Hidradenitis Suppurativa

What is it? 

According to WebMD, Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) causes you to get painful bumps under your skin near some of your sweat glands. There’s no cure, but treatments and lifestyle changes can bring some relief and cut down on flare-ups.
The sweat glands that cause you problems are called apocrine glands. They’re located where you have hair, such as under your arms, in the groin, and between the buttocks. But you can also get outbreaks in places where your skin rubs together, such as between your thighs or, for women, under the breasts. The bumps can get infected. When that happens, pockets form under the skin and fill with pus that smells bad when they break open. They can leave scars, too. Because this condition lasts a long time, it can be frustrating, and it can take an emotional toll on you.

What causes it?

Who the hell knows? Doctors’ sure don’t.  I can tell you that Hidradenitis suppurativa occurs when sweat glands and hair follicle openings become blocked. Doctors don’t know why this happens. Poor hygiene does not cause this condition. It is not contagious. You can’t catch it from or pass it to anyone. There is so much shame connected to this condition that when people actually have it, they are too embarrassed to say anything.


I am currently taking Humira injections once a week. I will update this section to let everyone know some of the things I use for comfort when I am flaring. Things that work for me and might not work for me. Hopefully this will be able to help someone else feel better. Dealing with HS is trial and error when trying to find just the right thing that will ease the pain.

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