BSF - hidradenitis suppurativa


ASK THE EXPERT - BSF and talkhealth teamed up to offer our community the opportunity to put their Hidradenitis Suppurativa questions to our panel of dermatology experts. Dr Anton Alexandroff, Dr Giles Dunnill and Dr Adil Sheraz joined us to give advice on all things related to hidradenitis suppurativa, treatment options and tips on self-management. The clinic is now closed but you can view the questions and answers here.

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  • Dr Anton Alexandroff

    Consultant Dermatologist, Honorary Senior Lecturer & British...

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  • Dr Giles Dunnill

    Consultant Dermatologist

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  • Dr Adil Sheraz

    Consultant Dermatologist - MBBS, BMEDSCI(HONS), MRCP (UK), MRCP ...

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Exhausted from HS

I feel constantly exhausted from my HS, how can I get my strength up? Looking for help, thank you Phoebe Guest Posts, 17th May 2018


Where can I get support?

My HS makes me feel down and depressed sometimes when it flares up. It’s affected my work life and social life. How can I over... Guest Posts, 17th May 2018


Hard to exercise

I find it hard to exercise with the pain from my hidradenitis suppurativa, for example, rubbing from the sores on my thighs. Do ... Guest Posts, 17th May 2018


Is HS hereditary?

I have hidradentitis suppurativa and I’m worried whether my children are likely to inherit it? If yes, Is there anything I can... Guest Posts, 17th May 2018


Managing HS

Hi, I was hoping to get some advice about when to seek medical advice for HS-related issues. I've suffered from boils and absc... mightymouse, 17th May 2018


10 yo with HS

My 10 year old daughter had hs. She is being treated at Sheffield children's hospital but due to the strain on the NHS is not be... Kelseyann, 16th May 2018



I suffer from PLE and my GP has suggested that allergy tablets would help. I started showing symptoms in my late 30's. I have be... lisajackson, 16th May 2018

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