U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 40-year-old member asked:

Is hidradenitis passed on to children?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Possible but...: Hidradenitis suppurativa affects african-americans and females more often. Etiology is poorly understood. Genetic factors, hormonal influences, obesity, and tight clothing have each been suspected to play a role.

Related questions

A 22-year-old female asked:
Hidradenitis superativa...And its spreading..Any help?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 19-year-old member asked:
Can hidradenitis be completely eradicated? If so, how ?
2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
A 49-year-old member asked:
What can I do when hidradenitis has taking over my life?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 39-year-old member asked:
Can you advise for hidradenitis suppurativa?
2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
A 20-year-old female asked:
Hidradenitis suppurativa are there home remides for this?
4 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Last updated Mar 17, 2019

People also asked

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.