What is hidradenitis suppurativa?


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What is Hidradenitis suppurativa

A chronic skin condition featuring lumps in places such as the armpits or groin.

The skin lesions develop as a result of inflammation and infection of sweat glands.

This condition features pea- to marble-sized lumps under the skin that can be painful and tend to enlarge and drain pus. They usually occur where skin rubs together, such as in the armpits, groin, and buttocks.

Medications, corticosteroid injections, and sometimes surgery can help manage symptoms.

3 stages

Stage 1

  • One or more abscesses with no scarring or tunneling under the skin. Breakouts may clear up but then come back during any stage.


  • stage Abscesses are widely spread and may become connected by tunnels. Tunnels (also known as tracts) can start forming deep in the skin, though they’re not always visible on the surface. Scars begin to form on the surface and within the deeper tissue.


  • stage Large areas of the body are covered by abscesses and scarring with widespread tunneling beneath the skin, connecting multiple abscesses.

Where do most HS Symptoms appear?

  • Under arms
  • Groin
  • Under the breast
  • Buttocks
  • Upper thigh

Basically HS appears any area that has creases or where skin rubs together.. HS has been linked with hormonal issues too so it tends to be more common in assigned female at birth people.

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