Hidradenitis Suppurativa Signs
Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic skin disease. It can occur in one or multiple areas of your body. Hidradenitis suppurativa usually develops in your armpits, groin, and anal area. It causes long-term skin inflammation and can be painful.
Blackheads and red, tender bumps, called abscesses. The abscesses get bigger, break open, and leak pus
Tunnels that form under the skin between abscesses
Scarring No one knows what causes hidradenitis suppurativa. It is more common in women, African Americans, and people who have had acne. It usually starts after the teenage years. Treatments include antibiotics, anti-inflammatory medicines, and sometimes surgery. Losing weight or wearing looser clothing may help some patients avoid skin irritation.