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If i am having acne can this be caused by hidradenitis suppurativa?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Find out: If it's worse in your armpits and up close between your legs, there's a good chance it's hidradenitis suppurativa. This is a much more difficiult management problem, but the new biologicals may prove very helpful. If this question even arises, get seen by a competent physician who knows some derm.
Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 64 years experience
NO: HS is usually different and your MD can tell it apart. It drains, puffy and tender, Check with you MDt

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