I'm a 17 year old female. I've had this disease this I was 14/15 I was embarrassed as well so I didn't want to tell my mom. It started on my thighs, I'd sometimes have 5-7 on each leg and they'd get the size of golf balls sometimes. Then I began getting them on my butt and vagina. Now I have them under my breasts, my waste, under my stomach, and all of the above. I've had a few in odd places, for example on top of one breast, just one. A few under my arm, on my arm, on my stomach. I break out during my menstrual cycle as if it was acne. I finally went to a dermatologist 2 months ago and the improvement is really amazing. You need to get on antibiotic's right away! I'm devastated I didn't, the scaring is disgusting. Especially pitted scars. There is no cure, it is a life long disease.
This is a picture of my scaring, these are all scars there isn't one outbreak! http://oi55.tinypic.com/2qulxr5.jpg
Here is an open lesion: http://oi53.tinypic.com/ao47ra.jpg (sometimes the holes are the size of dimes) they cause the pitted scars.
Honestly don't pop them!
I use daily, cetaphil antibacterial gentle cleansing bar. I am also on antibiotics and using a skin topical lotion which lessons your oil production.
Take a look at this site, http://www.channel4embarrassingillnesses.com/conditions/hidradenitis-suppurativa/
This is also very new, http://www.skinandallergynews.com/news/medical-dermatology/single-article/aad-adalimumab-improves-life-quality-for-hidradenitis-suppurativa-patients/d2a322a3b0.html
If you have any questions or things to clarify just respond on here and I will check back.