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Life with Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Living with hidradenitis suppurativa has unique challenges. The good news is health care providers are becoming more aware of the impact hidradenitis suppurativa can have on a person's quality of life. Researchers are focused more now than ever on finding solutions to those challenges.

Learn coping strategies for the most common lifestyle concerns for people with hidradenitis suppurativa.

Stress Reduction 

Stress is a common trigger for a hidradenitis suppurativa flare. At the same time, a hidradenitis suppurativa flare can cause stress. Learn how to manage stress effectively.

Managing Itch  

The itch of hidradenitis suppurativa may have a bigger impact on quality of life than the visible effect of the disease. Learn how you can help manage your itch.


It can be difficult talking to friends and family about your hidradenitis suppurativa and how it affects your life. Hidradenitis Suppurativa may impact your relationships, but it doesn't need to control them. Learn how to manage hidradenitis suppurative - and your relationships.


People with hidradenitis suppurativa are more likely to become depressed. It's important to look for symptoms of depression and seek treatment if you need it. Learn how to cope with depression.


Working with hidradenitis suppurativa can be challenging. You may need to take time off for doctor appointments or ask for changes to your work environment. Learn more about how to manage your disease in the workplace.

Personalized Support   

IAHSN’s Patient Support Center provides personalized guidance for people living with hidradenitis suppurativa. Learn more about our free and confidential services.

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