The Voices of Hyperhidrosis

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.
Let your voice be heard! Share your story to become a part of our worldwide community dedicated to empowering those affected by hyperhidrosis.

Hayley S.
United States
#217
I am 23 years old and have had hyperhidrosis since I was in the 5th grade. My family thought I was crazy and thought it was just a phase. All kids would ask me why my hands were wet. I didn’t have many friends because people thought something was wrong with me. Now being older I have struggled to wear sandals because I’m always slipping around and I struggle to go to interviews because the fear of shaking hands. I wear socks to bed every night because I can’t fall asleep when my feet are dripping in sweat. I am 3 months away from becoming an RN and I know that I cannot become one with having wet hands consistently every day. Trying to put gloves on when your hand are soaked is impossible. I just want to be a great nurse and want to be normal. I want to feel confident in myself and help my anxiety. I just want to be heard and I want it to go away.
Gagan M.
India
#90
I've had hyperhidrosis for as long as I can remember, and for people who don't acknowledge this as an issue I don't blame you for it. You won't understand how big of a problem it is unless you have it yourself. This problem has changed my life around, not in a good way for sure. I have anxiety issues, and the worst confidence because of this. I'm just 18 and I think I'm wasting all my time worrying about it. Only if I could cure it. It would be great if people actually understand how big of an issue it is. I've been depressed for a long time because of how big of a issue it is for me. I hope no one has to ever go though what I'm going through.
Simona
Canada
#38
I’ve had hyperhidrosis ever since middle school. It has recently gotten worse and is very embarrassing in social situations.
Shlok T.
India
#176
As a musician, not being able to play guitar without fearing the strings getting rusted. Rescheduling studio time because my palms won't stop sweating. As an illustrator - guess what? Same. Lots of delays/rescheduling, always. Won't even talk about problems that we all face like not being able to wear flip flops to not being able to wear sneakers because my sweat would literally pass through my socks and make sneakers wet. Visually wet. Had to quit salsa classes, no one would want to dance with me. Underarm sweating creating sweat patches through my shirt and on my jacket. You read that right, patches of sweat on my denim jacket, in the month of January. Let alone summers. All I can say is "THINGS ARE GETTING OUT OF HAND"
Salvador
Mexico
#24
Hola!! La verdad quienes padecemos está afección..nos limita totalmente todo aspecto de nuestras vidas..dentro de mi historia a mí me causa muchas vergüenzas cuando saludo de mano..me quedo pensando que imagen tendrá de mi..por naturaleza soy alegre,pero enseguida está alteración en mi cuerpo baja de inmediato mi autoestima..yo pienso que no me equivoco que ese sentimiento lo experimentamos quienes padecemos hiperhidrosis palmoplantar..por eso la llamo la enfermedad silenciosa que te mata en vida!! Pero como les digo sale ganando más mi alegría! EL show debe continuar!!! Saludos amigos a todos los que en todo el mundo la padecemos y saludos al equipo de Dermadry!
Erica V.
Canada
#157
I have hyperhidrosis all over my body, but my feet seem to sweat the most. I almost always wear socks and close toed shoes for fear of other people noticing the sweat dripping off my feet. I can’t count the number of times I’ve dried my feet off with toilet paper in the bathroom during an event for which I wore heels. The discomfort and embarrassment from my sweating have caused me to always focus on trying to hide my condition when I’m out, rather than just enjoy myself.
Gina
Canada
#121
"Would I ever be able to find love?" My whole body, especially my face, neck, and scalp, sweat excessively. Of course even if I don't feel hot, nor exercise... Hyperhidrosis has been disturbing my love life greatly. It is embarrassing indeed when you sweat a lot during a date, while your partner doesn't. I even try not to be intimate if there are no fans or air conditioning. As well, this condition affects my work performance too, which needs close body contact with patients. I feel so ashamed and unattractive as a female whenever I sweat...a lot. I think I would sell my soul if anyone could change this condition I have.
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.
Seijoon S.
United States
#60
It started around 2005 when I was a sophomore in high school and it has affected my life ever since. I have used topical and oral medications, I have visited a specialist in the LA area to see about ETS (did not do through with it). It has affected me quit a bit as I was always nervous to go on dates, shake hands during interviews or school group assignments, etc. I also remember playing basketball and football in high school, having to grip the ball extra hard or wear gloves during football so the ball did not slip. Since graduating college, I was able to purchase Dermadry and it has been the most effective for treating my sweaty hands. I am not done yet with my first treatment and have already seen great results!
Diane C. N.
