Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- Top Remedies Summary
- Acne Soap
- Antibacterial Soap
- Antibacterial Soap, Iodine
- Antibacterial Soap, Turmeric
- Antibacterial Soap, Weight Loss
- Antibiotic Ointment in the Nose
- Antioxidants, Vegetarian Diet, Herbs
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda, Epsom Salts
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Turmeric, Manuka Honey
- Avoid Bubble Baths
- Avoiding Chemical Allergies
- Bach Flower Remedies
- Bee Propolis
- Black Onion Seeds
- Bleach Bath, Clindamycin, Prednisonse
- Burdock Root
- Calcium Bentonite Clay, Epsom Salt Baths
- Calendula Oil, Turmeric
- Coconut Oil, Apple Cider Vinegar
- Colloidal Oatmeal
- Colloidal Silver
- Colloidal Silver, Zinc, Apple Cider Vinegar
- Deodorant Connection
- Dietary Changes
- Exfoliationg Scrub, Tea Tree Oil Deodorant
- General Feedback
- Get a Correct Diagnosis
- H.S. Dressings
- Hidradenitis Suppurativa and Stress
- Hidradenitis Suppurativa Studies
- Honey and Cinnamon Poultice
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Laser Hair Removal
- Laser Therapy
- Mercurius Vivus (Homeopathic)
- Multiple Remedies
- Oil of Wild Oregano
- Olive Oil
- Omega 3 Oils
- On Scalp
- Oregano and Coconut Oils, Adrenal Support
- Pau D'arco, Red Clover Tea
- Reader Comments
- Remedies Needed
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Salt Crystal Deodorant
- Swiss Cheese
- Tanning Beds
- Tea Tree Oil
- Ted's Remedies
- Tooth Abcess Link to H.S.
- Turmeric, Cinnamon, Raw Honey
- Vitamin C, Aloe Vera, Spirulina
- Vitamin E
- Vitamins A, D, Zinc, Led Light
- Whey Protein Shakes
- Yara's HS Treatment Plan
- Zinc Gluconate
Last Modified on Apr 15, 2014<< Continued from page 12
Turmeric Treatment for Hidradenitis Suppurativa
Home Remedy Ingredients
- Powdered Turmeric - 1 Teaspoon
Turmeric capsules are available, but you can also simply take 1 tsp of powdered turmeric in 1/4 cup of water three times a day for Hidradenitis Suppurativa. Many people also like it in warm milk (almond or rice will do as well as dairy).
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 03/08/2009: Bobbie from Locust Grove, Ga: "H.S. Wow, I came on here looking for answers because the Dr's sure don't have any. I used the turmeric and it really worked, it worked so well that I didn't have ANY bumps and I forgot to take the turmeric for a couple of days...... I paid for that, I got 6 bumps. I'm back on the Turmeric and they went away, so I know for sure it works, now I'm just waiting on something to cure it for good."Replies
01/12/2010: Suffering97 from Groton, Ct, Usa replies: "For those of you who have tried tumeric in 2009 please provide an update. Thanks!"
[YEA] 03/07/2009: Leila from Amsterdam, The Netherlands: "First, let me tell you that this site has become one of my favourites and has helped me get back in touch with my affinity for folk remedies. Thank you for that!
Yesterday evening, I tried the Turmeric Tea recipe that Anna from Union County, NJ, shared. It tasted so much better than I thought it would, it's actually delicious! I like drinking warm milk before bedtime :D
More importantly, only one large cup of this tea already reduced a boil in my armpit to half its size overnight. It also doesn't hurt any longer. I stopped using commercial deodorants about a year ago, because I kept getting awful boils under my armpits and suspected the aluminium in deodorant to cause these. Used green clay compresses, but they only work temporarily and the boils kept returning. I also get boils on my breasts - horribly painful and embarrassing.
I'm absolutely amazed at how quickly the Turmeric had an effect! Thank you, Anna, and thank you, EC!"
EC: Anna's Recipe:
09/06/2007: Anna from Union County, NJ writes: "Turmeric truly is the cure for boils. I have been struggling with boils for over 10 years! I have been to countless doctors and dermatologists for this embarrassing and painful ailment to no avail. I stumbled upon this website and tried it. When I saw a huge difference in 48 hours, I cried. Thank You.
