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Who do you see for hidradenitis?

Who do you see for hidradenitis?

Several options: There's a nice summary of treatment options in this month's archives of dermatology. Treatments shown to be effective include antibiotics (clindamycin + rifampin), Infliximab (a biologic drug), yag laser, and surgical excision and primary closure with a gentamycin sulfate-collagen sponge. Other options include cryotherapy, pdt light treatments, finasteride, zinc gluconate, resorcinol, & acitretin. ...Read more

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Hidradenitis Suppurativa (Definition)

Also called hidradenitis suppurativa, this is a condition of painful infections ...Read more


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What are the causes of hidradenitis?

What are the causes of hidradenitis?

See below: The disease starts with a plugging of the hair follicle followed by follicular rupture, and an associated immune response. Genetic susceptibility, mechanical stresses on the skin, obesity, smoking, diet, and hormonal factors are repeatedly cited as factors that may be associated with the development or exacerbation of Hidradenitis. See http://bit. Ly/1yTavVt and http://bit. Ly/1LKGM7Y ...Read more

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How do I cure hidradenitis superativa?

How do I cure hidradenitis superativa?

Hidradenitis: There is no cure for hidradenitis suppurativa. But early treatment can help manage the symptoms and prevent new lesions from developing. Tumor necrosis factor (tnf)-alpha inhibitors. These medications show promise in the treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa and are very effective at controlling this disease. There is enbrel, Humira and remicade (infliximab). ...Read more

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Is hidradenitis passed on to children?

Is hidradenitis passed on to children?

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. ...Read more

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Why do hidradenitis constantly reoccur?

Depends: You are predisposed usually due to the way your sweat glands are put together, it often happens in other family members. Sometimes it is due to weight, hygeine, weather, type of occupation, and other factors. You should have general physical to make sure not thyroid, sugar, or other medical condition, consider suppressive antibiotic like Doxycycline if recurs often. ...Read more

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Hidradenitis suppurative: what disease is this?

Hidradenitis suppurative: what disease is this?

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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Hidradenitis superativa...And its spreading. Any help?

Hidradenitis superativa...And its spreading. Any help?

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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Can hidradenitis be completely eradicated? If so, how?

Can hidradenitis be completely eradicated? If so, how?

Hidradenitis: Hidradenitis responds very well to the new class of drugs called biologics. Biologics include enbrel, Humira and remicade (infliximab). A patient with hidradenitis for 30 years was placed on Enbrel and she has had no new lesions on 3 years. The problem is that the medication is off label and very expensive. I had to write a letter to the insurance company so it would be covered. ...Read more

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What can I do when hidradenitis has taking over my life?

Subspecialist: Hidradenitis suppurative is a curious, immune-mediated disease for which some of the new biotech products have been remarkably successful. See if you can get in a research study. ...Read more

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What is hidradenitis suppurativa?

Groin and armpits: Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic skin inflammation marked by the presence of blackheads and one or more red, tender bumps (lesions). The lesions often enlarge, break open and drain pus. Scarring may result after several recurrences.
Considered a severe form of acne, hidradenitis suppurativa occurs deep in the skin around oil gland and hair follicles. ...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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What exactly is hidradenitis suppurativa?

What exactly is 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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Is hidradenitis suppurativa a life-long disease?

Yes: However, there are some significant advances made in the treatment of ha (http://www. The-dermatologist. Com/content/humira-enters-phase-iii-clinical-trials-treatment-hidradenitis-suppurativa). ...Read more

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Does having hidradenitis make you tired all the time?

Possible: If actively inflamed all the time. A long list of things can make an individual feel tired all the time including sleep disorders, depression, and a myriad of medical conditions. ...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