Hidradenitis Suppurativa

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Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic skin condition in which pea-sized to marble-sized lumps form under the skin. These deep seated lumps typically develop where there are creases in the skin that cause the skin to rub together. Arm pits, the groin, under the breasts, and between the buttocks are common areas for hidradenitis suppurativa to occur. The lumps occurring from  this skin condition are usually painful and may break open, draining a foul smelling puss. In many cases, the lumps will be connected by “tunnels” under the skin.

Because hidradenitis suppurativa persists for years and worsens over time, early diagnosis and treatment are essential to help manage the symptoms and to prevent new lesions from developing. Dr. Jamie Weisman at Medical Dermatology Specialists in Atlanta has the expertise to effectively treat hidradenitis suppurativa. She and her staff use the most advanced techniques available to deliver individualized care for all of her patients with this chronic skin condition.

Dr. Weisman understands the physical and emotional pain that can stem from this skin condition. She is dedicated to researching new treatment options that are emerging. Hidradenitis suppurativa is a challenging skin condition to treat, but Dr. Weisman has the reputation of being committed to her patients. Topical and systemic agents such as antibiotics, hormone modulators, and immune modulators are all treatment options available at Medical Dermatology Specialists. We are equipped to the health of our patients’ skin needs through all stages of hidradenitis suppurativa. Call our office today to learn more about our advanced treatment options.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Jamie Weisman, Medical Dermatology Specialists, Inc.