Philippines
#30
I never enjoyed my life because of hyperhidrosis. I became an introvert because of my anxieties and depression. I wasn't able to do all the things that I wanted to. Every time I think of something to do or to achieve I need to consider my condition and most of the time I ended up on my bed crying and thinking how awful having this. I've been bullied a lot of times especially during my school days. I am intensely sweating all over my body and I've been living my life soaking in sweat. I live in a tropical country so even during rainy season it's still warm, So imagine that. My husband helped me to accept my condition and I'm very thankful for him because I was able to do things with his encouragement and help.
Roy H.
Lebanon
#218
I have always suffered with hyperhIdrosis, since I was young my hands have always been sweaty, I am always afraid of touching someone or shaking someone's hand, even holding my girlfriend's hand. 3 years ago I also started suffering from excessive sweating in my armpits, I started to use underarm pads, I even tried a lot of antiperspirants but it is getting worse. At university, I used to run away after classes because of my sweaty armpits, and I always damaged the papers because of my sweaty hands.
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.
Melanie D.
United States
#79
I have experienced severe sweating for as long as I can remember. Although I tend to sweat more than normal all over my body, it is most noticeable in my hands, feet and armpits. Some of my biggest daily struggles are: having to change my clothes multiple times a day including going through about 3-4 pairs of socks, using an inordinate amount of paper towels to dry my hands, struggling to use my touch screen phone as well as my touch pad on my laptop, and figuring out what to do with my hands when they are nonstop dripping with sweat.
Drake
Canada
#244
I've always struggled with hyperhidrosis for as long as i can remember. Whether it be carrying around napkins in my pocket in case I ever had to shake hands with someone or only wearing black clothes when going out to try and hide the sweat stains. Recently, I've taken up golf and even that is a struggle with sweaty hands soaking through my gloves and making the game much harder.
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.
Lidia R.
#132
So honestly I feel like I’ve struggled with hyperhidrosis for a while now and at first I didn’t know that I had this condition until I felt it was becoming a part of my life in a a negative way and I really did try any way to stop the sweating in my hands/feet. Honestly, I found this product Dermadry and at first I was very unsure about it but I went for it because I wanted any way to stop it and try to feel normal. NOW fast forward and I don’t regret it, yes it may be a lot of money but its honestly so worth it! You may not see your results at first but by being consistent you will see a huge difference! I seriously don’t feel any sweat anymore and I’m so happy it’s life changing:'). I’m a regular person just like anyone, so please try this out!!
Ann T.
Canada
#207
I have been living with hyperhidrosis for as long as I can remember. I recall having to deal with this very uncomfortable disease even before I was in grade school and it has gotten worse in my adult years. From handwriting to shaking hands to wearing sandals and having soaking wet socks to holding my newborns, the difficulty and uncomfortableness of this disease has made life beyond unbearable at times. It has definitely lowered my self-esteem at certain moments but I’m glad to hear about Dermadry and I’m hoping it really works!
Hama C.
Japan
#232
多汗症level2 昔から多汗症に悩んでいます、人と手も繋げないしペンも持てない。欲しい、だからと言ってそんな簡単に買える値段でもない😥本当に悩んでます。
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.
Sylvia
United States
#201
I have this condition, since childhood, I remember visiting some doctors, but they only prescribed me some "lotions" to apply, which did not work. Also, struggling when taking written tests, it would become almost impossible to write, the paper got so wet that it started to rip. Then in young adulthood it prevented me from doing many activities, like sewing, the fabric just won't move.
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.
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!
Britt
Canada
#215
I have suffered from palmar and plantar hyperhidrosis for as long as I can remember. It shattered my self confidence. It prevented me from pursuing relationships, going after certain careers where you use your hands, and participating in certain activities. I was always embarrassed and thought there was nothing I could do about it until I found iontophoresis. This has helped me cope and live a normal life!
Mildred D. C.
Canada
#153
It is so hard to have hyperhidrosis because my hand are always wet especially when I was taking a written exam for my work. My test paper looked like a tissue paper because of my wet hands but after using the machine I bought., my sweaty hands got under control. Thanks Dermadry.
Vanessa Mae A.
Philippines
#120
I always feel embarrassed for a hand shake thinking that they are grossed out with my wet hands. I am not comfortable wearing my sandals when going out because it would only harbor dirt on my wet feet and also, standing/walking on an inclined path makes me slide frontward. I usually wear a white blouse/shirt in order to conceal sweat marks. I had to put tissue on my soles to wear a closed sandal. I had to put extra tissue/paper on my hand when writing. I had been struggling donning gloves using non-powdered ones so I had to use bigger sizes.
