INTERNATIONAL HYPERHIDROSIS SOCIETY

Rating: 4.91 stars   64 reviews

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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.
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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Christine's response to my request was both swift and kind. Thank you for your help; children who are entering adolescence certainly need all the support we can give, and yours is appreciated.
With gratitude,
Gail Shapira

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

A lot

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Quite well

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Quick response to a request for teh students at the high school where I work.

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A lot

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Definitely

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Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 4 stars  

Very helpful to an underserved socioeconomic elementary school with adolescents.

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A lot

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Very Well

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a school nurse to middle school aged children, I am faced daily with hygiene issues. The students ask questions about why they sweat so much and weather or not this condition is normal. The literature and supplies provided helps me educate the children and their families. Thank you!

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A lot

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

IHHS is a wonderful resource for patients suffering with hyperhidrosis. I encourage all of my patients to visit the website for information and for a source of support in knowing that they are not alone when dealing with this condition. I have also attended an educational seminar for healthcare providers and learned other ways to help and treat my patients.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

IHHS has truly been a pleasure to work with. They provide informative and accurate information to help the thousands of people suffering with hyperhydrosis get through their daily lives. Their newsletter and website are great tools for finding out the latest information and solutions to excessive sweating. I highly recommend to consumers and partners alike.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

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Definitely

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

The International Hyperhidrosis Society's website and newsletter are very informative and helpful. Through the website, I found the iontophoresis machine I purchased as well as other useful products. As a hyperhidrosis sufferer for over 20 years, it is so comforting to read about other people's experiences and to know you're not alone with this problem.
I am also a school nurse and was so excited to receive the school kit. During a hygiene lecture, I explained to my 4th-6th graders what hyperhidrosis was and let them know there is help available. I will soon be receiving samples of deodorant and plan to give those to the 5th & 6th graders during their human growth & development class. If I can help one student, it will be well worth it! I remember feeling so confused and frustrated with my sweaty hands when I was young. I don't want that for any of my students or my children. I am so grateful to the IHS and glad so many people care!

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?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I am a school nurse for an middle school. I have about 700 4th, 5th, and 6th graders in my school. The samples and the materials I received from Internataional Hyperhidrosis Society helped me a lot with educating my students. I used them for hygiene classes and education. Being able to give samples and education information to these students helps so much!

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?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Like most people, I didn't realize excessive sweating was a medical condition. I thought those that suffered with it were people with poor hygiene habits or 'nervous types' who showed their high levels of anxiety through profuse sweating. I hate to admit this negative prejudice but that was the way I felt. Then, I learned more about hyperhidrosis and was completely ashamed of how uneducated I was. The saddest part is that people who have this condition sometimes don't understand it themselves. Sadder still, they often feel that perhaps they deserve to be shunned or ridiculed. They feel there is no hope, that they alone suffer and that they just have to 'live with it.' Without IHHS, this would be true. I can't express how truly life-changing the IHHS mission is to people with hyperhidrosis. The IHHS website, outreach programs and counseling help bring together a community where there wasn't one before. For the millions of people with the condition, and the millions of friends and families that help them cope, IHHS is a beacon of help.

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Life-changing

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have volunteered a few times with this organization at their annual seminars and found the experience to be very rewarding. I saw first-hand how much work is put into organizing and holding these seminars and the appreciation that those with hyperhidrosis have for the Society for the opportunity to receive life-changing treatment. I would be more than happy to volunteer for this organization again.

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?

2010

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