Jan 312017

We are the Hyperhidrosis Priority Setting Partnership: a collaboration between De Montfort University, the James Lind Alliance and the UK Dermatology Clinical Trials Network.

Hyperhidrosis is a skin condition where an individual has abnormal levels of sweating. It is very common, affecting 1 – 3 % of the population. It affects both sexes and all races equally. It can cause both physical problems and psychological distress, and significantly affect quality of life.

Despite it being widespread, excessive sweating is relatively under-researched compared with other skin conditions that affect a similar number of people.

It is essential that future research into the treatment of hyperhidrosis should focus on the questions that are important to people who have this condition, the people who care for them and the health professionals that treat them. We recently collected questions from you about the treatment and management of hyperhidrosis, and are now in the process of selecting the top ten research priorities for people with hyperhidrosis and the healthcare professionals who treat them.

We are holding a workshop event in Leicester on 8th November to finalise the top ten list. If you would like to be involved, then please contact us at: hyperhidrosis@dmu.ac.uk