Here is a turmeric tea recipe that is truly delicious, from Yogi Bhajan, founder of the Yogi Tea brand INGREDIENTS:
* 1 tsp turmeric powder
* 4 cups water
* 1 cup milk (soy or dairy)
* 2 tbsp almond oil
* liquid sweetener, to taste, optional (honey, agave, maple syrup)
Bring water to a boil and add turmeric. Allow to simmer for 8-10 minutes, stirring to make sure the turmeric is fully dissolved. Reduce heat, add milk and oil and stir well. Add sweetener if desired and enjoy!
This just shows how we should look to Mother Earth a little more often instead running to a physician.
Also, instead of using Neosporin on those nasty things, a little manuka honey and vitamin E salve goes a long way."
07/20/2009: Lisa from St Albert, Alberta, Canada replies: "Question on the turmeric tea recipe - it states 4 c of water plus 1 c of milk, but others recommend 1 tsp per c of water. Would the tea have too low of Turmeric? Also, can it be stored as it makes 5 cups of liquid? I've been battling HS from before my daughter was born (2 years ago), but since I got pregnant my HS has gone into hyperdrive."
01/16/2011: Scott from Denver, Nc replies: "I just really want to thank you all for your comments. I started having these boils/bumps in my groin area about a year or so ago. I went to three doctors, including a wound center. None of them had a clue and all had me doing something different. Finally was sent to a dermatologist, she walked in with a book in her hand, placed it on my lap, and stated this is what you have, before even looking! So I got a round of antibiotics, and have to add 1/2 cup of bleach to a tub of water. This has helped SOME, but am going to try the turmeric in combination with the bleach baths. My research on turmeric has also revealed anti-cancer activity. I hope it works as well for me. Thank you all so much for posting and creating this site-Scott"
08/31/2013: Carrie from Detroit, MI replies: "I'm a nurse and after seeing a few patients with HD, I know that I don't simply have"boils, " as my gyno would call them. Mind you, she's never seen mine when they were large and painful! I'll try anything"
01/15/2009: Ashey from San Diego, CA: "I have read all of your comments and I would like ask if any of you have another suggestion as to how to take the turmeric. I purchased a powered form from the local grocery store. The first cup I mixed with just warm tap water. I managed to get down about half. My second two cups I have mixed in to a cup of black tea with honey. This makes it a little better for me but I am still only able to get down about half to three quarters of the mixture. I have tried the dial soap and have a great result so far.
I was just diagnosed with Hidradenitis Suppurativa in December of 2008. I am 24 years old and have had some minor sores under my arms before but the sores that got me my diagnosis are quite painful and to be honest, they are just plain gross to me.
I would love any other suggestions to help with the open sores as well."
EC: People have reported buying gelatin capsules (quite cheap, apparently) and putting the turmeric powder into the capsules.
Here are additional turmeric recipes from our Boils page: http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/boils6.html#TURMERICRECIPES
09/18/2009: Lita209 from Sanford, Fl, USA replies: "Do you know where to get the capsules that you can fill with turmeric??? Thanks!"
EC: Searching "Clear Gelatin Capsules" will bring you some vendor ideas:
09/19/2009: Julie from Ellwood City, Pa replies: "I buy my tumeric already prepared in capsules, 500mg per capsule. Is it cheaper to buy the capsules and take the time to fill them at home?"
EC: Lots cheaper!!!
09/28/2009: Lwhit from Knoxville, Tn, USA replies: "I have been suffering from HS for a long time and had no idea what was wrong with me. I grow up seeing my mom with band aid in her arm pit and under her breast... She would always say how painful it was... Then i started to break out in the groin area as a teenager... and it wasnt that bad until i had my second child and gained weight...like 55 pounds...thats when i started to break out under my armpit... but it is just hard balls under the skin that just seem to be sore when i wear any kind of shirts... I even had a really big one on the inside of my thigh and being 8 months pregnant i could see what was going on down there and i was so painful i would cry... when i was walking strange i blamed it on the pregnancy... but im so sick of the break outs... im going to try to use Turmeric and honey... and see if that works... I know that my stage of HS isnt as bad as some of the others on this website but its is really getting to me with all the scars and pain... then pus comes out of no where, its really gross.... this website has really made me feel like there is some kind of light in the dark tunnel that i thought i was in alone...If it works i will let everyone know what worked for me and hope that helps someone else..."
