The Ins & Outs of Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS)

What is HS?

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that has been increasingly recognized by not only the dermatologic community, but the community at large as a growing concern. The psychosocial impact and prejudice created overtime among those individuals with hidradenitis suppurativa has empowered dermatologists to advocate and understand the disease process.

What does HS look like?

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is characterized by painful, draining and swollen boils and cysts in the groin, axillae (armpits) and breast regions.

What causes HS?

HS is caused by a blockage of the hair follicle which leads to inflammation in the skin, specifically harboring around the sebaceous glands, the oil producing glands of the skin. The block