Key points

■ New drugs are being studied for the medical therapy of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS)

■ Zinc salt may have an anti-inflammatory effect in HS

■ Botulinum toxin may play a role in the treatment of HS

tory lesions (superficial and deep lesions). Zinc gluconate was about 15% less effective than minocycline in a randomized trial [12].

In Verneuil's disease, the drugs usually prescribed in acne (cyclines, isotretinoin) are poorly effective, and a need for additional therapy exists. So, owing to the in vitro anti-inflammatory effect of zinc and its clinical efficacy against inflammatory, even nodular, acne lesions, zinc gluconate has been used in Verneuil' s disease.

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How To Reduce Acne Scarring

Acne is a name that is famous in its own right, but for all of the wrong reasons. Most teenagers know, and dread, the very word, as it so prevalently wrecks havoc on their faces throughout their adolescent years.

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