Hidradenitis Suppurativa

What Is HS?

Get the basics on this chronic inflammatory skin condition.

Christopher Sayed, M.D., associate professor of dermatology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, explains the chronic inflammatory condition hidradenitis supprativa (HS).

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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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What Are the Symptoms of HS?

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

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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 Is HS Typically Diagnosed?

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


What Are the Stages of HS?

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

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What Treatments Are Available for HS?

Depending on the stage, you may have several choices.