Hidradenitis suppurativa is the acne-like condition that no one talks about. It consists of blackheads, cysts, and tender draining nodules that occur in the underarm, groin, under breasts and on buttocks. At its best, it is sore and annoying. At its worst, it is scarring and disfiguring.

Multiple treatments exist, but none is effective for everyone.

  • Antibiotics
  • Retinoids (Accutane)
  • Hormones
  • Steroids
  • Surgery
  • Radiation

Now a newly FDA-approved treatment using an older drug has become available- a ”biologic drug” called Humira. Biologic drugs affect certain molecules in the immune system. So-if your current treatments have failed, try the new approach. Dermatologists are already experienced with this medication.