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Doctor insights on: Acne Inversa (Hidradenitis Suppurativa)

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What are the symptoms of acne inverse?

What are the symptoms of acne inverse?

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

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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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Managing Acne (Checklist)

Use a gentle cleanser designed for acne-prone skin
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Use over-the-counter or prescription acne drugs as your doctor advises
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See your doctor to adjust medications and other treatments
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What sort of problem is acne inverse?

What sort of problem is acne inverse?

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

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What is the treatment for acne inverse?

What is the treatment for acne inverse?

Varies: Fr antibiotics to surgical excision in rextreme cases. I am assuming you acne inverse is otherwise known as hydradinitis suppurativa. ...Read more

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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

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Hidradenitis suppurative (acne inversa), do you know what causes flare-ups from this disease?

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

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Suffering from hidradenitis suppurativa?

Suffering from hidradenitis suppurativa?

Hidradenitis: Hidradenitis suppurativa (hi-drad-uh-NIE-tis sup-yoo-ruh-TIE-vuh) is rare, long-term skin condition that features small, painful lumps under the skin. They typically develop where the skin rubs together, such as the armpits, the groin, between the buttocks and under the breasts http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hidradenitis-suppurativa/home/ovc-20200012 ...Read more

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How bad is my hidradenitis suppurativa? :/

Hidrradenitis Supp.: Only in person detailed examination can reveal the degree of SH you have. Best to seek in person exams from dermatologist or Plastic Surgeon... ...Read more

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Can you advise for hidradenitis suppurativa?

See Doctor: See a doctor who normally treats this. The treatment varies from 1.Giving antibiotics 2. Open & drain and give antibiotics and 3. Surgical removal of the entire skin of a particular area for repeated infections. ...Read more

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Hidradenitis suppurativa disease from shaving?

Hidradenitis suppurativa disease from shaving?

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 more

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What are symptoms of hidradenitis suppurativa?

See below: Constant break outs, infected skin and pus filled pockets, pain, redness. See a plastic surgeon. Good luck from NYC ...Read more

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Hidradenitis suppurativa are there home remides for this?

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 more

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My sister has hidradenitis suppurativa. What is that exactly?

My sister has hidradenitis suppurativa. What is that exactly?

Infection: Hidradenitis suppurativa is a skin condition characterized by chronic subcutaneous abscesses, boils, usually of the sweat glands. It is most often seen in the armpits and groin, but can occur elsewhere. ...Read more

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Please am having Hidradenitis suppurativa, help me am in pains, any recommendations?

Hidradenitis: You need to have it check out.Sometimes it can be treated with antibiotics;sometimes a minor surgical procedure (incision and drainage) is needed to evacuate the pus. ...Read more

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Is there a way to heal scarring gotten from hidradenitis suppurativa?

Is there a way to heal scarring gotten from hidradenitis suppurativa?

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 more

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I have hidradenitis suppurativa. Very small case only few lesions on inner thighs. What helps get rid of them?

I have hidradenitis suppurativa. Very small case only few lesions on inner thighs. What helps get rid of them?

Zinc & Rx: Consider using acne cleanser with salicylic acid/benzoyl peroxide when you shower. Talk with your doc about zinc gluconate, antibiotic cream or pills. Good luck! ...Read more

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