Hidradenitis Suppurativa NYC - (212) 644-6454 - Challenging Condition - New York, NY

New York Dermatology Board Certified Dermatologist 30 East 60th Street (Park/Madison) 8th Floor Suite 805 New York, NY



  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa 
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa  NYC Treatment Center is opened 7 Days a Week for Treatmen
  • 212.644.6454
  • Characteristics 
  • Treatment Mild Early, solitary nodules with minimal pain; no abscesses
  • Avoidance of prolonged exposure to heat and humidity 
  • swimin a chlorine pool to dry up the lesions
  • Avoidance of shaving if irritation occurs 
  • Avoidance of tight, synthetic clothing near affected area 
  • Nonnarcotic analgesics 
  • Stress management 
  • Topical antiseptics and antibacterial soap 
  • Warm compresses, warm baths, and hydrotherapy 
  • Weight loss 
  • Antibiotics (topical, systemic, or both): Cephalosporins (if patient has concurrent cellulitis) Dicloxacillin (Dynapen) Erythromycin Minocycline (Minocin) Tetracycline 
  • Topical Benzoyl Peroxide Washes
  • Intralesional Steroid Injections
  • Topical clindamycin (Cleocin)
  • Cryotherapy 
  • Oral contraceptive agents, with high estrogen-to-progesterone ratio and low androgenicity of progesterone, in selected women 
  •  Referral to a dermatologist 
  • Severe Diffuse abscess formation in multiple sites; 
  • chronic draining sinuses; indurated scarred skin and subcutaneous tissues
  •  Referral to an experienced surgeon note:
  • All patients also should be offered reassurance and psychosocial support. 
  • Because there has been no significant research comparing treatment options,
  •  the choice of therapy should depend on the patient's circumstances and preferences, 
  • the outcome of previous treatments, the experience of the physician, local expertise (e.g.dermatologist who specializes in treatment of the disease), 
  • a chronicity and severity at presentation. 
  • Areas of the Body Affected by Hidradenitis Suppurativa 
  • Axillae (most common) 
  • Genitofemoral Gluteal folds
  •  Infraumbilical midline Intermammary zones 
  • Perianal Periareolar Pubic 
  • Although an abundance of anecdotal advice for the prevention of hidradenitis suppurativa exists, few methods have proved to be effective for all patients. 
  • Complications Potential complications of hidradenitis suppurativa 
  • include dermal contraction, local or systemic infection resulting from the spread of microorganisms, 
  • arthritis secondary to inflammatory injury, 
  • squamous cell carcinoma (in indolent sinus tracts), 
  • disseminated infection (rare), 
  • restricted limb mobility from scarring
  • lymphedema caused by lymphatic injury from inflammation and scarring, rectal or urethral fistulas, systemic amyloidosis, and anemia 
  • Dr. Rothfeld has over 20 years of experience treating this condition
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