Intimacy and Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Intimacy and Hidradenitis Suppurativa
Hidradenitis Suppurativa isolates its sufferers like no other disease. Never knowing when an abscess will break or when a weeping sore under the arm will drip past the bandage and stain your clothes. It also often eliminates the ability to be intimate with your partner. You may also have experienced trauma related to multiple procedures and of course, grief and loss issues related to how deeply your life has changed because of HS.

Hidradenitis Suppurativa isolates its sufferers like no other disease. Never knowing when an abscess will break or when a weeping sore under the arm will drip past the bandage and stain your clothes. It also often eliminates the ability to be intimate with your partner. You may also have experienced trauma related to multiple procedures and of course, grief and loss issues related to how deeply your life has changed because of HS. 

If these are issues for you, I encourage you to use the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) website: https://www.aasect.org which provides a listing of certified sex educators, counselors and therapists.  Certification in this field focuses on sexuality and chronic illness and for this reason you will likely find therapists who are able to provide very specific understanding and intervention for the challenges with isolation, depression and intimacy inherent in HS. 

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