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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

32 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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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have suffered from hyperhidrosis for most of my life and for years I felt isolated by my condition. I was 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 take a completely hands-on approach with patients to truly understand their needs and concerns. I have continued my treatment with physicians who contribute to IHhs and am happy to give back where and when I can.
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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Client Served

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have had severe hyperhidrosis most of my entire adult life. It has stopped me from socializing and made me very uncomfortable in social settings. My favorite is when people proclaim stuff like, "Geez, you're sweating a lot!". Thanks,.. I haven't noticed.. Thank good there is a site that is dedicated to help those who have this condition.

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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.

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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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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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Donor

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have suffered from hyperhidrosis for more than 30 years. It wasn't until my daughter also showed signs of excessive sweating that I looked up the symptoms on the Internet. The International Hyperhidrosis Society site answered many questions that I had. I felt encouraged to seek medical treatment that could be covered by our insurance. I am so relieved and happy that my daughter and son can do presentations at school, play in the band, go out on dates, etc. without having to worry about sweaty underarms any more (thank you, Botox!). I think about what a different person I might have turned out to be if I hadn't been held back by embarrassing sweat stains. This organization helps many others like me to learn how to alleviate their sweating and lead their best lives.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The International Hyperhidrosis Society has been a lifesaver for many of our students. We live in a very low-wealth county and a large percentage of our students are unable to purchase even basic hygiene items. After providing IHHS with a picture of our hyperhydrosis posters (that are located in our Student Health office) and explaining the needs of our students, they graciously supplied us with deodorant samples. Our students are extremely appreciative of being given the deodorant. One said the other day "I can keep the whole thing?? Thank you!" That pretty much says it all. My thanks to IHHS!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The International Hyperhidrosis Society was very helpful in providing deoderant samples for indigent students who are affected by the condition. Ms. Christine was very responsive in meeting our needs.
Sharon Hobson, RN, CRNP

1 Cynthia54

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a great nonprofit group. I was in need of sample deodorant for my school which has lots of economically disadvantaged students; and with just a short email, they provided me with much needed samples. This is a great help to our kids, many of which can not afford quality hygeine projects.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We are a needy school with 1350 underpriveledged students. I am a school nurse and determined a need for deodarant since finances influences the hygiene of the students and was immediately responded to in a positive way with a generous donation.