What Are the Symptoms and Risk Factors of Hidradenitis Suppurativa?

Q:
What are the symptoms and risk factors of hidradenitis suppurativa?

A:
Symptoms
Signs and symptoms of hidradenitis suppurativa might include:

  • Blackheads
  • Red, tender bumps
  • Painful, pea-sized lumps
  • Tunnels

Risk factors
Factors that may increase your risk include:

  • Age – between the ages of 20 and 29
  • Being female
  • Family history
  • Smoking

 

 

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