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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Marvelyn O.
Philippines
#171
I'm one of those people suffering from face, hands, feet and underarm HH. Hyperhidrosis really affects my life (physical, mental and emotional). I have tried several over the counter antiperspirant but it didn't help. It just makes my HH worse because this year my face also sweats (not just a normal sweat but an excessive sweat). I really want to have a normal life again and the Ionto Machine is my last hope but can't afford since I am still a student. I observed that I sweat more than normal when i was just a teenager but I didn't mind this before because it was just my hands and feet and thought it will just fade away. My parents said this is just "pasma" and I just have to pee on my hands and feet every morning to be cured, but it didn't. I was 18 when i observed my underarms start sweating but still didn't mind at first cause I was working as a factory worker that time. It's not that bad though and I go to work in the early morning and go home at night. And I work in an air-conditioned workplace. But in 2018 I decided to go back to school to study college. That is the time I started to mind my HH cause I experienced bullying from other students. I became conscious with my sweating so I've tried several over the counter antiperspirant but it's just gotten worse. I'm now an incoming 3rd year College student and worried cause I know my HH might affect my incoming OJT. The photo shows my underarm after just a minutes of changing my clothes.
Imay J.
Japan
#159
I started to notice my excessive underarm sweating when I was in my First year in High School. I was embarrassed and gossiped about during my college days and even at my workplace. That led me to depression and to the point of thinking of ending my life. I never wear colored tops whenever i'm outside the house. People who don't suffer this disease will never understand and will see you as gross entirely. I hope people will open their minds that people like me who have severe hyperhidrosis don't deserve to be criticized and instead deserve to be accepted and understood.
Praniti
#208
I have had hyperhidrosis for all of my adult life. It has caused a huge issue in my professional and social life where I am always shy to shake hands. I finally came across Dermadry and am so excited to try the treatment and finally get over my social anxiety.
Mariam B.
Saudi Arabia
#36
'- I suffer from palmar, plantar and underarm hyperhidrosis (yeah, lucky me). - My sisters, although they love me, they still think that its gross whenever I show them my sweaty hands and feet. - I live in a desert country so heat+sand+hyperhidrosis=BIG NO. I can’t wear any decent sandals because of that otherwise it would get tacky and all muddy. - I can’t wear my colored clothes, I remember at a party I wore a maroon color shirt out of excitement and it had a huge pit sweat stain so I was constantly struggling to hide it. - I wear loose shirts or tank tops so my pits get aired out and won’t sweat. - I literally have to constantly wash my hands, cool them in front of an air conditioner or use tissue to dry my hands 24hrs a day. - My career choices do get affect a lot, because every time I've had an interview, I’m not sweating because I’m nervous, I’m nervous because I’m sweating (weird though). - It really takes tremendous courage to go out and socialize and meet-up with friends because when I do, half the time I’m thinking about my sweating and hiding it for no one to see. - I’m always isolating emotionally and professionally. Have to make up my mind and think about a thousand other positive things so I don’t get sweaty, but in the end I still do. Sometimes it's quite upsetting to think about how it would be like to someday not be sweating at all. - The things other people take for granted could mean everything for some people like us. - I’m building up courage every day to tell people that we’re so much more than this condition and still have hopes that it would someday fade away.
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.
Simona
Canada
#38
I’ve had hyperhidrosis ever since middle school. It has recently gotten worse and is very embarrassing in social situations.
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!
Fan
Canada
#243
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!
Daniel
Norway
#58
Hyperhidrosis makes it very difficult for me to shake hands with someone—it makes me uncomfortable. Sometimes it is so bad I don’t even leave my house.
Lalenn M. F.
Philippines
#117
Hyperhidrosis affects my confidence so much. Excessive sweating in my underarms is my biggest problem when it comes to wearing colored dresses or tees, even white and sleeveless. I had applied different deodorant, ant perspirant and even tawas that were bought over the counter. It is so disgusting that when I look at my underarms after I take a bath, a few minutes later it will sweat already even though the weather is cold. Even when I stay in the air conditioned room after applying on my underarm. What I wonder is that I applied the deodorant or antiperspirant but then it just keeps on sweating. I can see the drops of sweat. I change my upper tees twice a day and I can smell the bad odor on it.
Iwona W.
Iran, Islamic Republic of
#61
Ever since I remember, since childhood, I suffered from excessive sweating of my hands and legs. When I had to shake someone's hand it was often a very stressful situation for me. I remember a very unpleasant situation from my childhood, when no one wanted to be with me in kindergarten, only because my hands were always wet. Only when I found Dermadry on Facebook did my life change by 360 degrees. Shaking hands is no longer stressful for me, I do it with a smile on my face, and most importantly in summer I can wear sandals when I couldn't before because my sweaty feet smelled like decaying skin. Today, thanks to the use of Dermadry, I can function normally and enjoy life.
Cora O.
Canada
#82
I’m 21 years old and for as long as I can remember I’ve had sweaty palms. The past few years, I’ve experienced intense hyperhidrosis, always affecting what I choose to wear or clothes to buy, but most noticeably on my forehead. No matter where I go or what I do it ruins my makeup and my hair. I’ve tried over the counter products and ordered special creams but they don’t help. It sucks a lot, and solutions like Botox are expensive, so I just have to deal with the embarrassment every time i leave my house.

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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.

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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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