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Hidradenitis Suppurativa

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.

Christopher Sayed, M.D., associate professor of dermatology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, discusses the causes of HS odor and a few ways to manage it.

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Depending on the stage, you may have several choices.

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How Does Diet Affect HS?

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