Hidradenitis suppurativa is hard to diagnose, but the dermatologist at SimcoMed Health Ltd will provide you with specialized and appropriate care. This condition will cause small and painful lumps to form under your skin, and this will generally develop in areas where your skin rubs together, like the armpits, for example.
Medications, surgery, and sometimes both may be required to help control your symptoms, and we will discuss these options in great detail and provide you with a professional recommendation. We will diagnose the condition and discuss the risks and benefits of available treatment options so that you are aware of every detail.
It is essential that our patients feel comfortable, and our dermatologist will take the time to develop an approach specifically tailored to you. Antibiotics may be prescribed, and a doctor may also recommend steroid injections, hormonal therapy, retinoids or biologics, depending on the situation. In some cases, a combination of these medications may be prescribed, although this will all depend on your condition and its severity.
Referral for surgery is another option that may be considered. Punch debridement, incision and drainage and surgical removal are all options we will consider. Punch debridement is a procedure in which a single inflamed bump will be removed. Patients with persistent or severe symptoms may require surgical removal, during which all the affected skin will be removed. We may even recommend combined medical and surgical methods for hidradenitis suppurativa.
Also, we are recruiting adults aged 18 or older with Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) for at least 1 year to participate in a research trial testing an investigational treatment. Qualified individuals must have HS lesions on at least 2 distinct anatomic areas. Total study duration lasts about 42 weeks and involves about 35 visits to the study centre. Study medication and study-related assessments will be provided at no cost.
Hidradenitis suppurativa is often mistaken for an infection or an ingrown hair; many people live with undiagnosed hidradenitis suppurativa for years because this condition is challenging to diagnose. Specialized care is required, and our dermatologists at SimcoMed Health Ltd. will provide you with the care and treatment for relief.
We will look for signs and symptoms and base our diagnosis on your skin’s appearance and medical history. Hidradenitis suppurativa treatment is available with medication and surgical procedures to help control your symptoms while preventing complications. We will discuss the risks and benefits of the available hidradenitis suppurativa treatments and develop an approach tailored to your specific case.
Medications can include antibiotics that would be applied directly to the skin. A topical antibiotic in liquid or gel form can help manage mild symptoms, but antibiotic pills may be prescribed for more widespread diseases.
If these treatment methods are ineffective, surgery may be advised. A combination of medical and surgical approaches can help manage hidradenitis suppurativa, and surgery may be necessary when a tunnel and bump are present. The extent and severity of the condition will help us determine which surgical approach is best for you. Our team will present you with a comprehensive analysis and treatment options to choose from.
Our dermatologists will request regular follow-up visits to ensure treatments are working correctly.
You must visit a reputable skin doctor, and if you are looking for a dermatologist near you in Barrie, our clinic is always ready to help. Contact us today at (705) 503- 6333 to further discuss hidradenitis suppurativa treatment.