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. Our next stage is a second survey to find out which of these questions you think are the most important for research to answer. Please re-visit our page in the week commencing 13th August when a link to the survey will be available.