Red, sore bumps that often get larger, break open, and ooze pus.
Long-lasting; continuing or occurring again and again for a long time.
Medical conditions that appear together.
A medicine used to reduce pain and swelling in the body, usually taken orally or by injection.
Separating and removing the top of a cyst, sinus tract, or abscess by surgery.
Small areas of skin, often in the armpits, that contain blackheads that often appear in a group or a “double-barreled” pattern.
An abnormal connection or tunnel under the skin that can drain pus and forms because of injury, infection, or inflammation.
Sugar in the bloodstream, derived from carbohydrates.
The root where hair grows.
High-Density Lipoprotein cholesterol, or “good cholesterol.” High HDL cholesterol levels are desirable, as they reduce the risk for cardiovascular (heart) disease.
The therapeutic introduction of a medication into the body via a vein.
An ulcer or sore on the skin, such as those caused by HS.
A staph infection that’s not treatable by most antibiotics typically used to treat these infections.
A small bump or lump under the skin that can become larger and inflamed over time.
Abnormal pockets or cavities that contain hair and skin debris, located near the cleft of the buttocks.
Forcibly tearing or bursting through the skin.
A narrow tunnel under the skin that is open on one end and lets fluid escape or drains fluid.
A type of fat found in the blood that might raise your risk of coronary artery disease.