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Surgical Treatments for Hidradenitis Suppurativa

If medication hasn't improved your acne inversa, your doctor may suggest surgical treatment.

Expert Advice on Hidradenitis Suppurativa

PHYSICIAN CONTRIBUTOR

What a Hidradenitis Suppurativa Diagnosis Means for You

What does being diagnosed with hidradenitis suppurativa (acne inversa) mean?
PHYSICIAN CONTRIBUTOR

How Doctors Approach Treatment for Hidradenitis Suppurativa

The goals of treatment are to clear and prevent breakouts, and get rid of scars.
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Expert Answers to FAQs About HS

Dermatologist and surgeon David T. Harvey, MD, discusses common questions patients have about hidradenitis suppurativa.

Patient Perspectives on Hidradenitis Suppurativa

PATIENT STORY

Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Getting a Diagnosis

Fawn was recently diagnosed with HS, but she has lived with the condition for nearly 30 years.
PATIENT STORY

Hidradenitis Suppurativa: I'm Done Hiding

After being diagnosed with hidradenitis suppurativa, Ron decided to advocate for others with the condition.

Managing Hidradenitis Suppurativa Day to Day

What to Expect With Biologics for Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Biologic therapy, or biologics, appears promising for a large percentage of HS patients. How do they work?

HS: Why See a Specialist?

Hs is a complex disease that affects everyone differently. That’s why all HS patients should follow unique treatment plans tailored to their specific needs.

Are You a Candidate for HS Surgery?

Although there's no definitive cure for HS, surgery has been shown to be an effective treatment for many individuals.

How to Talk to Your Friends About Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Confiding in a good friend or two when you have HS is one of the best things you can do for yourself.

Exercises That Aren't Painful for Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Finding the right exercise routine for HS is tricky, especially since sweat can cause irritation and flare-ups.

Caring for a Loved One With HS

Caring for a loved one with hidradenitis suppurativa can be difficult, but rewarding. 

Treating Hidradenitis Suppurativa of the Breasts

Women with HS may develop lesions under the breasts up to the underarm, as well as on the breasts themselves.

Understanding Hidradenitis Suppurativa of the Groin

HS starts in areas of the body where the skin tends to rub up against other skin—and that includes the groin.

Hidradenitis Suppurativa and Your Weight

Some experts say weight loss may be the most effective way to control acne inversa.

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