Q&A: Are There Natural Remedies For Hidradenitis Suppurativa?

woman under arms deodorant seriousQ: I was recently diagnosed with a skin disease called Hidradenitis Suppurativa. Do they have any home remedies that may help with it.  – L. P. 

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A: Hidradenitis suppurativa (hi-drad-uh-NIE-tis sup-yoo-ruh-TIE-vuh) is a chronic skin condition that features pea-sized to marble-sized lumps under the skin. Some people think they are boils when they appear. They appear along the sweat glands (where skin rubs together) — such as the armpits, groin, between the buttocks and under the breasts.

The lumps associated with hidradenitis suppurativa are usually painful and may break open and drain foul-smelling pus. In many cases, tunnels connecting the lumps will form under the skin.

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