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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

115 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

12 ltguy11

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

9 Chelsea W.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

6 Jake T.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!

3 Billy5

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Lisa and the team at IHHS have been an amazing partner for Thompson Tee, and their website continues to be a go-to resource for trusted news and educational information surrounding hyperhidrosis. As someone who suffers from axillary hyperhidrosis, I created our sweat proof shirts to help others like myself deal with excessive sweating. I'm thrilled to work alongside a likeminded nonprofit that wholeheartedly shares this mission.

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Donor

Rating: 5

They are doing a great job helping those with Hyperhidrosis!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The International Hyperhidrosis Society is an amazing organization that is out there to educate, assist and support those that treat and suffer from Hyperhidrosis. www.Sweathelp.org contains an immense amount of information and we always recommend patients that they visit their website for additional guidance. We at R.A. Fischer are teaming up with the IHHS to help raise awareness of this debilitating condition and learn more about treatments like our Tap Water Iontophoresis devices.
www.rafischer.com

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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.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

IHHS is a great resource for hyperhidrosis sufferers! It is a one-stop source for information, doctors to see, and putting them in touch distributors/retailers of with specialty products, such as ourselves, Hidrex USA, which distribute iontophoresis devices for a long-term treatment solution. Keep up the great work, IHHS!

3

Donor

Rating: 5

Great organization to work with providing a great service to people with hyperhidrosis. Very professional.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

helpful and supportive for an issue that gets little attention otherwise

3

Donor

Rating: 5

Excellent group, very focused on their cause and always working to support the sufferers of hyperhidrosis!

12 ltguy11

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

I am currently an undergraduate student with palmar hyperhidrosis who have tried many treatments to manage it, such as antiperspirants, traditional Chinese medicine, and Robinul, but they were ineffective at stopping the sweat or had major side effects. The people at the IHHS enabled me to get a free Botox treatment that finally helped me have dry hands! With my current income, there would have been no way that I could of have this treatment done so soon if it wasn't for them. The staff all are amazing people and the work they do is life-changing for so many. Thank you so much for everything!

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The International Hyperhidrosis Society is a first class non-profit organization that truly offers a one-of-kind support and education system to those individuals suffering from HH. As a company developing a potential new topical therapeutic for HH, we've had the unique opportunity to work with the IHHS on several occasions and have witnessed first hand how much of a positive impact they've had on the lives of those impacted with this condition. This organization is run by an individual that is seasoned, motivated, organized and truly passionate about creating awareness for HH and helping out those who are affected on a daily basis by HH. For all these reasons, we are and will continue to be a proud supporter of the IHHS .

2

Donor

Rating: 5

International Hyperhidrosis Society is a great nonprofit helping so many people with excessive sweating. They offer much helpful information on their website including tips regarding products that can help minimize the sweating.

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was extremely happy to be part of the Seattle event. Thanks a lot for conducting such a great event and helping the people like me. I got Botox injections and I spent whole summer without sweaty palms. I still remember how much I struggled every summer here in US and every day when I was in India. There, I used to get sweating (palms and feet) all around the year, due to hot weather. I never be able to go out with normal slippers. I felt so much shy if I have to walk on a clean marble floor when I went outside. I still remember the tough times I faced while writing exams, writing notes and condition of my text books after my use. I still remember the jokes played on me by the classmates and friends.

I really appreciate your efforts on helping us and fighting to change our fate. You will be next to the god in our opinion. Hoping soon you will be able to find simple and permanent solution for this annoying sweating problem.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have interacted with many organizations as a healthcare advisor, and I can honestly say that the IHHS is one of the most professional, action-oriented groups I have encountered. They connect effectively with patients, healthcare providers and innovators in healthcare such as my clients. The leadership is truly dedicated, knowledgable and organized. A pleasure to work with the IHHS!

6 Yasmin K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I truly feel blessed. The botox treatment that I received in Seattle through International Hyperhidrosis Society really works. I just had to give one week to kick in. I am enjoying living without sweaty palms. I recently visited Florida with my family and was feeling truly blessed to enjoy without sweating. I have never visited that hot countries in my life. I was always worried how would I enjoy sweating continuously. I look forward to participate as patient volunteer again for their master class conference in order for me to receive this treatment. Once again I would like to thank to the organizers, donors, physicians, the society for providing us the opportunity of this treatment. I can openly tell people I do suffer from hyperhidrosis and your society is there to make a difference in our lives. Thank you Lisa from bottom of my heart.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.