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Acne Inversa (Hidradenitis Suppurativa)
Acne Inversa: Hidradenitis suppurativa (hs), also known as 'acne inversa', is a physically, psychologically, and socially disabling disease affecting inverse areas of the body (those places where there is skin-to-skin contact - armpits, groin, breasts, etc.), and where apocrine glands and hair follicles are found. It is non-contagious and recurrent; but presents, with boils or painful lesions. ...Read more
Hidradenitis: Hidradenitis suppurativa, commonly referred to as acne inversa, is a severe inflammatory skin condition manifesting through blackheads and painful red bumps filled with pus that may persist for weeks or even months. This inflammatory skin condition is certainly amongst the most distressing and severe, which many sufferers find difficult to cope with both physically and psychologically. ...Read more
I was just diagnosed with hidradenitis suppurativa and was told there was no cure. I have cystic acne and was told thats why. How can i manage?
Surgical excision: might be only option, if all medical treatments have been unsuccessful. Consult with a dermatologist. ...Read more
Nobody knows: Lifestyle and situations aren't the key to managing this often very troubling illness. Focus on prescribed rx which is likely to be difficult enough. Consider dermatology and surgical consultations. There's some interesting new work -- some of the biotech products seem to help greatly. ...Read more
Hydranitis suppurati: It is a skin disease that most commonely affects area bearing apocrine glands or sebacious glands, such as under arms, breasrs, inner thighs, groin and buttocks.It presents with one or more red tender bumps, lesion often enlarge and break and drain pus.After several recurrences scarring may occur.It usually starts after puberty, may persist for years and may get worse over time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No home remedies: Laundry detergent not relevant. General hygiene is worthwhile but will not reduce hidradenitis suppuritiva. Early surgery is effective but many people get progressively worse due to the ignorance of their attending physicians. For extensive, widespread disease the biologics have been used with some success. If you have this, it is worse with obesity and smoking. See a physician with experience tre ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Permanent but option: Scars are permanent but there are many options to addresses these scars ranging from topical creams, oral meds, injections, fillers, peels, lasers, resurfacing, surgery, etc. However the single best course is to treat the primary disease by excellent wound care and surgery when necessary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Need to examine:
It would depend on the amount of area affected, depth of infection, scarring and general health. The first approach is antibiotics, but chronic infection may require surgical intervention.
Visit this site for info: https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/hidradenitis-suppurativa#1 ...Read more
Antibiotics: A better apprtoach than antibiotics might be immunosuppressive agents. ...Read more
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