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HS Awareness Month - June

What is Hidradenitis Suppurativa (hs)? A chronic skin condition featuring lumps in places such as the armpits or groin. The exac cause of hs isn't known. It develops when hair follicles in the skin become blocked and can be connected to hormones, inherited genes and immune system problems. 

Where do HS symptoms show up?

When HS starts, you may begin to notice small bumps under your skin that seem to be the size of a pea or marble. These bumps usually start to develop in areas where skin rubs together, where you have hair, and where sweat glands are located.

HS - learn the Terms

AbscessSwollen area on the body that contains fluid Chronic—Continues for a long time and progresses slowly 
FistulaAn opening on the surface of the skin from a tunnel of connecting abscesses
Nodule—A lump on the skin that may look like a pimple or cyst.
Want to know more about how to treat HS?

Call Nightwater Medical Center and call for an appointment.  (504-381-4204).

 

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