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International Hyperhidrosis Society

Rating: 4.94 stars   95 reviews 5,306

Address:

1260 Smythe Street Charleston SC 29492 USA

Mission:

It is our mission to promote hyperhidrosis research, educate physicians in optimal diagnosis and care, raise awareness about the condition's emotional and economic impacts, and advocate for patient access to effective treatments. As part of our mission, we continuously build programs that connect those who suffer from hyperhidrosis with those who provide care, while increasing public understanding of this debilitating medical condition.

Results:

Educated hundreds of medical professionals in hyperhidrosis diagnosis and care; Provided bi-monthly e-newsletter to over 50,000 subscribers; Supported research and development of improved treatments; Millions of media impressions; Millions of visitors to our continuously-updated site: www.SweatHelp.org.

Target demographics:

kids, adults, families suffering with excessive, uncontrollable sweating

Geographic areas served:

Global.

Programs:

physician education, research support, advocacy for sufferers, and public awareness.

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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

2 people found this review helpful

I've been volunteering at IHHS ever since I was in high school and Lisa and the staff always treated me with care and respect. They go to great lengths to get the word out about hyperhidrosis and raise awareness about this disorder. I've known this organization almost since the beginning and seen them grow and do great things. Thanks to the work that is done, HH treatment and insurance coverage for it has come a long way. They're always in the know about upcoming treatments and work hard to facilitate progress in the field by interacting with scientists and companies that develop treatments for hyperhidrosis. There really is no other organization like this in the world.

 
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5 people found this review helpful

I am currently an undergraduate student with palmar hyperhidrosis who have tried many treatments to manage it, such as antiperspirants, traditional Chinese medicine, and Robinul, but they were ineffective at stopping the sweat or had major side effects. The people at the IHHS enabled me to get a free Botox treatment that finally helped me have dry hands! With my current income, there would have been no way that I could of have this treatment done so soon if it wasn't for them. The staff all are amazing people and the work they do is life-changing for so many. Thank you so much for everything!

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2012

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I have been suffering with hyperhidrosis for the past few years. It just came out of nowhere for me. I don't know if it was because i got older or because of my hypothyroidism. I, of course, at first didn't know anything about this problem or that anyone else suffered from it, like me. When I went to my primary doctor I don't think he knew that much about it either. He referred me to a dermatologist and they gave me this prescription spray that burned my underarms and made them worse. I went back and told them of the burning and they told me to keep using it but also prescribed a hydrocortisone cream. The hydrocortisone cream worked to take away the rash that came from the burning but the spray kept burning my skin. I finally stopped using the spray and went out on my own to find something that works. Through a google search I found the hyperhidrosis Society website and got some samples. I also got something called pit paste and tried out and am still using a number of things just to make it through the day at work so people won't smell me and I won't feel uncomfortable wet. On the Hyperhidrosis website Christine Fleckenstein got in touch with me and kept in touch with me to link me with different websites and tell me about the Botox seminar coming up. Unfortunately, the seminar has been cancelled but I felt like I gained a friend in hyperhidrosid through Christine.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

I've been begging physicians for help with severe hyperhidrosis since I was 8 yrs old...50 years of my life begging for help only to be unheard and dismissed as having a psychosomatic issue. Talk about defeat. The International Hyperhidrosis Society webpage is the first of it's kind to recognize that the problem is real, reaching out to those of us who silently suffer, with current information about who, how, what and where we might find help.
Praying that this godsend of a nonprofit will continue to forge a path of discovery in finding new treatments and practitioners to help.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I have nothing else but good things to say about this organization. They are very supportive with people suffering from HH and they continue to strive day in and day out to find THE CURE! Thank you so much for everything!

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Lisa and the team at IHHS have been an amazing partner for Thompson Tee, and their website continues to be a go-to resource for trusted news and educational information surrounding hyperhidrosis. As someone who suffers from axillary hyperhidrosis, I created our sweat proof shirts to help others like myself deal with excessive sweating. I'm thrilled to work alongside a likeminded nonprofit that wholeheartedly shares this mission.

 
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They are doing a great job helping those with Hyperhidrosis!!

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The INTERNATIONAL HYPERHIDROSIS SOCIETY (IHS) is an amazing organization truly dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by excessive sweat. They're doing a great job coordinating the efforts of the medical community, private businesses, to schools aligning them with their mission to serve those with excessive sweat.

I wish they were around when I was going to school! Keep up the good work!

--Billy Thompson
President
The Thompson Tee

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2 people found this review helpful

I'm from Germany and I'm really suffering from distinctive excessive sweating all over my body, no matter which part - you name it, I sweat it.
Therefore I'm deeply grateful that there is such a great nonprofit organisation which is engaged with this topic!
Hope to hear more and more good news in the future and maybe someday, there will be a cure even for myself.
Thanks a lot!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

The International Hyperhidrosis Society is an amazing organization that is out there to educate, assist and support those that treat and suffer from Hyperhidrosis. www.Sweathelp.org contains an immense amount of information and we always recommend patients that they visit their website for additional guidance. We at R.A. Fischer are teaming up with the IHHS to help raise awareness of this debilitating condition and learn more about treatments like our Tap Water Iontophoresis devices.
www.rafischer.com

 
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2 people found this review helpful

The Int. Hyperhidrosis Society has been very helpful when I was looking for Dr. to help my nephew with his problem. They helped me locate a reputable Dr. close to my nephew's home.
Now, he will enjoy his summer! I thank you very much. You have made a huge difference in his life, especially with his self-esteem! Again, thank you very much.

 
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I have friends and acquaintances who suffer with Hyperhidrosis. I tell all my friends about SweatHelp.org. It is very helpful and informative for those with the disease. I appreciate all the help this gives those with the condition.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

The transparent Mission of the IHHS is a refreshing motivating tool for all of us to become more attentive and active in the advancement of the quality of life for people of all ages; both women and men.
As an Engineer, I appreciate the informative and enjoyable format of the IHHS Newsletter.
It always sets forth a logical, well prepared message that clearly defines their Mission to help others.

 
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