INTERNATIONAL HYPERHIDROSIS SOCIETY

Rating: 4.91 stars   66 reviews

Issues: Health

Location: 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 providers 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.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

What a fantastic resource to see available for those of use suffering from Hyperhidrosis. It was such a challenging thing to deal with growing up, I wish I had this available to me as a child. Even after having ETS, it was good to read through some of the information to help me deal with the compensatory sweating. I also feel blessed that my side effects from the surgery were not as severe as many who have had it. People who do not suffer from Hyperhidrosis often give me funny looks when I say I had a surgery for my sweating. "That's a bit extreme, isn't it?" It really is something that only those who suffer from the condition can understand. This organization is getting the word out and also helping educate, comfort and walk along those who are experiencing it.

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I'm an RN and I love the work I'm able to do with the International Hyperhidrosis Society. Sharing the latest information, backed up by studies published in medical journals, and helping people to find the effective treatments they need is very gratifying.

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3 people found this review helpful

I would like to thank International Hyperhidrosis Society and all the organizers and donors who made it possible to give us an opportunity to try out a free treatment and attend a workshop as volunteer patients. Receiving a botox treatment was amazing experience. I never thought something like botox would stop my sweating for few months. Having been suffering all my years with type 4 excessive sweating on my palms and feet and learning about the research scientist and the organization are doing was an amazing experience. I look forward to attend again given an opportunity once again. It was a dream come true being free from suffering. I hope there is more and more research on this. People like us suffer silently. No one can know our suffering unless you are in that situation. I truly hope and pray that there will be cure that is available for all the people suffering. Thank you once again for changing our lives even though it's for short time of period.

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3 people found this review helpful

I participated at an International Hyperhidrosis Society seminar where I received free treatment for my underarm sweating. Truthfully, I was nervous as the seminar approached. But, the IHHS made the treatment process seamless and put all of my worries to rest. And, I'm happy to say that my sweating stopped a few short weeks after being treated at the seminar. I hope to participate again so that I can get the same positive results. A heartfelt thank you to the IHHS for making me feel comfortable at their seminar and for making me experience dry like I've never known. What a life-changing experience!

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3 people found this review helpful

The International Hyperhidrosis Society not only educates and trains physicians but provide support and education to patients and the general public about excessive sweating. The director, medical professionals and staff of IHHS are all very knowledgeable, accessible, and compassionate. They stay abreast of new products, and treatments and always share both the negative and positive articles, reviews, and interviews regarding hyperhidrosis. IHHS also allows for patients to participate in different treatment options through surveys, research studies, clinics, and demonstrations. Interacting with IHHS is always a pleasure and a relief because everyone is always so informative, courteous, and helpful.

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3 people found this review helpful

Hyperhidrosis is condition that can affect someone's life profoundly, both physically and emotionally. The International Hyperhidrosis Society is an organization that not only provides education, but also hope and hopefully widespread understanding of this condition.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

develop and emphasize the volunteer opportunities for this organization and/or hyperhidrosis in general.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Quite well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Thank you for your excellent suggestion! I agree and will work to develop and promote our volunteer and involvement opportunities. Here's to a grand 2014!!

Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I am a Junior High School Nurse and recently received some free products. In talking to students about hygiene, it has been useful to be able to give out deodorant samples with instruction in taking proper care of their bodies. It also "softens the blow" while telling them "how NOT to stink"! I hung up two posters outside of my office and the students have gotten a real kick out of them, especially the "I am sweaty all day long..." poster. While waiting their turn to see me, I often catch them reading the poster out loud and they then come in to see me with a smile on their face declaring, "I have hyperhidrosis!" Thank you for helping to educate my students (and adults) in a fun and friendly manner.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

For the purpose of school nurses and limited school funds, it may be helpful to let them know in the initial offer approximately how much the postage will be.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Growing up and sweating a lot just seemed like a quirky issue one had to deal with...until I came across the fact that this condition had a name "Hyperhidrosis" and there were medical professionals and organizations working to treat and educate those with hyperhidrosis. The IHS is a great organization that strives to help and direct towards treatment as well as share best practices. Thank you.

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4 people found this review helpful

I have been a patient during a clinic they have had in Atlanta and I couldnt ask for a better experience. I would give anything to be able to participate again!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 4 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

From being so young and sweating all the time I never really paid it no mind because I was just young and thought whatever, but as I got older and people started to make fun of me I knew I was different from everyone else in my school and at home. I feel so blessed to have been able to participate in this experience and really hope their will be a cure for it soon anyone that has this problem its not fun and its just a good thing to know it is certain things you can do to deal with sweating .. thank you to emory and everyone else that was apart such wonderful and amazing people

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

This is a wonderful organization that gives support to patients and families with Hyperhidrosis. We never knew what condition my daughter had until we found this organization. They have helped us with products, treatments, referrals, and support. We wish we'd found them years ago! I only wish they were more well known because there are countless other people who could benefit from contact with the organization.

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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