Hidradenitis Suppurativa

What Are Some of the Treatment Advances for HS?

It's been only five years since the FDA approved the first medication for hidradenitis, but more options are on the way.

Christopher Sayed, M.D., associate professor of dermatology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, discusses some of the new, exciting treatments for HS, including biologics.

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What Is HS?

Get the basics on this chronic inflammatory skin condition.

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What Causes HS?

Learn about the genetic and environmental risk factors that might play a role.

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What Are the Symptoms of HS?

Pain, nodules, pus…the symptoms of HS are impossible to ignore.


What Are the Stages of HS?

Learn how hidradenitis can progress when it’s not treated.

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How Is HS Typically Diagnosed?

There’s no test for HS. Find out how doctors make the call.

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Is HS Contagious?

Deep breath: The answer will likely leave you feeling relieved.

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What Treatments Are Available for HS?

Depending on the stage, you may have several choices.

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Can HS Be Cured?

We’ve got the answer to the most frequently asked question about HS.

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What Are Some Ways to Soothe HS Pain?

Simple strategies can help ease (if not always eliminate) the pain.

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How Does Diet Affect HS?

The good news: A few simple eating tweaks may help some people manage symptoms of hidradenitis.

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Why Is HS Often Misdiagnosed?

It takes patients an average 10 years to get diagnosed with hidradenitis. Find out why it's so tricky for doctors to spot.

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How Can You Control the Odor From Hidradenitis?

It's not an issue for everyone with HS, but when HS odor is a problem, it can be a big one. Here's how to get relief.