For students who have Hyperhidrosis, going back to school after a long holiday break can be terrifying. They have to think about more things than your average student does; from which teachers expect too much of them to which students are going to bully them for a condition they have no control over. Fortunately, there are things you can do to prepare your child for going back to school.
Does Your Child Have Hyperhidrosis?
If your child is a victim of this confidence-destroying condition, then you probably already know all of the issues they face. For those whose children have only just been diagnosed with the situation; you can read all about the signs, symptoms, and problems it creates by visiting this educational article by Healthline.
However, whether you are a parent new to this condition or not: the facts remain the same. Your child is highly likely to be extremely nervous about going back to school with this disorder – so what can we do to make it easier on them?
Making School Easier: The Backpack
It all starts with what you choose to put in your child’s backpack at the start of the day. Try to imagine yourself in your child’s shoes. They will likely be sitting at a desk for a large part of the day, then out in the playground, possibly engaging in sports or art activities as well. If you had spent all day excessively sweating – what would you want in your backpack?
Try adding some of these to your child’s backpack to make being at school with Hyperhidrosis easier:
- A change of shirt – can make all the difference in sticky situations. Likewise, a change of socks can help those with sweating localized to their feet
- A hand towel – lets them wash or dry themselves if they start to feel uncomfortable
- Tissues – are an elegant way of wiping away any discomfort in class
- A note for teacher – explaining the condition and what it means to your child, might be just the thing. We have already devised a standard letter suitable for this, and you can find it by following this link
If you include some or all of these things in your child’s backpack, then they will start the school term prepared for the challenges ahead. There is one last thing we should mention, however, and it may be the answer for which you have been searching.
Hyperhidrosis Is Treatable!
RA Fischer specializes in Iontophoresis, an at-home treatment that uses tap water to introduce natural minerals into your sweat pores – interfering with their ability to release moisture. 91% of all patients have experienced a marked improvement in the severity of their sweating after only a few short weeks. For more information, contact our Treatment Specialists. We’ve worked with patients as young as 6-years old.
You may even be able to send your child to school without all those items in their backpack, after all!