What Is Hidradenitis Suppurativa?
Hidradenitis suppurativa refers to a painful, chronic skin condition forming boil-like lumps under the skin. It mainly involves hair follicles and sweat glands in areas where there is skin friction, such as the following:
It may also occur in uncommon areas like the nape of the neck, waistband, inner thighs, back area, or even the face.
The lumps may cause pain and swelling in the infected area, which frequently ruptures. Thus, allowing the abscesses to drain the pus and fluid. After healing, it causes thick scars to form.
It usually appears after puberty, which can last for years and worsen over time. This then puts a strain on your everyday life and emotional well-being.