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Is there any antibiotics I can use for hidradenitis suppurativa ?

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Dr. Daniel Wujek
Family Medicine

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There are a number of antibiotics that can sometimes help when there are infections of hidradenitis.
However, the primary problem in hidradenitis is not infectious. It is due to a network of cysts and sinus tracts beneath the skin that can often be inflammed. There are some medications that can help, but often patients need referral to a plastic surgeon.

In brief: Limited Utility

There are a number of antibiotics that can sometimes help when there are infections of hidradenitis.
However, the primary problem in hidradenitis is not infectious. It is due to a network of cysts and sinus tracts beneath the skin that can often be inflammed. There are some medications that can help, but often patients need referral to a plastic surgeon.
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