[YEA] 12/06/2008: Ann from Hartford, CT: "HS and pregnancy:
I'm so glad to have found this site. This disease can make you feel so alone. But I am lucky to have supportive people in my life. I have had HS on my groin for 10 years. I was on spirolactone 10mg 2x aday for the last 4 years and had surgery 2 years ago. Things were in check until I decided to go off the meds to try to have a baby. 7 months later and I have the worse and the most painful outbreak ever and never did get pregnant. The doctor gave me antibotics and the lump went down but not alot. My lumps do not usually burst and drain. I try to get some fluid out but I barely got any this time. The fluid seems buried under the skin. I want to try the tumeric remedy but I need to know if it is safe to take while still trying to conceive. Thanks for the advice."
EC: Turmeric contraindications here: http://www.herballegacy.com/Alter_Contra.html.
10/29/2008: Christy from Sydney, Australia: "Like most people on this forum, I have had the boils/lesions for over 10 years. They were originally located on my left groin, but now they have arrived on the right hand side as well.
After years of doing the rounds of the doctors - like so many people here - and trying many courses of anti-biotics (no, they don't work) I was referred to a gynaecologist by my GP. Big mistake! This isn't a "female" disorder, it's a skin disorder!
Anyway, I had surgery in July '08 to remove the lesions from both sides, and because they didn't realise I had HS, they only cut out the smallest amount and, yes, it returned - worse even - on both sides.
I have since found another surgeon who wants the infection to go away before he operates so he put me on a double-dose of strong anti-biotics. They aren't really working either and I've been on them for six weeks! So does that mean if the infections never goes away and he never is able to operate I'll be stuck with this forever? That is a terrifying thought. :(
On reading that some people have had luck with turmeric I ran out and got a jar of capsules. $60! A small price to pay if they work. Also, after hearing people recommend tea tree oil, I have bought some tea tree oil gel and hopefully that will improve things as well.
I hope and pray we all can resolve this horrible condition once and for all."
09/13/2009: Fitpta08 from Owensboro, Ky replies: "Christy, Im sorry to hear about your situation. I have this as well. Was wondering though why you had to pay 60 dollars for a bottle of Turmeric? Here in Ky at the vitamin store for more of the organic foods and better vitamins I pay 16 for a bottle of 120 vegetable capsules 500mg."
[YEA] 10/16/2008: Melissa from Jacksonville, Florida: "Turmeric cure for Hidradenitis suppurative: I have been taking 3 tsps of Turmeric in water 3 times a day for 29 days now. I have had Hydradenitis Suppurativa for many years. I had 2 cysts on my bottom for many months that would always be there but would flair up often. a month ago 1 of them was the size of a baseball and the other a golf ball. In much pain for a long time, i found this site. Thank God! Anyway, I have been drinking Turmeric for a month now and they are almost gone completely (except the scarring and bruising). 1 is completly flat and I can feel No bump and the other is the size of a pea now. I was wondering How Long Should I take this...Can I take it forever? Should I? Is it ok for me? Thanx in advance 4 advice."
[YEA] 10/13/2008: Melissa from Jacksonville, Florida: "I have been taking 3 tsps of Turmeric in water 3 times a day for 29 days now. I have had Hydradenitis Suppurativa for many years. I had 2 cysts on my bottom for many months that would always be there but would flair up often. a month ago 1 of them was the size of a baseball and the other a golf ball. In much pain for a long time, i found this site. Thank God! Anyway, I have been drinking Turmeric for a month now and they are almost gone completely (except the scarring and bruising). 1 is completly flat and I can feel No bump and the other is the size of a pea now. I was wondering How Long Should I take this...Can I take it forever? Should I? Is it ok for me? Thanx in advance 4 advice
02/28/2010: Melissa from Columbia, Sc replies: "Hey Melissa, my name is also Melissa, I was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL. My HS started 3 years ago when I moved to Columbia SC, mainly under my right arm. Can you give me any insight as to if you have had sucess with Turmeric? Thank you."
