Accurate information and awareness on HS is very important so you can take the appropriate steps to incorporate prevention. With proper guidance you can prevent the condition from getting worse. You should be able to identify its signs and symptoms. Here are the most common signs and symptoms that will help you assess if you have HS.
1. Blackheads – In areas where skin rubs together,
blackheads may appear in pairs or in a double-
barreled pattern. They usually form on the body
where apocrine sweat glands are located.
2. Red, tender bumps – The inflammation on the skin areas
and will produce pus, and develop lesions. Excessive
sweating, itching, and burning sensation on the
affected areas may accompany inflammation. These
bumps often enlarge, burst and drain pus. As the pus
drains, there may be an unpleasant odor.
3. Painful, pea-sized bumps – The disease may start with
bumps as small as a pea and can develop into the size of
a baseball. Hard lumps under the skin may persist for
years, become enlarged and continue to inflame and
4. Leaking bumps or sores – The healing process of the
lesions is usually interrupted by premature bursting
of the bumps. The lesions house bacteria that cause
further inflammation making them heal very slowly.
Persistent bumps often led to scarring and development
of sinuses or tunnels under the skin.
I hope you find this information helpful, if you have or know someone experiencing these symptoms, please don’t hesitate to seek medical assistance immediately.