Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a painful, long-term skin condition that causes Abscess and scarring on the skin.
The exact cause ofhidradenitis suppurativa is unknown, but it occurs near hair follicles where there are sweat glands, usually around the groin, buttocks, breasts and armpits.
For reasons that are unclear,more women than men have the condition. It's thought toaffect about1% of the population.
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Find out about hidradenitis suppurativa, a painful, long-term skin condition that causes abscesses and scarring on the skin.
The symptoms of hidradenitis suppurativarange from mild to severe. It causes a mixture of red boil -like lumps, blackheads, cysts, scarring and channels in the skin that leak pus. The condition te
The exact cause of hidradenitis suppurativa is unclear, but the lumps develop as a result of blocked hair follicles. Smoking and obesity are both strongly associated withhidradenitis suppurativa, an
There's no definitive test to help diagnose hidradenitis suppurativa. Your GP will examine the affected areas of skin, and they may take a swab of an infected area.This can be helpful in making a dia
Hidradenitis suppurativa is a lifelong, recurring condition that requires constant management and is often difficult to manage. It's important to try to recognise anddiagnosethe condition in its earl