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Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) can be a total B-word, especially during flares. That’s why, if you have HS, you have to be a bestie to yourself, taking extra care physically and mentally.

In addition to keeping up with doctor’s appointments and following your treatment plan, self-care is an essential part of managing HS. Not only can it help you manage flares and find relief from physical symptoms, self-care strategies can also reduce stress and help you feel your best — regardless of what’s going on with your skin.

So, are you super on top of your game? Or do you need a boost in the be-your-own-BFF department? Take this quiz to help you figure out whether your HS self-care plan is on point.