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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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Dr. Emily Altman
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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'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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Severe hereditary condition of hidradenitis suppurativa can it be linked to any other medical condition/syndrome as the underlying cause of problem?

Severe hereditary condition of hidradenitis suppurativa can it be linked to any other medical condition/syndrome as the underlying cause of problem?

Hidradenitis : This condition results in inflammation of tge apocrine glands. Areas oftwn affected include: armpits, groin, and under breasts. It is not usually associated with other conditions. It is difficult to treat. ...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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I itch everywhere and nothing helps I have hidradenitis suppurativa but didn't know if that was the cause?

I itch everywhere and nothing helps I have hidradenitis suppurativa but didn't know if that was the cause?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. You may have another skin disease with this. ...Read more

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Hidradenitis suppurative (acne inversa), do you know what causes flare-ups from this disease?

Hidradenitis suppurative (acne inversa), do you know what causes flare-ups from this disease?

Nobody knows: Lifestyle and situations aren't the key to managing this often very troubling illness. Focus on prescribed rx which is likely to be difficult enough. Consider dermatology and surgical consultations. There's some interesting new work -- some of the biotech products seem to help greatly. ...Read more

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I have hidradenitis suppurativa can it cause painful sores on my scalp that bleed its painful to even touch my forhead have had them for about 1 month?

Hidradenitis: Hidradenitis usually refers to sweat gland inflammation in the armpit areas, but can potentially be found anywhere where sweat glands are. It's usually an infectious process and treated with antibiotics. In bad cases, incision and drainage can be employed to drain large abscesses. ...Read more

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I was afghanistan and started getting cysts now my doctor says I have hidradenitis suppurativa could a bacteria i got over there cause this?

I was afghanistan and started getting cysts now my doctor says I have hidradenitis suppurativa could a bacteria i got over there cause this?

Unlikely: Hidradenitis is smoldering infection of sweat glands of axilla (armpits). A likely cause is excessive sweating & abrasion of region; perhaps by wearing equipment with under-the-shoulder bands. In women the problem sometimes accompanies shaving axillary hairs; especially when undertaken with a previously used razor. Bacteria are ever present interlopers; awaiting irritated surfaces to invade. ...Read more

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I have had these lumps under my armpit for nearly 7 months. I was told it may be hidradenitis after consultation. Causes, treatment, prevention ?

I have had these lumps under my armpit for nearly 7 months. I was told it may be hidradenitis after consultation. Causes, treatment, prevention ?

Hidradenitis: Topical Clindamycin has been shown to have an effect in double-blind placebo controlled studies corticosteroid injections are another option changes in diet avoiding inflammatory foods, foods high in refined carbohydrate. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Acne Inverse (Definition)

Acne inverse is also known as Hidradenitis suppurativa. Acne inverse, also called hidradenitis suppurativa, is a condition of painful infections ...Read more