Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) is a chronic skin condition characterized by painful, recurring lumps or abscesses in areas where skin rubs together, such as the armpits, groin, buttocks, and under the breasts. These abscesses can rupture, leading to tunnels under the skin, scarring, and inflammation.

Our dermatologists play a crucial role in managing HS by offering various treatments to alleviate symptoms and reduce flare-ups. At Brentwood Dermatology, we want to help you achieve, healthy, glowing schedule. Schedule a skin exam to start your healthy skin journey.

Hidradentis-Suppurativa FAQs

Diagnosis is usually made based on clinical examination by a dermatologist, considering the characteristic symptoms and appearance of lesions. In some cases, additional tests, such as a biopsy, may be performed to confirm the diagnosis.

No, HS is not contagious. It is a chronic inflammatory skin condition with no evidence of being spread through contact with affected individuals.

The frequency of dermatology visits depends on the severity of HS and the chosen treatment plan. In many cases, regular follow-ups are recommended to monitor progress and adjust treatment as needed.

Yes, lifestyle changes such as maintaining a healthy weight, practicing good personal hygiene, and avoiding smoking may help manage HS symptoms. Dermatologists can provide guidance on lifestyle modifications.