Mary Jane S. G.
Philippines
#81
So grateful I have known this product through Facebook. It changed my life back to normal again. Goodbye social fears, worries and anxieties. Now I'm enjoying my life again free to attend meetings, social occasions and hold anything I want. I can wear any clothes and footwear. Thank you so much Dermadry and I highly recommended it to my friends I've known who suffers like mine.
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.
Justine S.
United States
#42
I could have had a different life if it wasn’t for hyperhidrosis. At least that's how I feel. I have had severe generalized hyperhidrosis since I was a little girl. It has prevented me from feeling comfortable doing any outdoor activities. It has cut conversations short. It has made me go home on nights I just wanted to stay out and hang with my friends. I am such an outgoing person and this very much limits me participating in many things. Even indoors if I get anxiety, it comes on fast and furious within minutes I'm dripping. I would love the ETS surgery but I'm scared of the side effects of compensatory sweating. Despite all of this, I have gotten married, had a child and have a well respected corporate IT job which I am very proud of. Thanks for listening to my story!
Trung
Canada
#241
Have you ever walked out of a movie theatre, classroom, or job interview because you sweat through your clothes? I have. I was never a sweaty child but for some reason as I grew out of my teenage years I became sweatier and sweatier. Now I have to change my shirts and socks several times a day. I can't even play video games because it makes my hands and feet so wet. I can't go out on dates without secretly changing my undershirt in the washroom. I sometimes wear 3 or 4 layers even when it is hot outside only to avoid my sweat stains showing for even an extra hour. I wish there was a cure and an explanation as to why I'm sweating so much!
Christina L.
United States
#234
I have suffered from hyperhidrosis for over 20 yearns now. It started to impact my life in High School. I found myself embarrassed due to excess sweating throughout the day. I made sure to wear dark colored clothing to hide my sweat. Into adulthood this issue was something that became part of me and it felt like something that I “had to deal with”. I resigned myself to the fact that I would always have to limit my wardrobe to dark and loose fitting clothes due to the wet marks under my arms. Stressful situations and or any public speaking I have had to make sure that I wear a tank top under my clothing and strategically pick clothing that you not be able to visibly see the marks under my arms. I am the person I the office with a fan under my desk blowing year round, even in the Winter to dry my shirt at any moment. I have found that the stress surrounding this issue only makes the issue worse thus turning into a vicious cycle. I visited a Dermatologist a few years ago to investigate a laser procedure and after learning that the cost, over $1,500.00, I began the search for another option. That is when I found Dermadry. I have to say that I am beyond excited to try the device based on the reviews and feedback from other users. I cannot imagine a life where this issue is something that I no longer need to worry about. Let’s give it a try!
Charlie W.
#83
I used to wake up every morning and before I even thought about the normal things in life; brushing my teeth, having breakfast and checking the news, my thought thought was my excessive sweating... I would wake up most mornings and have sweaty hands, as well as dripping feet and underarms. As a kid I was never bothered, I didn't really know what it was, but as I slowly grew into a young adult where I would come into contact people with people more often and shake hands, hold hands and wear clothes showed massive ovals of underarm sweat, I knew I had a problem... I went to the doctor and was told I had excessive hyperhidrosis (brilliant). I was given something called driclor that essentially felt like taking a lighter and sticking it under your arm while your pores melted. It worked don't get me wrong, but it wasn't a practical solution. I often fist bumped my mates to steer away from the embarrassment of passing on ones flooded hands, but once I got into the workplace I knew this wasn't possible. I would get up before a meeting ends and run the bathroom, wash my hands, dry my hands and even put my underarms under the hand dryer! it was this way for a couple of years, I just got used to it.... Until very recently, I discovered Dermadry... (F**k yes Dermadry!) I looked online and this new Canadian brand had supposedly built this treatment system that stops sweating?!?! Okay, I'm game! Then I looked at the price tag, nearly £400. I thought, have a laugh, there is no way I am paying that much for some iontophoresis machine. However, after a week of seeing more and more ads pop up around my social media, I thought sod it, I'm buying it. Two words? Life Changer. It was weird, different and something I've never done. However, it couldn't have been more easy and sooooo satisfying! I don't sweat at all anymore, like at all. I would wake up sweating and now I have to run half a mile just for it to start the "normal" kind of sweating. Crazy. After using it now for 3 weeks I can honestly say it has been one of the best investments of my life and I would recommend an iontophoresis machine to anyone who is struggling to find a solution. I can shake my colleagues hand. I can hold my girlfriend's hand I no longer only fist bumps my friends and I can finally wake up and think about breakfast. I'll eat to that.
