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Can hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) be painful?

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Large, deep nodules or lumps can hurt. Some people only get these painful lumps from time to time when the disease flares. But for others, the bumps or lumps never completely go away.

Whether you have pain only during flares or more often, your doctor can help you control it. You may get numbing creams or over-the-counter or prescription pain medicine.

SOURCES:

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Hidradenitis Suppurativa.”

Medscape: “Hidradenitis Suppurativa.”

National Health Service: “Hidradenitis Suppurativa.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Hidradenitis Suppurativa.”

Best Practice & Research: Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology : “Hidradenitis Suppurativa.”

Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation.

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology : "Diet in the prevention of hidradenitis suppurativa (acne inversa).”

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on October 09, 2018

SOURCES:

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Hidradenitis Suppurativa.”

Medscape: “Hidradenitis Suppurativa.”

National Health Service: “Hidradenitis Suppurativa.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Hidradenitis Suppurativa.”

Best Practice & Research: Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology : “Hidradenitis Suppurativa.”

Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation.

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology : "Diet in the prevention of hidradenitis suppurativa (acne inversa).”

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on October 09, 2018

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