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List of 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 U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypertension, heart failure, edema, and other conditions. Aldactone is sometimes prescribed off-label to treat… read more

Benzalkonium chloride

Overview
Benzalkonium chloride is an active ingredient in over-the-counter medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat inflammation and irritation of the skin. Benzalkonium chloride is… read more

Birth control pill (Estrogen and progestin)

Overview
Birth control pills are prescription drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to prevent pregnancy. A birth control pill containing both an estrogen and a progestin may be referred to as a… 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 condition and… read more

Corticosteroid Injection

Overview
Corticosteroids are a class of prescription drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat inflammation. Corticosteroids are sometimes used to treat people with HS. The most common… read more

Cosentyx (Secukinumab)

Overview
Cosentyx is a prescription medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat adults with moderate to severe hidradenitis suppurativa (HS). Cosentyx is also known by its drug name,… read more

Cyclosporine

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

Humira (Adalimumab)

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

Metformin

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

Methotrexate

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

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