Shining a Light on Hidradenitis Suppurativa, a Chronic Inflammatory Skin Condition

(BPT) - A person’s early 20’s are supposed to be a time for exploring new opportunities, not a time to isolate while struggling with painful bumps in sensitive areas of the body.

But that was Athena’s story. The bumps first appeared during puberty. Assuming they were pimples, she didn’t do anything out of the ordinary to address them. But at 21, the bumps became so painful that she needed surgery to drain them.

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