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Why do hidradenitis constantly reoccur?
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Dr. George Valdez
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
You are predisposed usually due to the way your sweat glands are put together, it often happens in other family members.
Sometimes it is due to weight, hygeine, weather, type of occupation, and other factors. You should have general physical to make sure not thyroid, sugar, or other medical condition, consider suppressive antibiotic like Doxycycline if recurs often.

In brief: Depends
You are predisposed usually due to the way your sweat glands are put together, it often happens in other family members.
Sometimes it is due to weight, hygeine, weather, type of occupation, and other factors. You should have general physical to make sure not thyroid, sugar, or other medical condition, consider suppressive antibiotic like Doxycycline if recurs often.
Dr. George Valdez
Dr. George Valdez
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Dr. Joshua Blum
Internal Medicine
In brief: Hidradenitis Rx
Hidradenitis is a poorly understood inflammatory and infectious condition of the apocrine skin.
If courses of antibiotics or local steroid injections are failing to control symptoms, you may want to pursue definitive treatment, which would be plastic surgery to remove the apocrine skin. While invasive, this can cure the problem and should be covered by most insurances.

In brief: Hidradenitis Rx
Hidradenitis is a poorly understood inflammatory and infectious condition of the apocrine skin.
If courses of antibiotics or local steroid injections are failing to control symptoms, you may want to pursue definitive treatment, which would be plastic surgery to remove the apocrine skin. While invasive, this can cure the problem and should be covered by most insurances.
Dr. Joshua Blum
Dr. Joshua Blum
Thank
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