Hidradenitis suppurativa is an inflammatory skin disorder of hair follicles that occurs most commonly in the armpits, under the breasts, and in the groin and buttocks. It usually begins as recurrent pimple-like bumps or cysts. These bumps can become painful and rupture, leaking a malodorous fluid. Later on, the skin lesions can develop into scars and tunnel-like tracts under the skin. There are different treatment options for hidradenitis suppurativa, with both medical and surgical care available at the UCLA hidradenitis suppurativa clinic headed by Dr. Richard Bennett.