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AshleyInABottle
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Lol I can just hear everyone groaning as they read my subject line...because of all of my various "vagina bumps" posts.

So my mom took me to that dermatologist I was talking about. He examined and questionned me and then thought I had one dermatitis condition, but after realizing my symptoms didn't fit that condition, he diagnosed me with a different one called "Hidradenitis." (SP?) He then prescribed me a medication called Tetracycline. He told me generally what Hidradenitis is, but he didn't go into much detail, and I was too nervous to ask. When I got home I went on as many internet search engines as I could think of to find out more information about "Hidradenitis." To my disappointment, I found no information what so ever. My question is...does anyone have any clue what this dermatitis condition is?? Thanks a bunch.

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kythryne
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I ran a quick search on Google, and found a few pages with information. Translated loosely from the medical jargon, it boils down to this: Hidradenitis is a chronic condition affecting the scent or apocrine glands, which causes pimple-like bumps -- it's quite similar to acne. The treatment is usually topical antibiotics, which is what you've been prescribed.

Here's a website with a lot of links to informatative sites, online support groups, and other resources:
http://home.earthlink.net/~aromalady/Hidradenitis.htm

Hope this helps, and I'm glad you found out what it is!

Kyth


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negative*nancy
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it's actually an inflammation of the SWEAT glands - not scent...

hehe. honest mistake


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