[YEA] 07/14/2010: Melissa from Jacksonville, Florida replies: "Hello Melissa,
It's been awhile since I have been on this site... Mainly because the Turmeric has done miracles for me! My HS is totally under control now. Whenever I get the slightest feeling (so much as an achy lymph node) I drink the turmeric. I have not had one get any bigger than an average small pimple since. I just drink the turmeric until it is totally gone... Usually no more than 3-5 days. Sooooo much better than a whole month!! YAY Turmeric and this site!"
[YEA] 10/10/2008: Janet from Weyburn, Canada: "Tumeric for Hidradenitis suppurativia: 1/4 tsp. of tumeric taking in foods or i cup of boiling water with a little honey will shrink the lesions..and take the pain away..."
10/06/2008: Kreda from Aurora, Colorado: "I've been suffering from Hidradenitis since I was 18 (1994). But was diagnosed in 2005. It seems that I have tried everything and nothing has worked. So now, I'm taking vicadin every 4-6 hours. I've been hearing a lot about this turmeric which is making me go buy it like right now. My doctor has prescribed Cholestryamine Resin Powder that's supposed to help clear this up, but the results have been really slow. You know when you're dealing with something like this, it seems that you're never getting better. My boils burst and do not heal. They are open sores that just continue to leak pus. I will give this turmeric a shot and will advise on the status of these sores. I really appreciate being able to come to a site and be encouraged. When I was first diagnosed, I would go to sites and just get depressed because I could not find anything that would help. Whoever created this site...THANK YOU!!!"Replies
10/07/2008: Joyce from Joelton, Tn replies: "I also wonder if a saturated solution of ACV and epsom salts wouldn't dry your messy pustules up if swabbed with it 3 or 4 times per day. It sure dried up those deep pus filled pockets my daughter got just above her hairline at the back of her head when she was about 7 or 8 years old. I just used q tips and swabbed them out with it about 4 times a day.
I found the below information on Yahoo Answers re Vicadin... This should make everyone aware of it being a narcotic derivative and therefore addicting.
"Whats the difference between oxycodone, vicadin, heroine, and morphine?
Okay let me break this down for you so you know your narcotics and can eduacate people like I do as a pain management counselor all opiates and opiods come from the opium poppy and chemical derivites of opiums first and foremost their is morphine, what they call the gold standard in pain management. then there is codeine another drug based on opium yet totally different from morphine both are naturally occuring and can by made without synthesizing the opium. Morphine is stronger than codiene. Heroine is a synthetic bastardized version of morphine that is much stronger and much more addictive. It is made in a lab using the raw opium or morphine as a base product for production. Generally it kills by being mixed with products like baby powder lactose, and powdered sugar then being watered down boiled in a teaspoon and injected in a nasty condemned building somewhere. Heroine is approximately 16 times stronger than pharmaceutical grade Morphine, depending on how it is cut. Oxycodone is the generic name for the drug in Percocet or Percodan. Hydrocodone is the generic form of the drug found in Vicodin, Lortab, Norco and Lorcet. Both are sythetic derivitives of the cedeine molecule however "oxy" is almost always stronger than "hydro" in any situation. As for this situation oxycodone is a schedule II narcotic where as hydrocodone is a schedule III narcotic. Different fines, jail time for possesion distribution etc and the government sees oxy as as higher potential for abuse, where as Xanax,(alprazolam) a schedule !V sleep and anxiety aid, is the most addictive drug known to man, so don't get hung up on the scheduling difference, Just some medical "red tape".
So to wrap this all up heroin, which isn't pure and very scary, and not approved by any body and may be cut with rat poisin, is the strongest, however medically there is a drug called fentanyl that is much stronger that is readily available. Morphine is the most trusted and most used by all doctors world wide for pain management. there is codeine a naturally occuring derivitive of opium and if you sythesize the chemical you get the drugs oxycocone and hydrocodone in which oxycodone is stronger and more addictive. I hope this clears thing up a little bit and know you can be the expert they turnto when this question comes up in the crowd. I apologize for any spelling or grammar mistakes, spell check seems to be down." Yahoo Answers"
01/12/2010: Suffering97 from Groton, Ct, Usa replies: "Any updates on how the tumeric panned out?"
