When i was recently hospitalized for asthma--i was treated with steroids. (solu-medrol and prednisone) To my amazement my pre-existing condition of hidradenitis suppurativa was also being treated. The inflammed areas were no longer inflammed or draining, even tracks and tunnels were closing up. To anyone who has suffered with this condition this is great news and i feel i must tell everyone. I, for years, have been unsuccessfully treated with every antibiotic in the world.(TOPICAL AND BY MOUTH) So if you are at the end of your rope---ask your doctor to try prednisone by mouth or solumedrol by i.v.----- IT'S WORTH A TRY AND IT HELPED ME!!!