life. I put my trust on that one day I will live confidently without sweat. It’s been so long and years of feeling helpless so I’m writing this story to share and raise awareness! Knowing that I’m not alone and that there are really people out there that understand me and know how hard life is with hyperhidrosis. Now, I’m more positive and looking forward to be using this amazing product I put all my trust and hope that this will help me. Thank you so much DermaDry!
Prithika
Mauritius
#242
I am suffering from hyperhidrosis since childhood and I suffer from this on my palms, feet and underarms. This excessive sweating is affecting me in my daily activities. I just hope that this treatment works well for me.
Chelsea K.
United States
#148
I am 24 year old female and this is my story. I noticed I had excessive sweating when I would soak through my shirts at school when I was a teenager. The more I got older the worse I got. I sweat excessively from my underarms, feet, and hands. This affects my daily routines like picking out clothes to wear, driving, and writing. I constantly worry of someone touching my hand and feeling how sweaty they are.
Erez L.
Thailand
#110
Living in Thailand, and having the sweating problem in my palms and feet is not easy. (tropic weather). Finding the Dermadry Total was a blessing. As of now it reduced the sweating by over 50%. Looking forward to the future.
Natasha L.
Canada
#102
I sweat really bad, I only ever wear black tops I never wear color. With using this machine I have started seeing a change in my sweating it is slowing down, which is starting to give me confidence on wearing color. That is huge for me, as I hate always wearing black. I hate sweating as much as I do.
Fukuda
Japan
#152
I've been suffering from armpit sweat for 30 years, but I was ashamed of myself and couldn't tell my friends, family, or staff at work. I tried various products that are out in the world to solve the problem, but I could not get the desired results, so I considered Botox injection and sweat gland surgery. Occasionally, I used a tight medicine to make my skin shattered. Then I met Dermadry. It has changed my life. I have a lover and can go out to play in the summer. Above all, I am confident in myself and everything is fine. I would like to recommend it to people who have the same problems, and I want them to gain confidence and live with vitality.
Subodh K.
India
#29
I suffer from excessive sweating on my hands, feet, and armpits.
David
United States
#91
I’ve had palmar and plantar hyperhidrosis for as long as I can remember. As I write this, my computer doesn’t recognize hyperhidrosis as a word and wants to spell check it. THAT NEEDS TO CHANGE. Anyway, it really isolated me as a kid as I developed anxiety because of it. My parents unfortunately didn’t take it very seriously and said it was just sweat from humidity and never took me to see a doctor for it. I didn’t even know I had it until I was out of college. Thinking back on it now, there was probably at least one person in my life that had it but like me they felt so isolated so we could never relate to one another. I remember what it was like growing up and feeling anxiety when I was about to shake someone’s hand. One hand would get hot, which caused the other to get hot, which in turn, caused my feet to get hot and pretty soon my hands were dripping with sweat. I still go through that now. My hands would sweat so much that there would be puddles on the floor. Talk about embarrassing. Even now as an adult in my 30s my hands sweat. And everyone wonders why I prefer the winter instead of summer. They wonder why I stay away from the beach and prefer to be inside. It is all because of this horrible condition that sets us apart and makes others look down on us for. I will say that Dermadry has significantly helped with my condition but that anxiety will never go away that I developed as a kid because I was never diagnosed for it early on. I still sweat, and I always will but the frequency has drastically decreased. The most difficult thing to cope with with this condition is that I am denied something humans desperately need; the feeling of touch. I was too afraid of dating any girls because I thought they would be disgusted by it, to which, they were. Even when I found that special woman in my life that didn’t care, it eventually got to her and she began to care. I tried for years of every little product imaginable and nothing worked. I am truly upset that this condition is not as talked about as it should be. Thank goodness it has found its way more into the limelight than when I was a kid as this condition will continue to isolate others. I am truly thankful for what Dermadry has provided me with. Thank you.
Laura
United States
#4
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!
Abla H.
United States
#9
I’ve had hyperhidrosis ever since I was young. While I was taking tests in school or doing any type of writing the paper would get soaked in sweat and I’d be so embarrassed to turn it in. As I got older and needed to shake peoples hands I would tell them I’m not feeling well and avoid shaking their hand. When I did shake someone’s hand I watched the other person wipe their hand on their pants after they shook my hand. Whenever I had a significant other I would avoid holding their hand resulting in arguments every time. I was too embarrassed to tell them about my hyperhidrosis. I’m also in the medical field so putting on gloves is the most complicated and embarrassing task I could do in front of a patient. Also while trying to take a patients blood pressure, the blood pressure cuff would get soaked in sweat and it’s extremely embarrassing. I’ve suffered with it for so long and have been using Dermadry in hopes that it will solve my problem.
Batoul
Lebanon
#53
I always feel embrassed when someone comes to hand over something to me. I always feel embrassed during social events. I can't hold my fiance's hand, this really makes me annoyed.

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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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