Learn to Recognize & Treat Hidradenitis Suppurativa
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is caused by an unidentified disease. The symptoms of this skin condition often resemble the pimple-shaped bumps that are common in acne, but the difference is that HS affects areas of the body acne generally does not, such as the underarms and groin. Hidradenitis suppurativa worsens over time. Therefore, early detection of HS by a dermatologist is essential to avoid more painful symptoms. If left without treatment, the pimple-like bumps can rupture and release bloody pus. These deeper bumps that burst and heal can also leave behind unsightly scars that inhibit the physical motion of the arms and legs.