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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Nelio
Saudi Arabia
#45
I'm always putting lots of tissues when going out or going to office for work to minimize and control my armpit sweating. Even when I'm applying deodorants/antiperspirant, sweating still occurs. It affects my self-esteem and self-confidence.
Norval B.
United States
#246
I have hyperhidrosis and it seriously hinders my everyday life. I am unable to shake hands or touch others without embarrassment. Social settings can be awkward. To add insult to injury, I can’t even do things I love without accommodations such as gaming or drawing. I am professional artist. My instagram page is http://instagram.com/ndizzot — this is a serious problem when drawing on iPad. I have to wait so long for it to subside and get through a piece. It’s trash!
Alexandra
Malta
#115
My hyperhidrosis started in my early teenage years. It impacted my social life quite a lot, especially with clubbing in later years because my hair gets wet because of sweating so much. I only wear black or white t-shirts and going out in summer with friends is still awkward cause of sweat. Also, dancing sometimes is hard when you don't have enough grip because of sweat.
Adam G.
United States
#13
Ever since I started puberty, my life has been a constant battle to stay dry. Hyperhidrosis affected my every waking moment, a struggle that anyone with this condition can surely relate to. Constantly wiping my hands, smearing ink on my papers, yellowing nice white shirts, fearing handshakes, changing clothes three times a day to avoid sweat stains, and trying every known remedy under the sun- it was a nightmare. It took several years but I’m so happy to say that I’ve found the medicine combo that works for me. It’s still a daily struggle, but with solutions like glycopyrrolate and Dermadry to help, life is a whole lot drier.
Sai
United States
#237
I feel very uncomfortable and stressed out because of hyperhidrosis.
Jaydee P.
Singapore
#156
Growing up, I sweat excessively in my armpits causing me to always wear black or dark colored clothes to hide it. But as I am working now, I need to wear light colored tops. Using iontophoresis helps in minimizing my sweat. I may have wet rings once in a while, but it is now smaller and is no longer as embarrassing as before.
Lavi A.
United States
#160
All of my life I’m living with this hyperhidrosis. Every time I’m a little bit nervous or a little hot, I start sweating. All meetings I go to I start thinking about the meeting and I sweat and it makes me lose my confidence. When I started using Dermadry everything changed and I’m so happy and all the confidence came back to me and I’m so thankful for the company.
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.
Elizabeth C.
Saudi Arabia
#76
One of my most embarrassing moment caused by my hyperhidrosis occurred in grade 10 during one of our biology classes. We were discussing the kidney and obviously urine came up and the waste products that are found in your urine that the kidney excretes. Our teacher then went on to tell us how our sweat consists of basically the same ingredients as our urine. Somebody asked for clarification saying "so that means when you sweat you are basically urinating through your skin?" Our teacher's answer was yes. It felt like the world had stopped spinning, I heard someone say my name and all of a sudden everyone was looking at me, when the teacher asked me what was going on I simply raised my sweating hands so she could see the drops running down my hands. That left her speechless, she had no idea what to say. For months after that whenever someone wanted to borrow a pen (or something like that) from me, my class mates would tease me by saying something along the lines of "Be careful it has her urine on it." I know that it was just a joke but it really hurt.
Candice F.
Australia
#149
I have suffered with severe sweating on my hands and feet since I can remember. Hyperhidrosis affected my confidence, causing social and emotional stress. I am so happy that I found a successful treatment using iontophoresis.
Cyd
United States
#107
I drip sweat from my armpits, hands, and feet at all hours of the day. I haven't worn anything but black clothing in over a decade to prevent sweat stains and constantly looking like I just finished a marathon. I dare not shake hands with anyone unless they insist, and often feel the need to apologize when they reflexively wipe my sweat away. I'm anemic, so even when I'm ice cold my body is covered in sweat; making it even more difficult to get warm enough to stop the chills. I can't wear sandals, or go anywhere barefoot because I slip around on my sweat and leave wet footprints in my wake. My hand sweat limits my ability to grip anything smooth, making safety features almost entirely useless to me (like hand rails on stairs). On top of how gross it must look from the outside seeing someone drenched in sweat regardless of activity and weather, I also can't do enough to prevent how quickly I smell dreadful from the excessive sweating. My job requires me to wear gloves for paramedical tasks and that requires me to dry my hands before and after each pair of gloves; as well as change my gloves more often than most because they pool with sweat and drip down my arms. I have to remove the gloves and dry myself again to re-glove so that I can finish my task while remaining sterile. There isn't an avenue in my life that isn't affected by my relentless sweating, and I can only hope we find better ways to treat and manage hyperhidrosis.
Caiden
Canada
#137
I have always been bullied for my sweaty hands, it’s always been something i’m cautious about. It affects literally everything I do. I sweat on my feet too. I’ve ruined so many pairs of shoes and socks. I can’t even sit in my room without dying of sweating!! I don’t even want to leave my room or go back to work because of it but I can’t afford the machine and really want it. My phone always gets soaking wet from my hands and I have to do SO MUCH laundry because of my feet. my shirts always get ruined because of armpit stains. I'm stuck.

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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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