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Does a support group help if you have hidradenitis suppurativa (HS)?

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Look for a support group or online forum. You can share your experience with people who know what you’re going through. They may have tips on how to deal with the things you’re concerned about. Plan how you’d like to explain your condition to an acquaintance or respond to a comment from a stranger. Practice saying it to family or friends until you feel comfortable. It may help to let people know that HS isn’t contagious and has nothing to do with bad hygiene.

From: Stressed From HS? Here’s What Helps WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Acta Dermato-Venereologica:  “Psychosocial Impact of Hidradenitis Suppurativa: A Qualitative Study.”

Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals: “Living with Hidradenitis Suppurativa.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Hidradenitis Suppurativa.”

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Hidradenitis Suppurativa.”

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

Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : “The natural history of hidradenitis suppurativa.”

National Health Service: “Hidradenitis Suppurativa.”

Medscape: “Hidradenitis Suppurativa.”

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on October 15, 2018

SOURCES:

Acta Dermato-Venereologica:  “Psychosocial Impact of Hidradenitis Suppurativa: A Qualitative Study.”

Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals: “Living with Hidradenitis Suppurativa.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Hidradenitis Suppurativa.”

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Hidradenitis Suppurativa.”

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

Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : “The natural history of hidradenitis suppurativa.”

National Health Service: “Hidradenitis Suppurativa.”

Medscape: “Hidradenitis Suppurativa.”

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on October 15, 2018

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