Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS), Long Island, NY
Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS), sometimes referred to as acne inversa, is a chronic skin disease that is characterized by pea-sized to marble-sized lumps (called abscesses) under the skin. It’s typically found in areas where the skin tends to rub together such as the underarms, between the breasts, buttocks, and groin area. These lumps are painful and can break open and drain, resulting in long-term skin infections. When left untreated, these lumps can also form connecting tunnels underneath the skin between the abscesses and further exasperate the problem.