Adhesive-free dressing in development by patient with HS
A few short years ago, Suzanne Moloney was a pastry chef trying to manage daily life with Hidradenitis Suppurativa. She recognized, as many patients have, that current wound management offerings are cumbersome, time-consuming, and often damaging to the skin. Despite no formal training as a doctor or scientist, she realized that as a patient – the real expert in living with HS – she could do what she could to create a solution.
Now, her designs for an adhesive-free quick-change dressing solution have been accepted to the BioExcel medical technology accelerator program at National University of Ireland Galway and her story is being featured in the Irish Times. When an individual with Hidradenitis Suppurativa recognizes that our needs are not being met, and decides to do something about it, she changes the game for all of us!
This most recent achievement follows other awards from Irish Dublin BIC Innovate programme and Inter Trade Ireland Seedcorn.
We thank Suzanne and wish her the greatest success as we watch closely for updates on the development of this groundbreaking product! For news and information about Hidramed Solutions, visit hidramedsolutions.com.
I use 2 XL Ouchless Curad bandages everyday – they TRULY are ouchless and I HIGHLY recommend them…..it’s so hard to bandage your armpit but I use two strategically placed everyday (becomes costly)- I never have ripped skin and they stick very well…..I have had HS since I’m 11 – I will be 50 in July I wish there were a magic pill to get rid of this awful disease but until then we must keep helping each other and suggesting what works for us…. wishing you all a pain free day
hello, I am new to the group. I have had hs for about one year now and have had two surgeries in that year. any suggestions on how to slow down or stop the drainege completly
My husband and I are waiting for the men’s version of the wound dressing garment that Suzanne Moloney is developing with her team. Wound dressing and changing dressing is very difficult, painful, and costly. We currently use non-stick pads under Tegaderm frame adhesives. These are the best thing available right now for men. Please check out the women’s garment by Suzanne Moloney, HidraWear. Not yet available for large men’s size, but it’s in development.
The information was very helpful, I have a 35-year old daughter on the Austism Spectrum and I am helping her with her HS, Very challenging,
I’m glad to see there’s work being done and other like me but are actually working towards a solution and sharing information.
I wish these were more size inclusive. The product looks amazing but the tops will not accommodate me and the undies would be a close call.