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Underarm Hyperhidrosis Treatment Research

Recent research published in Archives of Dermatological Research shows that hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) is more prevalent, severe, and socially debilitating than previously reported. According to the report –

  • 4.8% of the population, or nearly 15.3 million people in the U.S., live with severe excessive sweating (significantly more than the 2.8% previously reported).
  • 75% of those with excessive sweating say the condition has negative impacts on their social life, well-being, and emotional and mental health.

“This new research shows that the number of people living with debilitating excessive sweating is nearly double previous estimates,” says Dr. David Pariser, co-founder of the International Hyperhidrosis Society and Professor of Dermatology at Eastern Virginia Medical College School, Norfolk, VA. "There is a clear and pressing need for more treatment options to give these people relief.”

To help address this need, 25 dermatology practices across the United States are participating in a large clinical trial of an investigational topical treatment option. “We hope that by participating in this research,” says Dr. Pariser “we can make a real impact on hyperhidrosis care for today’s sufferers as well as tomorrow’s.”

This study is sponsored by Brickell Biotech, a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development of innovative and differentiated therapeutics for the treatment of skin diseases.

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