People with hyperhidrosis often take lots of showers, change their clothes a bunch of times per day, and try all kinds of antiperspirants and powders from the drug store and Internet. Use our Sweat-o-Meter quiz below to measure your sweat-related habits. Write down your answers and anything else that comes to mind when you answer these questions. Put it in a "Sweat Diary." Share it with the people who you need on your side in order to get help (parents, doctors, etc.)
How many times a day do you shower? 1 2 3 4 5
How many times a day do you change your clothes? 1 2 3 4 5
How many pairs of socks do you wear each day? 1 2 3 4 5
How many times a day do you dry sweat off your hands? 1 2 3 4 5
How many different kinds of antiperspirants or powders have you tried? 1 2 3 4 5
How many times per week do you flip-flop on your plans because of sweating or fear of sweating? 1 2 3 4 5
How many 3s, 4s, and 5s did you write down? If you count 4 or more of these higher numbers, sweat may be ruling your life! Talk to a dermatologist to find out about treatments that can help control your sweat so you can spend more time living and less time cleaning up. You can find a skin doc on SweatHelp.org.