Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a disease that usually begins as pimple-like bumps on the skin. The pimple-like bumps tend to develop in places that everyday pimples do not appear. HS is most common on the underarms and groin or anywhere the skin rubs together. The lumps may break open and smell. They may cause tunnels under the skin.
It is a chronic skin disease that resembles bad acne, hard cysts, and non-cancerous growths under the skin. It is not contagious. Smoking may cause it to become more severe. It does not go away on its own. While this condition is painful and often upsetting, minor cases are certainly not life-threatening. There are several treatment options that can provide relief and help manage the signs and symptoms.
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