About Hidradenitis Suppurativa

A chronic skin condition more common in women is characterized by painful, inflamed lesions in areas where skin rubs, such as armpits and groin. Due to recurrent flare-ups, abscesses and tunnels can form under the skin. While the exact cause is unclear, contributing factors include genetics, inflammation, and immune system.

Treatment Options

  • Lifestyle changes
  • Topical treatments
  • Oral medication
  • Pain management
  • Laser & light therapy
  • Surgical interventions
Questions & Answers

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What causes Hidradenitis Suppurativa

The exact cause is not fully understood, but factors like genetics, inflammation, and immune system dysfunction are believed to contribute to the development of Hidradenitis Suppurativa.

Who is most at risk

It is more common in women, often starting after puberty. Other risk factors include obesity and a family history of the condition.

What are the common symptoms

Symptoms include painful nodules, abscesses, tunnels under the skin, and the discharge of foul-smelling pus. Flare-ups can be recurrent, leading to scarring.

Can Hidradenitis Suppurativa be cured

While there is no cure for Hidradenitis Suppurativa, various treatment options are available to manage symptoms, reduce flare-ups, and improve quality of life.