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How does my weight affect my hidradenitis suppurativa?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

When you carry extra weight, your skin may rub together. Sweat and bacterial growth may develop, causing infection on the skin. Losing weight can help you manage your hidradenitis suppurativa symptoms.

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