Healthcare professionals are one of the groups most affected by hyperhidrosis in the workplace. Hyperhidrosis is a common medical condition characterized by excessive sweating that affects millions worldwide, with hands, feet, and underarms being the regions most commonly affected. Excessive sweating is an added burden in the already challenging field that is the healthcare sector. From struggling to put on gloves because of sweaty hands, to walking around in damp shoes all day because of sweaty feet, or constantly sweating through their scrubs with visible underarm sweat marks—these are just some of the added challenges healthcare workers face.
Excessive hand sweating, also known as palmar hyperhidrosis, can especially complicate the lives of healthcare workers. In addition to being a considerable nuisance, palmar hyperhidrosis is associated with decreased productivity, and an increased risk of certain health issues. Even trying to get on another pair of gloves with sweaty hands becomes almost impossible. These sweaty hands can even become strenuous and uncomfortable to work with, leading to rashes and other skin conditions in many individuals. By hindering hand functionality, sweat can affect a worker’s ability to perform certain job functions, or cause them to change gloves more frequently, which is already a challenging task in itself when your hands are constantly sweaty.
To thank healthcare workers who work tirelessly to keep us safe and healthy now and always, Dermadry wanted to give back to those who are always helping others by alleviating the burden that hyperhidrosis places on them. Excessive sweating should be the last thing on the minds of those working on the frontlines, so Dermadry is giving away 5 anti-sweat devices to treat excessive sweating of the hands, feet, and underarms.
Dermadry is asking healthcare professionals who suffer from hyperhidrosis to come forward and share their story. Interested participants can submit a photo depicting how hyperhidrosis affects their work life, with an accompanying short descriptive caption. Using the hashtags #HHandHealthcare and #Hyperhidrosis, participants can post their photo on the social media platform of their choice (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Reddit) and tag @dermadry. Additionally, participants wanting to submit privately can do so by emailing their submission to email@example.com.
Five winners will be selected randomly among all the submissions, and each will receive a Dermadry Total (valued at $499) to treat their excessive sweating. The contest is open globally to all healthcare workers. Interested participants are asked to visit this link to submit their entry and for full contest guidelines, rules, and eligibility. Dermadry is hoping to raise awareness of the particular occupational challenges healthcare workers who suffer from hyperhidrosis face daily.