Pictures of HS
Clusters of Blackheads
Double Headed Blackheads
Small lumps under the skin, that burst and leave pitted skin or scars. These may be red, inflamed, painful.
HS commonly affects the armpits. It can also affect the breasts and chest, the back, the neck, scalp and the face.
The skin becomes hot and red, sometimes it can be itchy and painful too. You might notice a lump, or a tender spot in the skin.
The area can become very swollen and extremely painful. It might be difficult to move. Skin becomes red and hot to the touch, and the lesion may become very hard, or feel very soft and fluid filled.
The whole are is very swollen and painful, and it is difficult to move and sleep. You may feel unwell and fatigued. Hopefully this will drain soon and give some relief from the pain. Timelines of a flare vary from person to person. If a flare becomes very painful, or you feel unwell or have a temperature, it’s a good idea to see a doctor for advice.
Day 7- 10
The lesion hopefully will come to a head and start to drain. Sometimes it will drain all at once and clear up quickly, but sometimes they drain over days or weeks and are slower to heal.