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This Is How HS Impacts Mental Health, From Someone Who Has Had It For 17 Years

If you have HS and you’ve seen a dermatologist, you have probably taken a DLQI. DLQI stands for Dermatology Life Quality Index. For someone with HS, this is key. HS severely impairs the quality of life.

How To Talk To Your Friends And Family About Hidradenitis Suppurativa, Because A Support Network Is Essential

Hidradenitis Suppurativa is just not yet part of society’s collective knowledge. When someone is diagnosed with Hidradenitis Suppurativa, it can be isolating for this very reason.

How I Practice Body Positivity While Living With Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Eighteen years ago, I started experiencing intermittent but recurring abscesses on my skin. These abscesses grew to the size of a golf ball and then drained.

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