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Will hidradenitis suppurativa interfere with my daily life?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner
Hidradenitis symptoms range from minor to quite severe. You may have to spend time each day cleaning your skin with antibacterial soap, applying warm compresses, and taking any medications your doctor might prescribe.

People who have severe symptoms may have problems moving around if the condition causes pain in areas such as the thighs or armpits. It is also common to feel anxious or self-conscious about the way this disease may affect the skin.

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