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  • Incision and drainage of abscesses – at the very painful pointing stage.
  • Persistent hidradenitis lumps may be excised after several months of conservative treatment (i.e. waiting and/or antibiotics).
  • Radical excisional surgery is reserved for very severe cases of hidradenitis suppurativa.
  • Experimentally, laser ablation may be useful in some patients.
Carbon dioxide laser treatment is a relatively new treatment for hidradenitis suppurativa. It is suitable for those with mild to moderate/severe disease and doesn’t require hospitalisation.