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What is Hidradenitis Suppurativa?

For those who are not familiar with it, Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) is a chronic or long-lasting inflammatory skin condition. Hidradenitis suppurative (HS) is a chronic skin condition that causes painful lumps and boils to form in the armpits, groin, and other areas where skin touches the skin. The lumps can be red, swollen, and filled with pus. They can also be very painful and may bleed or ooze.

When people have HS, their bodies produce too many inflammatory proteins, including TNF-alpha. This imbalance leads to increased inflammation throughout the body and affects the deep layers of your skin, causing pressure.

When HS starts, you may begin to notice small bumps under your skin that seem to be the size of a pea or marble. HS is not contagious and is not caused by poor hygiene. The exact cause of HS is unknown, but it is thought to be caused by a combination of factors, including genetics, hormones, and the immune system.

HS is diagnosed by a doctor based on your symptoms and medical history. There is no cure for HS, but there are treatments that can help manage the symptoms. Common treatments include:

  • Antibiotics: Antibiotics can help to reduce the inflammation and infection associated with HS.

  • Hormonal therapy: Hormonal therapy can help to reduce the production of androgens, which are hormones that have been linked to HS.

  • Surgery: Surgery may be an option for people with severe HS who have not responded to other treatments.

Some Non-Invasive Treatments for HS:

  • Lymphatic Drainage Massage

  • Cavi-Lipo

  • Infrared Sauna

  • Waxing instead of shaving

  • 6-8oz of Our Hormone Balance Tea in the AM/PM

In my experience when we put our clients on a hormone-balancing tea, an anti-inflammatory diet, and in the beginning we utilized the treatments above and it significantly reduced their flareups and started to open drainage entirely.

I hope this was helpful. Please feel free to contact us with any of your skincare questions, to schedule a virtual consultation, or to inquire about other services we offer. Please feel free to call us at (615) 434 – 5950. Also, remember to follow us on social media: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and IGTV to see our upcoming classes, seminars, and videos.


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