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Who do you see for hidradenitis?
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
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In brief: Several options
There's a nice summary of treatment options in this month's archives of dermatology.
Treatments shown to be effective include antibiotics (clindamycin + rifampin), Infliximab (a biologic drug), yag laser, and surgical excision and primary closure with a gentamycin sulfate-collagen sponge. Other options include cryotherapy, pdt light treatments, finasteride, zinc gluconate, resorcinol, & acitretin.

In brief: Several options
There's a nice summary of treatment options in this month's archives of dermatology.
Treatments shown to be effective include antibiotics (clindamycin + rifampin), Infliximab (a biologic drug), yag laser, and surgical excision and primary closure with a gentamycin sulfate-collagen sponge. Other options include cryotherapy, pdt light treatments, finasteride, zinc gluconate, resorcinol, & acitretin.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
As an addendum, this same article says Enbrel and Humira have not been shown to be effective.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
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In brief: Hidradenitis
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; I have treated hs patients with biologics, Enbrel (etanercept) and Humira with excellent results. See a dermatologist.

In brief: Hidradenitis
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; I have treated hs patients with biologics, Enbrel (etanercept) and Humira with excellent results. See a dermatologist.
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. Stephen Pool
Emergency Medicine
In brief: 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

In brief: 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
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