Treatments for Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Below is a listing of treatments and therapies for hidradenitis suppurativa. Click on one to read more information or connect with others currently using it.

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Aldactone (Spironolactone)

Overview
Aldactone is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypertension, heart failure, edema, and other conditions. Aldactone is sometimes prescribed off-label to tr... read more

Clinical trials

Overview
Depending on several factors, you may be eligible to participate in clinical trials studying new treatments for hidradenitis suppurativa (HS). Eligibility may be based on specifics of your skin condit... read more

Cyclosporine

Overview
Cyclosporine is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis. Cyclosporine is also used to prevent the rejection of transplanted o... read more

Humira (Adalimumab)

Overview
Humira is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat moderate to severe hidradenitis suppurativa in people age 12 and older. Humira is also known by its drug... read more

Laser and light therapy

Overview
Some people whose hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) does not respond to medication may benefit from laser or light therapy.

What does it involve?
Laser or light therapy for HS can take several... read more

Metformin

Overview
Metformin is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help improve blood glucose control, along with diet and exercise, in adults with type 2 diabetes. Metformin is so... read more

Methotrexate

Overview
Methotrexate is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat severe cases of psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and some types of cancer. Methotrexate is sometimes pre... read more

Oral antibiotics

Overview
Antibiotics are medications that kill or inhibit the growth of microorganisms such as bacteria or fungi. Antibiotics work by attacking the source of the infection. In cases of hidradenitis suppurativa... read more

Remicade (Infliximab)

Overview
Remicade is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, plaque psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and inflammatory ... read more

Stelara (Ustekinumab)

Overview
Stelara is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat psoriatic arthritis, plaque psoriasis, and Crohn’s disease. Stelara is not FDA-approved for treating hi... read more

Stop smoking

Overview
Smoking is believed to trigger the development of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) in some people. Stopping smoking may improve the symptoms or course of the disease.

What does it involve?
Whe... read more

Topical antibiotics

Overview
Antibiotics are medications that kill or inhibit the growth of microorganisms such as bacteria or fungi. Antibiotics work by attacking the source of the infection. In cases of hidradenitis suppurativa... read more

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