Could You Have Hidradenitis Suppurativa?

Jun 13, 2022 | Conditions, Dr. Mariah Giberson

Could your painful skin condition be HS (Hidradenitis Supprativa)?

HS is an underdiagnosed chronic inflammatory disease characterized by tender nodules, “pimples” that can sometimes drain and cause scarring. Commonly affected areas are the armpits, groin, and under the breast. This disease is due to the hair follicles becoming microscopically blocked in predisposed individuals. This causes inflammation and bacterial growth in the apocrine glands which attach to hair follicles.

HS can be debilitating, painful and embarrassing, our dermatologists can offer help and hope. We can help make the right diagnosis and offer, medical, injectable and surgical options for treatment.