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The list of websites and groups below are provided for your reference, providing useful help, information and advice. Although we do our best to ensure the links we provide are of good standard, they are not meant as a replacement for your GP. The HS Trust can not accept any responsibility for content shown on websites to which we link.

Information Sites

NHS Choices - Informative website run by the NHS.

British Skin Foundation - The only british charity dedicated to skin disease research.

Ingentaconnect - The home of scholarly research.

DermnetNZ - Good photos and descriptions from New Zealand.

DermAtlas - More examples and photos of HS.

American Academy of Family Physicians - Medical information from AAFP.

British Association of Dermatologists - HS Information from BAD.

Doctor's guide to the internet - With over 1 million visits per month and doctors registered in 127 countries, Doctor's guide is a source of daily medical news and info.

DrugWatch - Informative up-to-date information about prescription and over-the-counter medications.

HS Online - HS Online provides sections containing facts and figures about hidradenitis suppurativa HS (also known as acne inversa), what it is, what causes it, how to recognise it and how to discuss it with your GP. Also offers advice on how to cope with HS. They also include an area containing clinical information about HS, its diagnosis and treatment options specifically aimed at Healthcare Professionals.

HS Online - Patient Symptom Checker.

Hypnotherapy Directory - Hypnotherapy support network.

Support Sites

The HS Trust - Our official Facebook based support group.

HS-UK - Friendly UK based support group for HS sufferers.

HS Friends - UK based support group. - Danish patient association supporting patients in Denmark. - German patient association supporting patients in Germany.

Personal Sites

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