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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health

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.

Community Stories

30 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

Really the only place I have found ( and I rigorously have been searching)that is aggressively trying to help and address relief from this ignored and debilitating condition.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

helpful and supportive for an issue that gets little attention otherwise

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Client Served

Rating: 5

International Hyperhidrosis Society has literally answered every question that I've had since I was young about a serious medical condition that many doctors that I went to did not know how to treat. Hyperhidrosis negatively affects EVERY person who is affected by it in a negative way. I has affected the way that I went outside(night time to prevent unsightly sweat strains and drenched face), my job, school, and personal life(lack thereof). IHS has allowed me to finally learn and manage hyperhidrosis. I even direct my physicians to their website to be informed of the condition, and we use it to manage and plan treatments to battle it. I cannot praise them ENOUGH!!! Best organization hands down. They respond to emails promptly, sends out newsletters that aren't spam but provide actual information and scientific advancements, and provide treatment to individuals who battle with the condition for FREE in return of educating other health care practitioners of the condition. Every effort needs to be made to help IHS to expand to further serve the ill and educate the healthcare providers.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The IHS has helped me immensely. All my life I've perspired profusely but didn't realize that it was an actual condition and that there were treatment options available. The IHS not only identified the problem, but has offered solutions in which to help. Through their online newsletters and notifications to their website, the organization offers solutions and advice on how to deal with my problem. They also schedule annual sessions for medical professionals who desire to become better educated on the topic of hyperhidrosis. I've had the opportunity to serve as a volunteer for several sessions and greatly benefited from the experience. It is my sincere hope that they are able to continue their work in the field of hyperhidrosis prevention. Kevin T.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Previous Stories
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Client Served

Rating: 4

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.

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XSsweat 01/13/2014

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!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.