You're Not Alone

When it comes to having excessive sweating, you’re not alone. This real medical condition, also known as hyperhidrosis, affects about 15 million people and while every story is unique, they all share the challenges of living with excessive sweating.

Discover the role that excessive sweating plays in other peoples’ lives through their shared stories below. You may even find that you can relate to some of their experiences.

As someone who has dealt with hyperhidrosis at a young age, sweating was always a daily life struggle. I felt insecure and feared someone noticing my sweat every day. However, excessive sweating has also shaped me into the person I am now, and eventually, I gained courage to speak up for myself.

“Regardless of the weather or clothing, my sweating is out of control.”


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“Regardless of the weather or clothing, my sweating is out of control. I've been in cold, snowy weather and I still sweat to the point where my clothes are wet. Not only is this situation uncomfortable, but the sweat causes my armpits to feel twice as cold from being wet.”


“I have always had a problem with my excessive sweating.”


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“I have always had a problem with my excessive sweating. I used to be embarrassed being a college student walking around campus because by the time I made it to class I was drenched in sweat. When I would take off my backpack, my shirt looked like I dipped it into a puddle of water.”


“It is very hard to dress nicely. I have to find patterns that hide wetness.”


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“It is very hard to dress nicely. I have to find patterns that hide wetness. I also have to replace shirts more frequently because darker colors fade while lighter colors stain. It can be very annoying, as well as embarrassing, when you have sweat stains and you haven't been doing anything.”


Meet Brittany

Brittany is a mother, an artist, and someone who has been living with hyperhidrosis, a real medical condition, for most of her life. Here’s her story.

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I think it’s important to spread the word about hyperhidrosis so people know they’re not alone.
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Hyperhidrosis Frustrations

Listen to Brittany talk about the challenges she faces with excessive sweating on a daily basis and how those challenges impact social situations.

Living with Hyperhidrosis

Find out how Brittany deals with excessive sweating and how it makes her feel.

Excessive sweating doesn’t have to keep you from feeling good. Get tips to help you manage excessive sweating, plus advice for dressing with hyperhidrosis.

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Axillary Hyperhidrosis

Discover what it is, how it affects Brittany, and how it differs from other types of excessive sweating.

Talking about Hyperhidrosis

Hear Brittany explain how she felt once her excessive sweating was diagnosed as hyperhidrosis and why she feels that talking about the condition is so important.

If you’re living with excessive sweating, share your own story using #CheckMySweat to encourage and empower other people like you.

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