Can Sweat Spread COVID-19?

Sweat & Coronavirus: International Hyperhidrosis Society Weighs In

Pipersville, PA, July 6, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The non-profit International Hyperhidrosis Society (IHhS) has been offering medical and scientific expertise on a full range of sweat topics for 20 years. From hyperhidrosis (chronic, extreme sweating) to chromhidrosis (like blue or green sweat), IHhS provides the sweat-health information people need to stay up-to-date and prepared. In that vein, here's important information from thought leaders about sweat and COVID-19.

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Important Sweat Issues Explained by the International Hyperhidrosis Society

Center Valley, PA, Jan 30, 2020 -- Sweat is essential to human survival, but when sweating is "different," serious issues come up -- like health concerns, lack of awareness and understanding, embarrassment, and more. To help, International Hyperhidrosis Society experts are providing a key sweat-condition summary:

Anhidrosis = No Sweat

Sweat is essential to human survival because it's the body's coolant, getting rid of excess heat and protecting the body from overheating. With anhidrosis, a person does NOT sweat (or doesn't sweat enough). Without being able to cool themselves, people with severe anhidrosis can be in serious danger if they attempt strenuous activity in high temperatures. They are at high risk for heat-related illnesses, coma or death as a result.

Factors that may lead to anhidrosis include (but are not limited to):

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Hyperhidrosis Sufferers & Experts Share Hidden Stories for November’s Hyperhidrosis Awareness Month 2019

Center Valley, PA, Oct. 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sweating is necessary and normal to human functioning - until it’s not. 

Ground-breaking new podcasts, articles and entries into the Library of Congress shed light on the lives of those living with the rarely-talked-about medical condition of extreme, uncontrollable sweating called hyperhidrosis.  

Listen, connect, learn, share.

For most people, perspiration is the body’s air conditioning, keeping us cool and at the temperature our systems need to work and be healthy. For about 4.8% of the population, however, sweating can be extreme, over-reactive, uncontrollable, and unpredictable; leading to social and emotional issues, practical hurdles in daily life, ruined clothing and tech tools, hiding behaviors, and skin health risks. But while this sort of sweating is relatively common (more prevalent than peanut allergies and autism), it’s rarely talked about. In fact, too often, hyperhidrosis is ignored, misdiagnosed or under-treated. 

From Block Time to Coding, Don't Let Sweating Get in the Way

Press Contact: Angela Ballard, RN, International Hyperhidrosis Society,

August 13, 2019: With summer winding down, students from kindergarten to college are gearing up to head back to school. For many, unfortunately, coursework isn’t the only challenge ahead -- they’ve got to manage the medical condition hyperhidrosis (Hh) or excessive sweating, as well. 

Hyperhidrosis issues at school are relatively common, in fact, based on prevalence data the International Hyperhidrosis Society (IHhS) presented to the American Academy of Dermatology, ~2.5 million or 17% of all teens experience excessive, uncontrollable sweating. Other data shows that hyperhidrosis has negative quality-of-life impacts equal to or greater than severe acne, is associated with much higher rates of anxiety and depression, and is more common than peanut allergies.

Oklahoma City Resident Selected For International Hyperhidrosis Society Audio Project In Washington, D.C.

Mother-daughter duo record #MyHhStory to raise awareness of excessive sweating condition

Press Contact: Angela Ballard, RN, International Hyperhidrosis Society,

September 4, 2019: Four hyperhidrosis sufferers and their companion storytellers have recorded personal stories at The Line Hotel's Full Service Radio in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the audio project is to reveal unscripted interviews that provide the public with an authentic glimpse of living with extreme, uncontrollable sweating. Called hyperhidrosis, the medical condition affects approximately 4.8 percent of the population and has been linked to higher rates of depression, anxiety and attention deficit disorder.

Hyperhidrosis Doesn’t Treat Itself

 Hyperhidrosis Doesn’t Treat Itself

Raising Awareness Among Healthcare Providers Because, When a Clinician Understands Excessive Sweating, It Makes All the Difference

For Immediate Release:

Center Valley, PA, Nov. 7, 2018

Great hyperhidrosis care requires great partnerships with healthcare providers who understand the serious impacts of excessive sweating.

As part of Hyperhidrosis Awareness Month 2018, the International Hyperhidrosis Society ran clinical-facing advertisements and public service announcements in medical professional publications during November.

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