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    Is hidradenitis suppurativa contagious?

    One of my flatmates has a condition called hidradenitis suppurativa and I am worried it may be contagious as we share the same couch, etc.
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    Dr Jillian Tomlinson

    Hand Surgeon, Plastic Surgeon (Reconstructive & Cosmetic)

    Dr Jill Tomlinson is a fully qualified plastic, reconstructive and hand surgeon. After graduating dux in her year at University High School, Jill completed medical … View Profile

    Please be reassured - hidradenitis suppurativa is not a contagious condition and you will not catch it from any activity you undertake around or with your flatmate.

    If you're curious about hidradenitis suppurativa you may wish to ask your flatmate, or check out the information at this website (DermNet NZ).

  • Mr Stephen Salerno

    Plastic Surgeon (Reconstructive & Cosmetic)

    Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery Hand Surgery Skin cancer and melanoma surgery Breast Surgery View Profile

    Hidradenitis suppurativa is not a contagious condition and can not be passed on to you.

    Stephen Salerno

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