International Hyperhidrosis Society

Rating: 4.94 stars   95 reviews

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  

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

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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2 people found this review helpful

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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3 people found this review helpful

This nonprofit is superb. Both Lisa Pieretti and Christine Fleckenstein epitomize the utmost professionalism, care and diligence in assisting both public as well as private individuals on combating hyperhidrosis. I'm GRATEFUL the IHHS serves as an effective, professional liaison and I have zero qualms recommending them. Thank you everyone!

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Life-changing

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2015

 
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3 people found this review helpful

Hello everyone!
I'm Katrina, Owner/Creative Director of the women's apparel brand www.KatrinaZchori.com. I've battled with hyperhidrosis for many years and just last year began to find ways to share my story on a broader scale. That's also when I reached out to www.Sweathelp.org for advice on how to do that and without hesitation they were so helpful. A list of suggestions were given on what I could do to be involved and so that's what I'm doing now. As a fashion designer I share my story in hopes of helping others come out and share theirs too. It doesn't matter what you're dealing with, but it does matter what you choose to do with it. For years I allowed this condition to isolate me, but not anymore. Thank you for the opportunity to share and I hope this inspires you to use your voice to speak up about hyperhidrosis.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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5 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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6 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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