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If you believe you have hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) and are experiencing painful nodules or boils, it’s important to speak to a dermatologist as soon as possible. Their experience of skin health will enable them to assess your condition and provide an accurate diagnosis. HS is not that widely known, so some general practitioners (GPs) will not be familiar with it.
The reported prevalence of HS is about 1% in the general population.1 However, because the condition is often misdiagnosed and many people living with HS don’t always feel comfortable talking about their symptoms or seek help, the number of people who are actually diagnosed is far less than this estimate.2,3,4