After a dozen years of no new medical treatments for hyperhidrosis, several new products are in development. At the recent American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Annual Meeting Dr. David Pariser (co-founder of the International Hyperhidrosis Society and former president of the AAD) presented data from early studies of two new topical (applied on top of the skin) medications that could become valuable new treatment options for people plagued by excessive sweating.
The news is exciting but so is what it represents. Progress. Attention. Resources! And crucial International Hyperhidrosis Society involvement. Read the full story and discover why this just might be the Tipping Point. #Hope4Hyperhidrosis
5 Things to Look for in Successful Hyperhidrosis Care
Heading to the doctor’s office (again) to try (again) to get the right treatment for that I-Sweat-Buckets problem? Use our checklist to help you find a great (maybe even ideal) doctor like Dr. Zakiya Rice at Emory…
miraDry #TripleThreat Zaps Underarm Sweat, Odor, and Now... Hair Growth!
We’ve known since 2011 that the miraDry microwave medical device, used in dermatologists’ offices, can permanently destroy underarm sweat glands and stop underarm sweating. But now the makers of miraDry have announced their microwave technology is also a great way to zap away hair follicles – making underarms free of sweat, odor, and hair.
A new gel to fight excessive underarm sweating has been found to provide meaningful relief (i.e. a 2-grade improvement in the Hyperhidrosis Disease Severity Score). Thanks to everyone who participated in the research. Ready for more?
According to our beloved Pacific Northwest advocate in medical education, Robert Sidbury, MD, Dermatology Division Chief and Associate Professor, Seattle Children's Hospital: “On behalf of my team here at Seattle Children's, the other providers who attended, but especially our patients present and future: Thank you!!! The program was uniformly well-received and as one attendee stated: ‘What CME should be, but almost always never is.’” (CME is accredited Continuing Medical Education that must adhere to stringent guidelines for being non-biased and evidence-based. Medical professionals must accumulate a certain number of credits per year. The amount varies state by state.)
Improve Hyperhidrosis Care by Leveraging the Power of PAs
Now more than ever, Physician Assistants (PA) are providing quality care and improved access to care across the nation and across medical specialties. In dermatology in particular, PAs have the potential to make a huge difference in the lives of hyperhidrosis patients by providing the latest hyperhidrosis treatments, and combinations of treatments, to meet individual needs. Studies show that most hyperhidrosis patients visit five different doctors before they either give up or, finally, get some adequate care for their sweating problems. Wouldn't it be better to get the right, modern treatment the first time from an IHHS-trained PA?