Training to be an educator/kindergarten teacher

  • Primary Hyperhidrosis
  • Sweat from: Palms, Feet, and Underarms
  • What treatments have you tried? Deodorants and special Cremes
  • What treatments are most helpful to you? I actually don’t have one that I „prefer“ since I haven’t tried much.
  • Are you able to use your treatment at work? Yes
  • Can you apply online or in person? In person, but online is also available
  • At any point, do you have to shake someone's hand? Sometimes, for example if we have conversations with parents.
  • At any point, do you have to publicly speak? Just with a group of many children.
  • Do you work alone or with other people?  Other people
  • Do you have a designated work area for yourself? (desk, office) No
  • What do you wear to work? Just my normal clothing, nothing special.
  • Is your work attire helpful or does it interfere with managing your sweat? Helpful
  • Is there anything about your job that initially you thought you were not going to be able to do or fearful of? (Does not have to be Hyperhidrosis related) Not really, just sometimes the responsibility I have for the kids.
  • How were able to navigate through the concerns you had? I just knew with the experience I gain, it will work.

What would you tell someone who is interested in pursuing your job but has hesitation?

Just do it. If you never try, you‘ll never know.

Feel free to add anything else you think would be helpful to someone reading.

Don’t hide your Hyperhidrosis. It‘s part of who you are and you‘re definitely not alone. Try to educate yourself and the people around you about. It really helps to feel more comfortable with it.

Requirements


  • You need to be in training to be an educator (at a special school) and you have to get tested by a doctor, if you have everything they request.

Job Description


  • I‘m work fulltime at a lunch care for children in primary school. We eat lunch with them, help them with homework and just arrange their free - and playtime.
  • Usually sometimes holding hands with children or but plasters on them, which is quite difficult sometimes with sweaty hands.

Tricks

  • I usually have a cloth with me or wipe my hands at work and I use deodorant more often, because of the smell. And I like to wash my hands more often.