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Doctor insights on: Hidradenitis Suppurativa Treatment Options

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Will proactive help hidradenitis suppurativa?

Will proactive help hidradenitis suppurativa?

No: Hs is a chronic suppurative disease of the apocrine glands in the arm pit, genital and perianal areas. It is due to plugging of the apocrine gland ducts making them dilate and rupture with surrounding tissue inflammation. The lesions frequently become infected with bacteria. They can require antibiotic treatment and surgery. Topical acne treatments will not help. ...Read more

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Hidradenitis Suppurativa (Definition)

A chronic skin condition in which pimples appear in dark moist places on the body such as ...Read more


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What is the treatment for hidraadenitis suppurativa?

What is the treatment for hidraadenitis suppurativa?

Some help some not: There is no cure for hidradenitis suppurativa. But early treatment can help manage the symptoms and prevent new lesions from developing. Antibiotics. Oral retinoid medications. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Corticosteroids or immunosuppressant drugs. Tumor necrosis factor (tnf)-alpha inhibitors. Incision and drainage. Uncovering the tunnels or tracts. Surgical removal. ...Read more

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What are some effective treatments for hydradenitis suppurativa besides surgery?

What are some effective treatments for hydradenitis suppurativa besides surgery?

Hydradenitis: There are various treatment options for hidradenitis suppurativa (hs), a recurrent and suppurative disease, but none is wholly satisfactory or effective. There have been many reports on the efficacy of biologic drugs for the treatment of hs. The biologics that have been very successful in treating hs are enbrel, humira, and remicade (infliximab). ...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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Are there any cures or treatments for hidradenitis suppurative?

Are there any cures or treatments for hidradenitis suppurative?

Can be treated, but.: The treatment can be quite involved. This is a severe chronic infectlion of the soft tissues, usually of the armpits or groin. Cases that do not respond to non-operative treatment can be treated surgically with removal of the infected tissue. This creates a large wound that is similar to that created by a burn. Reconstruction is often and problem and the best course is to allow it to heal. ...Read more

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Treatment options for cystic fibrosis? Thanks!

Treatment options for cystic fibrosis? Thanks!

Prevention: CF is caused by a genetic problem resulting in poor sodium control in cells. There are several genetic subtypes. Tx is directed at preventing lung infections, maintaining adequate nutrition (through increased calories & enzyme replacement) & salt intake. Best be treated at center that specializes in cf. Where a team approach provides all services needed or anticipated. Where research is ongoing. ...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 best treatment for hidradenitus supportiva?

What is best treatment for hidradenitus  supportiva?

Options: There is no cure for hidradenitis suppurativa but early treatment can help. Treatment options include washings with antibiotic soap, warm compresses, or medications (antibiotics, steroids or immunisuppressant drugs, non-steroidal inflammatory meds, oral retinoid medications, tumor necrosis factor Alpha inhibitors) and in severe cases, surgery. ...Read more

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Treatment for boils?

Treatment for boils?

Drain: A furuncle is a boil, a purulent inflammation of a hair follicle. These usually pop, aided by a warm compress. If it does not do that in a couple of days, see your doctor to ascertain if it needs to be drained. ...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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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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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 treatment options for acne scars?

What are treatment options for acne scars?

Acne Scar Treatment: There are a number of options for acne scars depending on their size, shape, depth, and skin type. Laser resurfacing, usually fractional, may help improve the texture of the skin but may require multiple treatments. If there is deep scarring, the scars can be excised or cut out. Subcision, releasing the scar underneath the skin, along with fillers or fat can also improve the skin texture. ...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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What are treatment options for seborrheic dermatitis?

What are treatment options for  seborrheic dermatitis?

Seb Derm: A yeast (fungus) called malassezia. This fungus is one of the normal microscopic life forms that grow, along with certain bacteria, in your skin's oily secretion (sebum). Creams, foams or lotions containing an antifungal agent, such as ketoconazole (ketozole, extina), often help reduce flare-ups, supporting the idea that this yeast is a contributing factor. This codition is not contagious. ...Read more

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Tuborous sclerosis. Which insurance covers laser treatment for angiofibromas? Best treatments for angiofibromas? Laser treatment is ineffective.

Tuborous sclerosis. Which insurance covers laser treatment for angiofibromas? Best treatments for angiofibromas? Laser treatment is ineffective.

Angiofibromad: There are three main types of treatment for juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma: hormone therapy, radiation therapy and surgery. Hormone therapy involves the use of a drug called flutamide, which acts by blocking testosterone receptors. The activity of this drug is further evidence for a hormonal cause for the condition. Treatment with Flutamide can shrink tumors by more than 40 percent. ...Read more

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Is Hidradenitis Suppurativa infectious ?

Yes and no: Hidradenitis suppurativa happens only in people that are exposed. It is an infection, but you cannot pass HS on to another person. ...Read more

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What are some good remedies for hidradenitis suppurativa remedies?

See below: Treatment of hs is difficult if it is chronic and extensive because of multiple deep seated sites of infection. Oral antibiotics based on culture results and local moist heat to establish drainage are helpful. Surgical drainage is needed for large abscesses. In severe cases surgical unroofing of sinus tracts and radical excision may be needed. Treatment with tnf inhibitors may be effective. ...Read more