Christopher Sayed, M.D.

Christopher Sayed, M.D.

Medical Reviewer

Chris Sayed, MD is an Associate Professor of Dermatology practicing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has a special clinical interest in the medical and surgical management of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), and is the Director of the HS clinic at UNC. He has performed clinical and basic science research in HS and other dermatologic conditions with more than 30 publications in the medical literature. He serves as a directing member of the Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation and is medical lead of a local HS support group.

Dr. Sayed is a Tar Heel through-and-through, having completed his undergraduate education, medical school, and residency training at UNC. He has been director of medical student education in the Department of Dermatology and takes pride in training resident physicians in the program. In his spare time he stays busy with the joy and chaos of keeping up with 4 young children.

Latest Articles by Christopher Sayed, M.D.

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Psoriasis

Finding School Success With Psoriasis

These foundational tips can help kids in kindergarten through 8th grade feel comfortable and confident in their own skin.

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Hidradenitis Suppurativa

What Not to Say to Someone With HS

Before speaking words you come to regret, check out these smart and sensitive talking points.

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Hidradenitis Suppurativa

6 Tips That Make Working Out With HS Easier

Managing HS is risky business, especially when a solution—like regular exercise—comes with its own set of issues.

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Hidradenitis Suppurativa

HS Scar Prevention Secrets That Really Work

The bumps from your flare are gone, but you may be left with painful scars. Here’s how to prevent them in the first place.

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Hidradenitis Suppurativa

The Top HS Odor Fighters

Hidradenitis suppurativa can be a smelly condition. These HS-safe finds help soothe skin while controlling odor.

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Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Let's Talk About Treatment for HS

You have some seriously effective options for managing symptoms—and a darn good chance at reaching remission, too.

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Hidradenitis Suppurativa

What It's Really Like to Live With HS

Living with a painful skin condition like hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) can feel isolating and scary. These HS influencers are breaking the silence about this misunderstood chronic illness.

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Hidradenitis Suppurativa

9 Top Qs About Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Just diagnosed with HS? You're probably relieved and confused all at once. There's a name for your condition…but what is it exactly? We've got the answers you're looking for.