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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Suggest treatment for hidradenitis suppurativa

I have hidiretnitis suppertivia and have had no luck removing the issue I have had tons of surgery including I and Ds and 5 skin graphs my groin is mangled and yet still havnt slowed the glands any..I also take antibiotics orally for the last 4 years..(doxycycline and augmented rotated) during severe flar ups I get picc lines for iv antibiotics ...I know most home remedies. .but medically do you have a suggestion of something I could try
Fri, 15 Apr 2016
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Dermatologist 's  Response
hi. I have read your question and understand your concern.

hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic disease which involves the hair follicles in axillae and groin areas, so the final treatment is laser hair removal of these areas. once you get your hairs removed there would be no follicle left for HS involvement.

but most of the patients have so much of infection and inflammation going on that it makes laser hair removal difficult.

I start my HS patients on tab augmentin 625 mg tds and cap isotretinoin 20 mg at night. once the disease activity is under control I immediately start with laser.

I suggest you see your dermatologist and discuss regarding laser hair removal and isotretinoin.

hope this has solved your query. for any further information please get back to us. thanks.
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