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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Lomarie
United Arab Emirates
#26
I would like to share my hyperhidrosis story. I’ve had this thing since I was in my first year high school until now, which is even worse. When I was in high school, every Friday I didn't want to join our class activities like volleyball, badminton and hide and seek because once I get sweaty its really visible on my shirt that you can see whenever I move my hands. Our PE shirt is the color gray and you know that gray is very visible when its wet. When I am writing on my paper, I will roll my handkerchief around my pen so it won't get wet. When my friends have birthday parties, sometimes I don't want to attend because in our tradition when you enter someone's house you have to remove your shoes and you have to be barefoot. I tried it once and I left wet footprints on the floor and everyone was looking at me, so now every time in my bag I have a pair of socks to wear. They even tell me that I am overreacting when it comes to being barefoot and telling me I'm “too much” for not wanting dirt on my feet, but the thing is, I just don’t want them to see that I have very wet feet. I don’t even wear sandals and slippers when I am going out because after a minute of stepping outside it turns so wet and it’s hard to walk because it’s very slippery. We had our prom and we are having our rehearsals, and of course you will hold your partners hand and during this they told "ewwww so wet, what’s that?" and it made me very, very embarrassed and shy. As you can see in my prom and acquaintance night photo, I am wearing gloves so at least the wetness of my hand will be absorbed and that saves my night! Believe it or not, I am putting a kitchen towel under my feet when I wear my slippers at home because my feet are soaked. I’m sorry, I cannot explain it, but when you look at my feet it’s like they’re crying, there is a lot of teardrop-like wetness on the skin. I am always carrying with me a handkerchief or a paper towel to wipe my hands and feet.
Mary D
Philippines
#100
These are my underarm sweat stains. My hyperhidrosis started in my childhood and it bothers my life so bad, and it hinders me from doing what I love. It affects the quality of my life.
May Ann A.
Philippines
#172
Hyperhidrosis has been my "boyfriend" for a very very long time. But then, I realized that all this time, it is not helping me to grow and improve my way of living. I realized that to have a better life, I need to seek and find happiness and using Dermadry helps me to look into meaningful living without limitations.
Ruby Y.
India
#223
I am suffering from hyperhidrosis since childhood.. Due to this, I am at struggling a lot, I can't write properly and I can't do work on my laptop. I'm very shy to talk in public and I am losing my confidence accordingly.
Ralph P.
United States
#222
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.
Teresa F.
Japan
#88
Having hyperhidrosis means needing to always remember to have a "sweat towel" with me at all times. It means thinking about my future wedding dress and trying to figure out what exact style would hide my armpit sweat. It means touching shoe materials to see if my feet sweat would erode its color within weeks like they usually do. I was trapped in a bubble of my condition, but with Dermadry, I'm free. I have never been more social in my life. I still can't believe I can wear a gray long sleeve and not get stares. I'm finally me.
Nyah S.
Canada
#179
I've had sweaty hands since I was 7, and it's been a nightmare since then. My confidence has deteriorated because of it and I refrain from touching people to avoid embarrassment. I write with a tissue so my paper doesn't get wet and it's just something that has been holding me down for a very long time.
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.
Sumit M.
India
#47
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.
Juan
United States
#14
I first knew I had a sweating problem back when I was a young teen at around 14-15 years old. I would tend to sweat a lot just by making any move. Back then, I did not really consider it a problem or even a solvable problem, but I knew that this kind of sweating was not normal. Once I turned 18, before going into college I decided to consider the things that made me uncomfortable with myself and my body. One of them being the amount of sweat that would burst out of my pores the second after leaving my house on a sunny day, or just by walking up a some stairs. I soon became aware that sweating so much was what led me to be so self conscious about myself. Avoiding going out with friends and family just to not sweat and embarrassed myself. Although I have always been a very active person, it annoyed me a lot that I would instantly sweat through whatever I was wearing at a family reunion or meeting some friends. It was not until I turned 20 that I told my sister about how uncomfortable this made me feel, and to my surprise she decided to help me and went with me to meet the dermatologist who told me I had hyperhidrosis and medicated me some pills that would calm the sweating. Since this meeting I have seen a major change in my life as well as in my self awareness allowing me to feel more comfortable in my own skin, freeing myself from my own judgement.
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.
Maria I.
Philippines
#119
I only learned a few years ago about the term for this condition when I went to see a specialist. At that time, only the US and UK sold the machine and I didn't want to take pills or have Botox either. I grew up always washing my hands and feet, and wearing dark-colored shirts; bringing handkerchiefs; not wearing sandals or slippers often; wearing cardigans to cover shirts; and did a lot of others things to minimize or hide the excessive sweating. All of my siblings have this condition and the saddest part is that even our nieces and nephews experience this. This condition is uncomfortable and brings down self confidence to the lowest level.

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Introduction

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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