Hyperhidrosis severity scale

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Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) is a common condition which affects 2.8% of the population. It often interferes with daily living, but only about one-third of those affected seek treatment.

The hyperhidrosis disease severity scale is a simple questionnaire which you can use to help decide whether or not you should consult your doctor about hyperhidrosis. The tool is a simple scale that has been at least moderately comparable with other measures, and is easy to use. You can print out the result to take to your doctor. In some instances, it will help the doctor decide which therapy should be used first for you.

If you are using the tool to monitor the effect of treatment, the extent to which severity of your symptoms have changed is the most important factor. In these cases severity should be scored before and after treatment, according to the number allocated to each response (e.g. mild hyperhidrosis receives a score of 1), and the difference between the two results used as the measure of change.


Hyperhidrosis Disease Severity Scale

“How would you rate the severity of your hyperhidrosis?”

My sweating is:
  1. …never noticeable and never interferes with my daily activities
  2. …tolerable but sometimes interferes with my daily activities
  3. …barely tolerable and frequently interferes with my daily activities
  4. …intolerable and always interferes with my daily activities




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