Which lifestyle modifications are useful in the treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS)?

Updated: Aug 30, 2019
  • Author: Marina Jovanovic, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Some patients can obtain relief from their condition by making certain lifestyle changes and by engaging in activities such as swimming, bathing, avoiding smoking, and wearing loose-fitting clothing. [4, 5] In order to relieve symptoms, avoidance of excessive heat and humidity, which are known triggers, by staying indoors in air conditioning can be helpful. Other potential triggers, although not causative factors, include the use of deodorants, shaving, and depilation. [5]


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