Merry R. D. S. C.
Philippines
#154
I've always had hyperhidrosis since middle school and it's really embarrassing and frustrating for me cause whatever clothes I wore even the loose t-shirts, wet armpits always show. It's really frustrating cause I've tried many kinds of anti-perspirants with the hopes of minimizing it but to no avail. Then I started using underarm pads. It works though I can't wear clothes that will make my armpit pads obvious, it's embarrassing. I really get jealous to people who don't sweat on their armpits even if they feel hot in a certain place. I really hope that the time will come that I will find something that will help me with this problem.
Marlon B.
Philippines
#6
As a cake artist, it's so frustrating just to deal with even the simplest work every time the tsunami of sweat drips from my hands and ruins everything that my hands lay on. Even the simplest effort becomes excruciatingly difficult especially at work, everything I touch gets soaked and slips off my grip. As a cake decorator, it makes my career difficult.
Camron H.
Canada
#177
At the age of 11, I began to notice that when I was nervous my hands became damp. It took until about 13 for that dampness to develop into a 24/7 stream of sweat for my adolescent brain to fixate on. Then began the era of avoidance, doing anything and everything to avoid physical touch. Running from life experiences because my hyperhidrosis & the embarrassment that came with it deemed me inadequate. At the age of 15, I even went as far as to begin taking Xanax to avoid the ever present discomfort of simply existing in my body. Now at the age of 19, I am sober, I am taking my health & life into my own hands, & with the help of Dermadry have gotten my hands down to a very manageable sweat level, making everyday seem a little more promising, and my avoidant nature a little less present. For those who don’t suffer with hyperhidrosis, it would be almost impossible to understand the isolation this condition can put a human through, but it is important for those suffering to know that there is hope to reclaiming your physical homeostasis, and there is a world where you can hold a loved ones hand, shake hands with someone new, hold your baby free of discomfort, & reach out for love without a sense of embarrassment or inadequacy, & you deserve it.
Choo W. Z.
Singapore
#168
Our hands serve many functions, beyond their basic duties of carrying and holding things, we establish connections with loved ones through physical touch such as hugs, handshakes, pat on the back and holding hands during long walks in the park. Having hyperhidrosis meant that all that I could offer to my loved ones were my dripping wet palms. I did not enjoy giving wet introductory handshakes to new friends, leaving handprints and wet marks on the objects that I touched like typing my number into colleague's handphone, hesitating to offer a pat on the back for encouragement or joy and being left out of activities like basketball and rock climbing. My constantly dripping hands also made me a target of childhood bullies for my sweaty palms and being teased by my friends for my slippery touch. These small things in life have greatly impacted my self-esteem and confidence growing up. No one else around me has hyperhidrosis which meant little understanding about my condition, I tried a variety of online 'hacks' including applying baby powder to absorb the excess sweat and applying antiperspirant on my hands, to no avail. Medical procedures like the use of botox to control the sweating were too risky and expensive for me. After years of enduring the embarrassment that came with my hyperhidrosis, I had almost fully conceded to a life with constantly wet hands. Just a month ago, I received Dermadry as a gift from my significant other. I wanted to use this opportunity to express my gratitude to her and to Dermadry for giving me an opportunity to embrace all the adventures and connect with the people around me with greater confidence.
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!
Demiana
United States
#245
I grew up with really sweaty hands and feet, and I was very embarrassed about this. I remember smearing my paper when I would write, so I learned a technique where I would lift my hand a little so that my hand wouldn't touch the paper and the ink wouldn't smear. Every time we played a game involving hand holding- I refused to play or I would knowingly be the first one out because of how nervous I was that the person next to me felt how sweaty my hands were. I grew up with this and always thought this is something I would have to live with. I went through plenty of job interviews and would always have to shake my hands or wipe them on my jeans so they aren't so drenched. I recently graduated college and will be working in the healthcare field. I took a class demonstrating techniques and I would hate when the teacher called on me to present a technique. The first step for each technique was putting on gloves. Anyone who has sweaty hands knows that gloves are our worst enemy. It took me, I kid you not, five minutes struggling and tugging on those gloves in-front of my classmates. I was extremely embarrassed and just wanted to leave. I am going into graduate school soon and I cannot keep living like this. My feet are really sweaty too but I always hide that with socks, I cannot hide my hands. I will use my hands every single day for the rest of my life, especially in my field, I am desperate. I want this to go away and I'm hoping Dermadry can help. PLEASE!!
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.
