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Has a doctor diagnosed you or your loved one with hidradenitis suppurativa (acne inversa)?

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Most important questions to ask about Hidradenitis Suppurativa (Acne Inversa)

Top 10 Questions about Hidradenitis Suppurativa (Acne Inversa)

  1. What are the symptoms of hidradenitis suppurativa (acne inversa)?
  2. What is hidradenitis suppurativa (acne inversa) and what causes it?
  3. What are my risk factors for this disease and can I do anything about them?
  4. What are the possible complications from hidradenitis suppurativa (acne inversa)?
  5. What are my treatment options for hidradenitis suppurativa (acne inversa)?
  6. What lifestyle changes do I need to make?
  7. How should I care for my skin?
  8. What strategies can I use to help control hidradenitis suppurativa (acne inversa)?
  9. When is surgery an option for hidradenitis suppurativa (acne inversa)?
  10. What medications treat hidradenitis suppurativa (acne inversa) and how long do they take to start working?
  1. What are the symptoms of hidradenitis suppurativa (acne inversa)?
  2. Could my symptoms be caused by another medical condition?
  3. How is hidradenitis suppurativa (acne inversa) diagnosed?
  4. Will I need to see a dermatologist for a diagnosis?
  5. What is hidradenitis suppurativa (acne inversa) and what causes it?
  6. Can I spread the disease to others?
  7. What are my risk factors for this disease and can I do anything about them?
  8. How will my symptoms change with time?
  9. What are the possible complications from hidradenitis suppurativa (acne inversa)?
  10. What are my treatment options for hidradenitis suppurativa (acne inversa)?
  11. Is it possible to cure hidradenitis suppurativa (acne inversa)?
  12. What lifestyle changes do I need to make?
  13. How should I care for my skin?
  14. What strategies can I use to help control hidradenitis suppurativa (acne inversa)?
  15. When is surgery an option for hidradenitis suppurativa (acne inversa)?
  16. What medications treat hidradenitis suppurativa (acne inversa) and how long do they take to start working?
  17. Is a biologic medicine right for me?
  18. How and when should I take my medication and what should I do if I miss a dose?
  19. How long will I need to use medication for hidradenitis suppurativa (acne inversa)?
  20. What are the possible risks, benefits, side effects, and interactions of my medication for hidradenitis suppurativa (acne inversa)?

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Top 10 Questions about Hidradenitis Suppurativa (Acne Inversa)

  1. What are the symptoms of hidradenitis suppurativa (acne inversa)?
  2. What is hidradenitis suppurativa (acne inversa) and what causes it?
  3. What are my risk factors for this disease and can I do anything about them?
  4. What are the possible complications from hidradenitis suppurativa (acne inversa)?
  5. What are my treatment options for hidradenitis suppurativa (acne inversa)?
  6. What lifestyle changes do I need to make?
  7. How should I care for my skin?
  8. What strategies can I use to help control hidradenitis suppurativa (acne inversa)?
  9. When is surgery an option for hidradenitis suppurativa (acne inversa)?
  10. What medications treat hidradenitis suppurativa (acne inversa) and how long do they take to start working?

Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS; Sarah Lewis, PharmD. Last Annual Review Date: Nov 11, 2015 Copyright: © Copyright 2015 Health Grades, Inc. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or reprinted without permission from Health Grades, Inc. Use of this information is governed by the Healthgrades User Agreement.

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