INTERNATIONAL HYPERHIDROSIS SOCIETY

Rating: 4.91 stars   70 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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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

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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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

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Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Quite well

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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.

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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

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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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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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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.

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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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1 person found this review helpful

I've suffered from night sweats my entire life. It wasn't until after ending my collegiate soccer career that my doctor realized that I was suffering from hyperhidrosis (when all my hormones calmed down and my metabolism slowed). My doctor recommended looking up what other people were doing online; that's when I found IHHS. They were wonderful and a wealth of knowledge! Very grateful for this organization!

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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?

2014

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4 people found this review helpful

I have had the privelege of being involved with IHHS for 2 years now and they continue to prove to be dedicated not only to their patients/consumers, but also to the products affiliated with their organization who are dedicated to helping others who suffer from hyperhidrosis. I am so proud to be affiliated with such a great group who continues to help people just like me! Thanks to IHHS, I can honestly say that I sweat happy and sleep wicked!

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2012

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1 person found this review helpful

IHHS has been raising awareness for several years about a long-overlooked medical condition. It offers up-to-date information on its comprehensive website, connects patients and physicians, provides training and educates the public at large; and, above all, facilitates access to care through multiple actions (insurance reimbursement tools and physicians training sessions, among others.) Outstanding services and dedication! I’m very grateful to their staff for their kindness and extraordinary support.

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

Life-changing

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Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

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2014

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1 person found this review helpful

I have suffered from hyperhidrosis for most of my life and for many years have felt isolated by my condition. I have been fortunate to find the International Hyperhidrosis Society, an incredible resource for patients suffering from hyperhidrosis. IHHS is a true advocate, committed to furthering research and educating patients and healthcare providers about the causes, management and treatment of hyperhidrosis. The physicians and staff at IHHS are extremely knowledgeable and they take a completely hands-on approach with patients to truly understand their needs and concerns.

On a personal level, IHHS has afforded me the opportunity to meet other individuals with hyperhidrosis and to finally realize that my condition not unique and I am not suffering alone! I encourage anyone who has suffered, or who knows someone who suffers from hyperhidrosis, to connect with IHHS. Their comprehensive website provides all of the latest information, research and tools available to patients. There is a great community available for support!

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1 person found this review helpful

I have struggled with excessive sweating of the palms of my hands and the soles of my feet since infancy. It has affected almost all aspects of my life, including body image, career choices, social interactions, and intimate relationships; it affects what I touch, who I touch, and how I touch. Hyperhidrosis is something that I have coped with, often on my own, for 34 years.

The IHHS has been my primary source for medically-accurate information on treatment for hyperhidrosis, which has helped me become an informed patient and advocate for myself. IHHS has increased my hope that things can be better for myself and others. Through website, telephone, and in-person resources, they have helped patients find clinicians that provide treatment, and helped patients find ways to pay for their treatment, a barrier to care that often increases the hopelessness of this condition. IHHS has helped increase access to care for patients of all financial means.

Many exuberant and dry-handed thank-you's to my Pennsylvania-based IHHS. You have made my life so much better.
Con carino,
Megan P.

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Life-changing

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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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