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Treatments For Hidradenitis Suppurativa
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
H. suppurativa: Refer to my answer above for details. Usually cause unknown but tx is available. ...Read more
Hydranitis suppurati: Treatment of this condition called hydranitis suppuratva depends on how it is presented.In acute phases, use warm compresses, antibiotics may be indicated.Weight loss in obese patients, intralesional steroids injections, vit a suuplementation, Chlorhexidine and antibiotic soap, tumeric capsules, topical clindamycine, zinc gluconate orally, and in severe cases remicade, (infliximab) Enbrel etc.So list is long and depends. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
H. suppurativa: Refer to my answer above for details. ...Read more
What is the most effective hidradenitis suppurativa treatment? Is there a cure? What is the best way to relieve the pain of this?
Hidradenitis suppurativa unlikely treatment? Curious if my size & shape (thighs) contribute to the condition & if a thigh lift would remedy the prob.
Many treatments: There are lots of options for treatment. None of them are perfect. I would start with conservative therapy such as diet change, weight-loss, meticulous hygiene and then a dermatologist can help with laser for hair removal or a plastic surgeon can help with excision and skin grafting or repair that might take the form of a thigh lift but is more complicated. Diet change is promising. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best treatment for stage 2 hidradenitis suppurativa. Skin graph or wide surgical excision? Plastic surgeon or general surgeon?
Hidradenitis supp Tx: Excision with rotational transposition flap closure by boarded Plastic surgeon. ...Read more
I have the skin disease hidradenitis suppurativa along with aching shoulders, hips, thighs, calves, and ankles. What are possible treatments to alleviate the pain?
Several options: Treatments shown to be effective include antibiotics (clindamycin + rifampin), Infliximab (a biologic drug), yag laser, & surgical excision & closure with a gentamycin-collagen sponge. Other options include cryotherapy, pdt light treatments, finasteride, zinc gluconate, resorcinol, & acitretin. Joint pain will likely decrease as the hidradenitis improves, but there are separate treatments for that. ...Read more
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