Photograph of a school nurse in grey scrubs and a stethoscope who is attentively conversing with a student in pink, providing care and support.

School Nurses, Sweaty Students, and Spreading Hyperhidrosis Awareness!

If you happen to be a school nurse, then you may already be aware that Hyperhidrosis is most likely to strike during puberty. This fact puts you right on the front lines, in the first position to do something about it – but what?

Fighting back against Hyperhidrosis is only possible if we can keep spreading awareness among students and teachers. Can you spot the signs?
Photograph of a school nurse in grey scrubs and a stethoscope who is attentively conversing with a student in pink, providing care and support.


Hyperhidrosis is the common term given to the disorder that contributes to excessive sweating, which can be around the hands, feet, underarms, or even across the whole body. It might not seem harmful, but students who suffer from this terrible condition have low self-esteem, don’t involve themselves in group activities, and are susceptible to mental health problems.

If you want to refresh your medical knowledge of this disorder you can have a read about it on WebMD, otherwise, read on to find out what signs you should look out for as a school nurse.


Some signs of Hyperhidrosis among your students might include:

Since Hyperhidrosis can also be a secondary condition, talking to the student to ascertain if there is an underlying issue might be advisable. It may be that the student is suffering from another condition which the teachers – or even their parents – have not recognized.


Spotting Hyperhidrosis and treating it when understood, can halt the damage it is doing to your patients and reverse any issues it has caused before they have a chance to take root.


It is a known fact that excessive sweating can undermine a student’s confidence and make it almost impossible for them to interact socially on a healthy level.


This study, in the NCBI library, can summarize what impact the disorder has on a patient’s quality of life if it is left unchecked. Early intervention becomes one of the many vital duties carried by the school nurse.

Group of Children playing in the park with bubbles [ RA fischer hyperhidrosis iontophoresis ]


There is an effective, FDA-approved treatment that students can purchase for in-home use with a prescription from their doctor. This treatment is known as Iontophoresis. Contact our Treatment Specialists to learn more.

RA Fischer Co. is an industry-leader in dermatological treatment for Hyperhidrosis, so we know what your students are going through.

Get to the heart of the matter, devise a treatment plan, and help keep your students in good health. Together, we can maintain high school sweat to a minimum!
In this depiction, we observe a woman wearing a cozy brown sweater as she carefully pours tap water into the white water bath trays of the Fischer iontophoresis device, a dedicated effort to alleviate her hyperhidrosis. Within these trays lies the essential blue pH-balancing foam, meticulously placed atop the metal-free silicone electrodes. This thoughtful and precise process highlights the meticulous care taken by individuals seeking relief from hyperhidrosis and emphasizes the effectiveness of the Fischer iontophoresis device in managing this condition.
"Talk to our Treatment Specialists today to see why the Fischer iontophoresis device is the best treatment available for hyperhidrosis and to check insurance benefits."
Jennifer Jacobellis - CEO


The one-time out-of-pocket cost for The Fischer varies according to the areas being treated and each patient’s insurance policy. Our Treatment Specialists can help review your options with you.
Are you or someone you know struggling with hyperhidrosis? Give our Treatment Specialists a call at (800) 525-3467 to discuss your symptoms and insurance eligibility.


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Comments ( 2 )

  • My cousin has always sweated excessively. It’s interesting that people that have Hyperhidrosis sweat in excessive around the hands, feet, underarms, or their whole body sweats. Thank you for the information. I’ll recommend my cousin to search for a professional to help him with his disorder.

    • Thanks for sharing your story, Jay! One of our missions is to spread hyperhidrosis awareness and help fight the stigma that surrounds the condition. If we can be of any help to you or your cousin, give us a call. Our Treatment Specialists are standing by to offer support and answer any questions you may have.

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