Hidradenitis Suppurativa

What Are the Symptoms of HS?

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

Christopher Sayed, M.D., associate professor of dermatology professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, talks about the symptoms of HS, which includes persistent, painful abscesses, and nodules.

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What Is HS?

Get the basics on this chronic inflammatory skin condition.

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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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Is HS Contagious?

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

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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 Causes HS?

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

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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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What Treatments Are Available for HS?

Depending on the stage, you may have several choices.

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What Other Health Conditions Often Occur with HS?

Learn about the most common comorbidities of hidradenitis suppurativa.

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Is Obesity Linked to HS?

Our expert explains what we know—and don't know—about the influence of weight on hidradenitis suppurativa.

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What Is the Emotional Impact of HS?

The effects of the inflammatory condition hidradenitis suppurativa are way more than skin deep, increasing the risk for depression and anxiety.

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Is Surgery Effective in Treating HS?

Not everyone with hidradenitis suppurativa needs invasive treatment. Find out if surgery could be right for you.