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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Hidradenitis Suppurativa (Overview)

Also called hidradenitis suppurativa, this is a condition of painful infections of the sweat glands.


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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

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
128 doctors shared insights

Hidradenitis Suppurativa (Overview)

Also called hidradenitis suppurativa, this is a condition of painful infections of the sweat glands.


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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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Please tell me what are signs and symptoms of hidradenitis suppurativa?

Please tell me what are signs and symptoms of hidradenitis suppurativa?

Multiple sinus: Multiple open draining tracts in axilary, groin areas with or without abscesss formation. Associated with pain and recurrence. Also results in painful scarring. May require multiple surgeries. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with hidradenitis suppurativa. Abstinent for 3 years and neganegative STD test. I still have burning and discharge. Is that norm?

I have been diagnosed with hidradenitis suppurativa. Abstinent for 3 years and neganegative STD test. I still have burning and discharge. Is that norm?

Hidradenitis : Hidradenitis suppurativa is not a sexually transmitted disease. It is typically in armpits and groin, but not the genitals themselves. If burning/discharge is from urethra, you may have been misdiagnosed. Hs has no cure, but some treatments, like antibiotics, hair laser, and surgery could greatly improve or control the disease, if that is what you have. I suggest a second opinion. ...Read more

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How can one reduce the swelling caused by hidradenitis suppurativa?

How can one reduce the swelling caused by hidradenitis suppurativa?

Antibiotics: You may need antibiotics. Surgical excision can sometimes cure this problem. See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. ...Read more

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Don't know if anyone has treated of hidradenitis suppurativa but I need advice?

Don't know if anyone has treated of hidradenitis suppurativa but I need advice?

Hidradenitis suppura: Is a skin disease that most commonly affects areas bearing apocrine sweat glands or sebaceous glands, such as underarms, breasts, inner thighs, groin & buttocks. Treatment can include lifestyle changes such as diet (avoid refined carbohydrates) & weight loss, warm compresses with distilled vinegar water, antibiotics, steroids, vitamin a, zinc gluconate, turmeric, topical agents such as clindamycin. ...Read more

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What's the cause and treatment for hidradenitis suppurativa?

H. suppurativa: Refer to my answer above for details. Usually cause unknown but tx is available. ...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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Is there any fast cure for hidradenitis suppurativa?

NO: Unfortunately, there is no fast cure. It is usually a chronic illness. Some may eventually be cured, but it is difficult to predict at the onset who will be cured and who will not. ...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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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 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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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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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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