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Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | June 2021

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Dedicated wound management solution for hidradenitis suppurativa

Dedicated wound management solution for hidradenitis suppurativa

Pages: 20 - 21

Article topics: Hidradenitis suppurativa, Wound Management

Wound care specialist and NHS supplier, Daylong Direct, is introducing the world’s first adhesive-free, wearable wound care solution specifically designed for people living with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), HidraWear, to the UK.

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic, inflammatory skin disease that causes recurrent and painful nodules, boils, abscesses and lesions of the skin (Revuz, 2009). This recurrent and often painful disease is frequently overlooked and can have a profound impact on a patient’s quality of life (Matusiak, 2018).

The founder of HidraWear, Suzanne Moloney, has been living with HS for decades. She and her team have successfully listed HidraWear for reimbursement through the public health service in Ireland, making it the first country in the world to make HS specific dressings available through its public health provision. She is now working with Daylong Direct towards making HidraWear available for patients on prescriptions in the UK. Here, she talks about the difficult journey to getting her diagnosis, the daily struggles of living with HS, and the importance of raising awareness of the condition.

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