Be Ready to Identify and Manage Hidradenitis Suppurativa
You'll see more focus on hidradenitis suppurativa...but you're not alone if you haven't heard of this chronic inflammatory skin condition.
About 1 in 100 people in the U.S. have hidradenitis...which starts with inflamed hair follicles and leads to pustules and painful nodules.
It can progress to tunnels under the skin or open wounds with foul odors, drainage, and scarring. It's likely immune-mediated...but hormonal fluctuations, genetics, and lifestyle may play a role.