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What Is hidradenitis suppurativa?

A: hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic skin condition similar to severe acne. It occurs when sebaceous oil glands or hair follicles become blocked with dead skin cells and fluids from sweat glands. If bacteria enters the blocked areas, blackheads and pus-filled lesions appear. The condition is most likely to affect areas containing apocrine sweat glands, such as the groin or armpit, and can also appear on skin that often rubs together, such as the inner thighs or breasts. One of the most common symptoms of hidradenitis suppurativa are blackheads or small dark dots on the surface of pores caused by excess oil. Unlike the blackheads associated with mild acne, these often appear in pairs or are...
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hidradenitis suppurativa - What now?

A: I am a 25 year old female. I was diagnosed with HS when I was 14 years old. I have been in the ER more times than I can count. I don;t know how severe yours are now, but I get absesses under my breasts atleast twice a month which i have to go to the ER and have them cut open and drained and packed... I have also have multiple operations to remove the sweat glands, etc... (thankfully I live in Canada and all my ER trips and operations are free)...So here I am at 25 and still suffering more than ever. Im due for another more entensive operation soon where they will be doing some skin grafting aswell. My surgeon referred me to a plastic sergeon and Im getting a breast lift (in hopes that will help) Which is also free for me. ..Is anything free for you in the USA, since it is a medical reason?...


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Does hidradenitis suppurativa qaulify as a disibility for the Ontario Disibility Support Program?

A: Dear Ali, I would need to know more. It should qualify. What has your doctor said about this? Usually it requires letters and documentation from your doc. Where in Ontario do you live? I don't need your address. If you are living in a major city, I could direct you where to go for answers. I worked in Toronto for several years as an RN, but still maintain contact with many nurses and family members. I have a friend who has hidradenitis suppurativa, but she lives in Florida, and is on disability here. Your doctor should have some answers for you. I wish you well and keep your chin up. I know people who have OSDP who have conditions not as severe as yours. All the best. Cher....


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hidradenitis suppurativa?

A: Scars on the chest are particularly difficult to treat. Lasers used for scars may actually cause more scarring in this area. Lasers for redness however may make the scars less obvious. Sometimes dermabrasion is feasible. Chemical peels can help diminish some types of scars. Sometimes filler substances can be used to lift up a deep scar. You should see a cosmetic dermatologist for a face to face consultation....


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hidradenitis-suppurativa

A: Hi Shadow. I have this disease, as well, and yes, I''ve had MANY of them cut out. If I were you, I would go back to your doctor, or the ER just to see if there''s something they might be able to do for you, especially since you are diabetic. Unfortunately, there is no cure for this disease, and most doctors give antibiotics that don''t really help. I currently have several lesions that have been "open wounds" since the end of March, and the only thing I get from doctors is, "Just keep taking the antibiotics." My concern with you is the diabetes, because it''s an autoimmune disease, and more research is leaning toward HS being one, as well. I hope that helps Thank you! I called the Dr and he said it was normal to still be draining because it was deep. It...


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What causes a boil or boils to appear on the body?

A: What is a boil? A boil, is a localized infection deep in the skin. A boil generally starts as a reddened, tender area. Over time, the area becomes firm and hard. Eventually, the center of the abscess softens and becomes filled with infection-fighting white blood cells that the body sends from the blood stream to eradicate the infection. This collection of white blood cells, bacteria, and proteins is known as pus. Finally, the pus "forms a head," which can be surgically opened or spontaneously drain out through the surface of the skin. There are several different types of boils. Furuncle or carbuncle: This is an abscess in the skin caused by the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus. A furuncle can have one or more openings onto the skin and may be associated with a fever or...
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How can you cure hidradenitis?

A: Hidradentitis suppurativa is the medical term for a skin disease that infects the areas that house the apricone sweat glands and hair follicles, which are generally situated in the buttocks, groin and the underarms. In women it is also found under the breast areas. The diseases generally appear as groups of chronic abscesses or boils, the size of which can range from as small as a pea or as large as baseballs. They are very painful and the boils may continue to stay there for years causing occasional bouts of inflammation which ends in the boil bursting and the puss draining.   Once the boil drains it forms a wound that does not heal for a long period of time. These bouts of inflammation are often caused by stress, changes in hormone levels and excessive...
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What are some of the causes for skin growths (like funny moles) besides skin cancer?

A: Suspicious growths where? It could be bacterial skin infection or could be a boil. A ingrown hair? Herpes? Warts? Keloids? Dermiaitis? Scabies? Lymes disease? Morgellons disease? hidradenitis suppurativa? I mean that you havenít told much....


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What causes Hidradentis and would a complete detoxification help?

A: No-one is really sure of the cause of Hidradentis but they do know about a number of commonalities between those people who get is and some theories as to what causes it: hidradenitis suppurativa develops when the oil glands and hair follicle openings become blocked. When oils and other skin products become trapped, they push into surrounding tissue. Bacteria can then trigger infection and inflammation. It's not known why this occurs, but a number of factors ? including hormones, genetics, cigarette smoking and excess weight ? may all play a role. Sometimes hidradenitis suppurativa occurs with other diseases, such as Crohn's disease, herpes simplex or...


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Anyone Dealing with hidradenitis suppurtva? What medications are best for this pain?

A: hidradenitis suppurtiva is one of those unfortunate ''orphan diseases'' which doesn''t strike enough people to get much research funding but can cause alot of problems for those who do have it. There doesn''t seem to be a set treatment for this disease; the Mayo Clinic - always a good source - suggests antibiotics, oral retinoid medicationsl, NSAIDS to reduce the inflammation and corticosteroids or immunosuppressants to turn down the immune system. (Hidradentis is believed to probably be an autoimmune disorder.) They also suggest zinc gluconate and some things you can do at home   (http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hidradenitis-suppurativa/DS00818)   There is a hidradenitis...


 
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