Rex
United States
#161
Awful and very inconvenient to perform tasks with sweaty hands, axilla, and feet.
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.
Nabilah
Singapore
#113
I’ve been experiencing hyperhidrosis from a very young age. At that time, I didn’t know what it was and how I could reduce it. It just felt like my hands were warm and wet most of the time. In school, I had to choose very specific pens for writing (with rubber grips) so that the pen could actually stay in my hands. I would seldom reach for ink pens unless it was a “good day” for me which seldom happens. Even so, I would eventually switch to ballpoint pen at some point halfway through the day because of my sweaty palms. Even with the use of pens with grips, my handwriting would look horrible while my hands were sweating. As such, I prefer taking down notes digitally. However there are instances where that is not possible, such as in an exam situation. I remember layering tissues under my palm as I move along the paper writing my 1500-word essay during the exam with handwriting that doesn’t even resemble my actual penmanship. My papers would also wrinkle and curl due to my sweaty palms and it was embarrassing when I had to hand that in during the examination. This carried over to my adult life where I had to choose a job that is suitable such that my sweaty palms wouldn’t be a major issue or obstacle. Besides that, I do notice that my technological devices tend to get damaged easily as well. I am also unable to enjoy my hobbies that incidentally involve the use of writing materials. I hope that individuals with this condition will become aware of the possible solutions for hyperhidrosis and that more people will grow to be accepting and understanding towards individuals with these issues because this condition is literally “out of our hands” :’)
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.
Joan C.
Philippines
#19
I live in the Philippines and I'm a college student now. I was bullied when I was in elementary school because of my hyperhidrosis, that's why when I was young no one wanted to be friends with me, because my underarms were always wet. I don't go out of the house because when I wear slippers it makes my feet sweat a lot. But now I that I am a college student, I feel like my hyperhydrosis is getting worse. When I go to school I always carry a handkerchief to wipe my hands, they are always wet. Once there was an activity at our school that was a photo shoot, I didn't realize that my underarms were already wet. I was embarrassed, when I got home I cried a lot. I just wish I could be cured of my hyperhidrosis.
Cheong H.
Malaysia
#205
I've been suffering from hyperhidrosis since I was a kid. My palms, feet, and underarms sweat constantly most of the day. It ruins my life, takes away my confidence, and puts me in embarrassing situations. I had tried a lot of methods just to get rid of this, but so far none of them work. With the high successful rate in iontophoresis, I see a hope in changing 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.
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.
Karina V. M.
Philippines
#71
Both my palms and the soles of my feet sweat profusely ever since I was a kid. They make everyday tasks really difficult, most especially writing. My pens will slip from my grip and even my phone and it is really uncomfortable. Really, I am embarrassed about everything. I was worried about my future and that it might hinder me from doing specific tasks (even the simple ones) just because of this. I tried almost every topical product out there on the market, I even considered going under the knife just to get rid of this, until I learned about the iontophoresis machine, and I didn’t regret spending for it. It was life-altering. I am now able to do things without worrying about sweating in the most inconvenient times of the day. I’m so satisfied and I was telling my friends (who are also suffering from hyperhidrosis) to try it and I was trying to spread the news about it so that they too, will experience the best thing that changed my life.
Catalina
Romania
#147
I’m 25 years old, and a future doctor. I suffer from severe hyperhidrosis since I was a child. I don’t know what it's like to wear sandals or flip flops, to wear colorful t-shirts and pretty dresses, and I am always embarrassed if someone notices that I have paper tissues in my hands, and asks about them. I really want to get rid of this problem, because now it’s going to interfere with my medical career, for which I’ve worked so hard, and it’s been enough. I’m tired, and I don’t want to hide anymore
Jiin K.
#212
I am severely suffering from heavy sweat on my hands and feet. I often sweat on my hands, like sweat drips down year-round since I was a little girl. I believe that the photo shows everything about my hyperhidrosis.
Miguel
United States
#235
I had hyperhidrosis as long as I ever remember. As I got older it got better compared to when I was a kid, I have hand and feet with mild armpits sweating. This picture was taken after I thought I was going to shake somebody's hand at work and it seems to trigger the sweating much more when there is a possibility of socializing with others. When I went to school is when I had the most difficulty, I started moving away from people and folding a piece of paper to put under my hand to write. I never told anybody I had hyperhidrosis because I was always embarrassed and I was told it was gross. My shirts are only certain colors and what ever shoes I get, the sweat seem to get through. I tried Aluminum Chloride products made for hyperhidrosis but if I miss a day it would come back and while in the process it would make my hands swollen. I'm ready for a solution to get my life back!