Thank you for the information. I did not stop the pill bc of this I was just offering any informaiton that could be helpful. Can I ask if weight has anything to do with this? After reading many forums all the posts came from women that said they were overweight and also got these boil like pimples on their waistlines. Also after washing and drying the area would you suggest using the OTC cortisone cream frequently or can you suggest another type of preventative cream that could help?
HS is a chronic skin disease that affects areas bearing apocrine sweat glands and hair follicles ; such as the underarms, groin, waist, and buttocks, and under the breasts in women.
Here is a photo of what this looks like when it has healed:
Initially, they starts as one or more red, tender, swellings. But after few days, these lesions enlarge and often open to the skin surface draining all of its yellow fluid.
There are Mainly three Clinical Stages of Hidradenitis Suppurativa:
I hope this information has helped you, please let me know if I can help further:-)
Thank you for your very informative answer. The picture you provided I would say is an extreme case to what mine look like. Mine look much cleaner when healed but when mine arent healed the picture is somewhat accurate to what mine looks like just alot cleaner of an image is all I can say. If I have this, how do you recommend treating it when inflammed and then when healed? I read you topical antibiotics is a great way to treat it is there something over the counter I can use like a cream...example Cortizone cream? Or is what I would need prescribed by a dermotologist. Any ideas you have of how to treat it would be great. Also, would you say mederma might be good to use to heal scarring? I have a tiny scar on my waist here and there...nothing severe but I was wondering if mederma might be good to use to help it.