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POLL: What Percent of Those With Hyperhidrosis Have Discussed Their Sweating With a Health Care Professional?

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Click here to answer this week's poll for Hyperhidrosis Awareness Month.

Last week, our Hyperhidrosis Awareness Month poll challenged your knowledge of the prevalence of excessive sweating. We asked: What percent of the global population is estimated to have hyperhidrosis?

The correct answer: 4.8%, according to the International Hyperhidrosis Society. Despite how common hyperhidrosis is, it is estimated that 27% of those with the condition never receive a diagnosis.

Even more so, not everyone who experiences excessive sweating has shared their symptoms and experiences with a health care professional.

This Hyperhidrosis Awareness Month, Dermatology Times wants to hear from you. What percent of those with hyperhidrosis have discussed their excessive sweating with a health care professional?

Vote below or email us at DTEditor@mmhgroup.com to share your hyperhidrosis insights or research.

What percent of those with hyperhidrosis have discussed their sweating with a health care professional?

26%
38%
51%
64%

Reference

Doolittle J, Walker P, Mills T, Thurston J. Hyperhidrosis: an update on prevalence and severity in the United States. Arch Dermatol Res. 2016;308(10):743-749. doi:10.1007/s00403-016-1697-9

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