9 Tips for Managing Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Don’t let HS manage you.

It can be very discouraging to have hidradenitis suppurativa (HS). Also known as acne inversa, HS is a chronic skin condition characterized by painful boils and lumps that sometimes drain and stain your clothing. But you don’t have to let it run your life. You can take steps to make your situation easier to bear.

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