Do you have recurrent cysts under your arms or breasts or in the groin area? You may have hidradenitis suppurativa (HS). Early diagnosis can improve outcomes, so schedule an appointment today for evaluation. Smoking can aggravate this condition as can excessive weight, so 2016 is the year to stop smoking and get on a healthy weight loss plan. Several topical and oral antibiotics can improve hidradenitis and the FDA has recently approved Humira for treatment of moderate to severe hidradenitis. The outlook for patients suffering from HS is improving. The providers at Cary Dermatology are here to help.