Hidradenitis Suppurativa and Social Security Disability

Does your HS qualify for Disability? Did you know that HS is considered a disability? According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), a disability is defined as a condition that prevents an individual from working for at least 12 months. To give more detail, the condition must prevent you from engaging in Substantial Gainful Activity. […]

Hidradenitis Suppurativa Treatment & Prevention

Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) is a chronic, recurrent skin condition that causes painful, inflamed lesions and boils to form in the armpits and groin. It is thought to be an autoimmune disorder and can be either hereditary or caused by a bacterial infection. HS is marked by painful abscesses and boils on the skin of the […]

Autoimmunity vs Autoinflammatory

Two common terms that come up very often with Hiddradenitis Suppurativa are autoinflammatory and autoimmunity. While autoimmunity and autoimmune diseases are more widely-known, autoinflammatory diseases and conditions have less information known about them and can sometimes be more difficult to diagnose. Both disease types share similar treatments, behaviors, and effects on the body, but understanding […]

Diet tips for Hidradenitis suppurativa

Hidradenitis suppurativa also know as acne inversa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease. While there are many potential causes for the disease, improper diet and nutrition are among the list of primary causes. Typical HS outbreaks can occur under skin folds as abscesses, lesions or nodules. Obesity leads to more folding areas on the […]