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Things you need to know about hidradenitis suppurativa


Hidradenitis suppurativa causes small bumps of lumps under the skin layers.

The global prevalence rate of hidradenitis suppurativa is estimated to be about 1%. [1]

- Requires a medical diagnosis
- Extremely common case
- Chronic and can last for a lifelong
- Lab tests or imagining not required

Hidradenitis suppurativa is a skin disease that causes small bumps of lumps under the skin layers. This disease is long-term, which can be treated with proper medical attention. When the skin rubs together, such as the armpits and the region between the legs, the lumps may break open and smell or cause small cases of tunnels under the skin.

Ages affected - 20-30 years: Often; 30-40 years: more often; 40+ years: most often


Symptoms may include the formation of blackheads on the skin that appears in a dull or double barred pattern. Red or tender bumps may also occur, which enlarges and breaks open to drain the pus formation.

People may experience
Pain areas – armpits, groin, buttocks
Swelling - under the arms and buttocks
Skin issues - unexplained redness, swelling, irritation, rash
Scars – wounds may leave visible scars on the skin


Self-care: For painful swelling or redness, apply warm compresses or take proper care of the unused areas by washing them regularly.

Medications: For swelling or irritation, antibiotic can stop the growth of the lumps.

Specialists: For other kinds, consult a skin specialist. At mfine, we are here to offer you with the best of our services and all the solutions for your treatment and causes.

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