Tampa dermatologist offering effective, innovative treatment for hidradenitis suppurativa

According to Dr. Seth Forman, the use of TNF-alpha antibodies to treat hidradenitis suppurativa has been successful in his patients
(PR NewsChannel) / July 2, 2013 / TAMPA, Fla.  

Tampa dermatologist Forman dermatology and skin cancer instituteCommonly treated as a cyst or an infection, hidradenitis suppurativa can be a difficult condition to treat. But one Tampa dermatologist is looking at the skin condition differently.

“Hidradenitis suppurativa is an inflammatory condition,” says Tampa dermatologist Dr. Seth Forman. “TNF-alpha antibodies, such as Humira, are effective in treating chronic inflammatory diseases. Treatment for hidradenitis suppurativa doesn’t have to be painful or leave scars.”

Not all cases of the chronic inflammatory skin condition require treatments as aggressive as TNF-alpha antibodies. In some cases, Forman has turned to antibiotics and surgery to treat hidradenitis suppurativa.

A chronic skin disorder, hidradenitis suppurativa causes boil-like lumps under the skin that are often inflamed and painful. When the lumps break open, they can cause abscesses that drain fluid and pus and that will scare as they heal. Lumps from hidradenitis suppurativa are usually found in the armpits and groin area, but they can also develop in other areas on the body.

“As a treatment for hidradenitis suppurativa, TNF-alpha antibodies keep the skin condition under control and unable to create any further problems,” says the Tampa dermatologist.

Appearing after puberty hits, hidradenitis suppurativa not only causes chronic pain and self-consciousness, but severe infections restricted movement due to built-up scar tissue and squamous cell carcinoma, a type of skin cancer, can be complications of the chronic skin disorder.

In addition to helping patients with chronic skin disorders like hidradenitis suppurativa, Forman works with individuals facing everything from skin cancer to psoriasis and vitiligo. The Tampa dermatologist uses groundbreaking treatments for skin cancers and skin disorders, making him a top dermatologist in the area.

For more on Dr. Seth Forman, Tampa dermatology or Forman Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute, please visit www.FormanDerm.com.

About Dr. Seth Forman: Dr. Forman is a board-certified dermatologist practicing in Tampa, Florida. He was voted the “Best Dermatologist in Carrollwood” in 2011 and 2012 by the Carrollwood News and Tribune. In December 2011, he opened his new Tampa dermatology office, Forman Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute, where he gives psoriasis sufferers access to the latest treatment options, including topical and oral medications, as well as biological and phototherapy. Dr. Forman is one of the few Tampa dermatologists to offer narrowband light therapy, which uses pharmaceutical grade light to suppress psoriasis. He’s also one of the few board-certified dermatologists in the U.S. to use the SRT-100 radiotherapy to treat basal cell carcinoma, the most common form of skin cancer.

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