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How to Treat Hidradenitis Suppurativa?

Medical Treatment:
  • Treatment for hidradenitis suppurativa will be tailored to the individual
  • It may be controlled with medication such as antiseptics, antibiotics, retinoids, corticosteroids, contraceptives, immunosuppressive treatments (infliximab and adalimumab), in the early stages
  • Surgery may be needed in severe or persistent cases (cannot be controlled with medication)
Do the following things by yourself:
  • Avoid smoking
  • Lose weight if you are overweight
  • Wear loose-fitting clothes
  • Do not shave affected skin
  • Avoid wearing perfume or perfumed deodorants in the affected area
  • Hold a warm flannel on the lumps to help the pus to drain