Common Symptoms of Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Are you tired of living with small, painful lumps under your skin? It’s time to take action against Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS).

HS is a skin condition that causes small, painful lumps under the skin. HS lesions typically occur in areas of the body where skin rubs together, such as the armpits and groin. HS tends to start after puberty. This condition can continue for many years and worsen over time, with effects on your daily life and emotional well-being.

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms of HS can range from small pitted areas of skin containing blackheads or painful pea-sized lumps. Additionally, you may start to see tunnels connecting the lumps under the skin. Thankfully, individuals with this condition experience only mild symptoms. Some key factors that might worsen the symptoms are excess weight, hormonal imbalances, and heat or humidity.

Experts are not sure what causes the condition, but they believe it develops when hair follicles are blocked under the skin. However, it’s assumed that this condition is related to hormones and the inherited genes and immune problems an individual can develop at an early age.

Current treatments

When it comes to treatments for this skin condition, there are a couple of options you can try depending on your level of comfortability with each. These can include topical washes and creams, oral and prescribed medication, and different surgical procedures. HS can be categorized as mild, moderate, or severe and each stage of this condition has a range of potential treatment options.

Feeling comfortable in your own skin is important. Taking the necessary steps to feel comfortable with HS is just as important. If you have been diagnosed with hidradenitis suppurativa, clinical research studies may be an option. To learn more about HS studies enrolling here at ForCare, visit our website or call 813-264-2155.



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