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How do I care for someone with hidradenitis suppurativa?

You should know that hidradenitis suppurativa can be quite painful, and that the patient may feel embarrassed and upset because of the severe skin inflammation. Be as supportive as you can. Make sure to follow all the doctor's orders, and make sure the patient leads a healthy lifestyle. Follow up often with your doctor if the symptoms are not manageable.

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