Hidradenitis Suppurativa | Prevention

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How can I prevent flare-ups of hidradenitis suppurativa?

There is no sure way of preventing flare-ups, but avoiding the following may help:

  • Tight, synthetic clothing
  • Hot, humid climates
  • Shaving
  • Using deodorant
  • Stress

Staying healthy, exercising and getting enough sleep may also help prevent flare-ups. If you are overweight, losing weight may help you feel better.

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 03/14
Created: 07/06

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