Don’t be afraid to talk to loved ones about your pain and frustrations.
“I have a skin condition—it’s not contagious, but it’s ugly, so be prepared.”
After getting my first cyst and being diagnosed with HS, everything changed.
Here are the top five misconceptions you’re bound to face if you suffer from this chronic skin condition.
1. HS can be overwhelming at times. Living with a skin condition is the most difficult part of my life and sometimes that can be very upsetting. But I’m not the only one who is impacted.
Hidradenitis Suppurativa [HS] is a skin condition caused by a mutated gene, and it can make life miserable for those of us who have it. There are, however, steps you can take to avoid frequent HS related outbreaks.
I have fought with HS for almost 15 years so I can tell you from firsthand experience that it’s worth doing something to help yourself.
Needless to say, life was not the same. I no longer felt as if I was in control of my own destiny. But I also knew that I couldn’t carry on this way.
Let’s make something crystal clear: HS is not an STD, and it is not contagious.
Anyone who loves and respects you will do everything they can to support you through whatever health related struggles you’re facing.