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HS Flare, Lifestyle & Food Journal

Figuring out how to track your lifestyle, food, flares, and the impacts on your HS can be overwhelming. Read our article on journaling HERE. We've taken the guess work out of tracking with this journal. Feel free to print multiple copies of the journal and share with anyone else you think may benefit from this.  Page 2 is for notes.  Page 3 provides you with an explanation of each of the triggers.  Feel free to print just the page(s) you need.





1. Farzanfar, D., Dowlati, Y., French, L., Lowes, M., & Alavi, A. (2018). Inflammation: A Contributor to Depressive Comorbidity in Inflammatory Skin Disease. Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, 31(5), 246-251. doi:10.1159/000490002

2. John. (1970, January 01). Could Decreasing Inflammation Be the Cure for Everything? Retrieved January 10, 2021, from

3.     Collier, E., Shi, V. Y., Parvataneni, R. K., Lowes, M. A., & Hsiao, J. L. (2020). Special considerations for women with hidradenitis suppurativa. International Journal of Women's Dermatology, 6(2), 85-88. doi:10.1016/j.ijwd.2020.02.005

4. Silfvast‐Kaiser, A., Youssef, R., & Paek, S. Y. (2019). Diet in hidradenitis suppurativa: A review of published and lay literature. International Journal of Dermatology, 58(11), 1225-1230. doi:10.1111/ijd.14465

5.     Aboud, C., Zamaria, N., & Cannistrà, C. (2020). Treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa: Surgery and yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)–exclusion diet. Results after 6 years. Surgery, 167(6), 1012-1015. doi:10.1016/j.surg.2019.12.015

6.     Andersen, V., Holmskov, U., Sørensen, S., Jawhara, M., Andersen, K., Bygum, A., . . . Ellingsen, T. (2017). A Proposal for a Study on Treatment Selection and Lifestyle Recommendations in Chronic Inflammatory Diseases: A Danish Multidisciplinary Collaboration on Prognostic Factors and Personalised Medicine. Nutrients, 9(5), 499. doi:10.3390/nu9050499

7.     Dempsey, A., Butt, M., & Kirby, J. (2019). Prevalence and Impact of Dietary Avoidance among Individuals with Hidradenitis Suppurativa. Dermatology, 236(4), 289-295. doi:10.1159/000503063

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