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Doctor insights on: Treatments For 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

Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Hidradenitis Suppurativa (Definition)

Sores with blood & pus in the groin, under the arms, sometimes other areas. Poor response to antibiotics. If you recognize this in a localized area you should have this skin removed. More common in obese young wonen who ...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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What's the cause and treatment for hidradenitis suppurativa?

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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If I have hidradenitis suppurativa may I have a drug treatment?

If I have hidradenitis suppurativa may I have a drug treatment?

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 more

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What is the best treatment that you've seen for hidradenitis suppurativa?

Ther is no best: Treatment, it depends on the case and how big the area involved , it is very hard to cure this problem. ...Read more

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Hidradenitis suppurativa unlikely treatment? Curious if my size & shape (thighs) contribute to the condition & if a thigh lift would remedy the prob.

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 more

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I have the skin disease hidradenitis suppurativa along with aching shoulders, hips, thighs, calves, and ankles. What are possible treatments to alleviate the pain?

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