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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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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 (HS),… read more

Oral corticosteroids

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

Oral Retinoids

Overview Oral retinoids can be used to treat severe acne and HS that has not been successfully treated with topical agents. Examples of oral retinoids include acitretin, isotretinoin, and alitretinoin. Oral retinoids…

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Over-the-Counter Pain Medication

Overview
Over-the-counter medications are used to treat pain, fever, and inflammation. There are three main drugs that can be used to relieve pain associated with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS): ibuprofen (branded as… read more

Prescribed Pain Medication

Overview
Prescribed medications can be used to treat pain, fever, and inflammation in those with HS when over-the-counter options have not significantly alleviated pain symptoms. There are two main categories of… read more

Remicade (Infliximab)

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

Simlandi (Adalimumab-Ryvk)

Overview
Simlandi is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of moderate to severe hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) in adults, along with various other chronic autoimmune conditions…

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Stelara (Ustekinumab)

Overview
Stelara is a prescription medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat psoriatic arthritis, plaque psoriasis, and Crohn’s disease. Stelara is sometimes prescribed off-label to… 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?
When you decide to… 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 (HS),… read more

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