05/22/2011: Justsayin from Toronto, Ontario, Canada replies: "Kreda from Aurora, Colorado, I've been talking percocets - given to me by a friend - at night and in the morning when the HS under my right armpit really hurt. After starting my turmeric regime of (1tbls spoon twice a day in warm water) I have not touched the remaining pills. Taking the pain killers did provide me with relief but once they started to ware of, you remember why you were taking them in the first place. Being only 20y/o and not wanting to get hooked on prescription pain meds I'm so glad that I found something to actually stop my HS thus far!
I hope you'll try turmeric. Taking turmeric for the first time seemed like torture, but you feel pain relief in less than an hour, much quicker than pain med. Also the fact that it is actually helping you inside is amazing. EC has lost of recipes that people use and have great results with."
[YEA] 02/15/2012: Amanda from Miami, Fl, Usa replies: "You can actually apply the turmeric directly to the open sores and they will heal faster. It may burn at first, but it is dramatic how quickly they heal up when it is applied topically! I usually wet my finger, wet the boil with my finger, rewet my finger, and dip it in turmeric, and press firmly into the sore to make it stick, and then try to leave it alone."
[YEA] 10/05/2008: Tempest from Tel Aviv, Israel: "Absolutely amazing! I started getting HS symptoms when I was 11, when it was ALL OVER my body and spent the next 12+ years jumping from doctor to doctor, diagnosis to theory, hormone supplements to diets, allergy tests to (five years on) antibiotics before I said to myself 'bad skin is not worth all this.' I have had to just put up with it for the last few years and it has seemed to be confined to certain areas (buttox, face, underarms) but a month ago it came back so viciously that I turned to the internet for help.
I found this site and the Tumeric/anti-bacterial soap solution and it worked like nothing else has! I was so amazed - I have been adding the tumeric to my cup of tea every morning, minus the milk, plus a teaspoon of sugar for taste, and it ever tastes great! (just don't chew on the powder at the bottom). It even got rid of one that has been plaguing my chin for over 3 months now (and has left a huge scar). I couldn't believe how quickly it dried up!
Thank you so much!
One question though; how long do I have to take it for? Is this a lifetime thing? Is this an everyday thing? Won't my body become used to it eventually (like so many remedies before)?"
10/01/2012: Elyana from Nes Ziona, Israel replies: "Hi, any ideas where to get stuff as I have had this for 8 years and have just taken a turn for the worse."
[YEA] 09/28/2008: primrose76 from Sacramento, CA: "H.S. i have been using turmeric and im very thankful for this site because this is where i first got the idea of using turmeric a few months back. im clear right now and has been so ever since i started using turmeric. im drinking powder put in a soft rice wrapper (because i tried taking it with warm water and i could not stand it). also, the last time i had a boil i used crushed ginger with castor oil as instructed by one of the sufferer in this forum too and it does work. thanks so much! it changed my life too a lot. i was very depressed and this gave me real hope and a new light! goodluck to everyone!"Replies
10/27/2008: Michelle from Port-of-Spain, Trinidad replies: "Please I would like suggestions on how to take Tumeric, Apple Cider Vinegar and Tea Tree Oil. I am suffering from H.S. and have been in a tremendous amount of pain as all sufferring from it will know. Please help me!"
07/20/2009: icybluedge from Columbus, Ohio replies: "Tumeric is not the most tasty thing but my recipe is based on mixing 2-4 teaspones with 6-8 ounces of some type of tomato juice. I like spicy foods so I also add some pepper and or hot sauce and then some lemon. Pretty tasty. The pepper is also a catalyst for the turmeric. Skip the hot sauce if you want but do use some pepper. I also add some good sea salt occasionally. Sea salt has many minerals in it and is very palatable.
Side note: I have talked to many persons from India and many have stated that they use this spice frequently in their foods of course but they will increase the use of it for colds and flu and such. I think if you find a friendly store run by India(ns) they can give you good receipes. It is an economical-excellent herb. Good for depression, anti-inflammatory etc. etc. Many positive benefits. Used topically in a paste with neosporin it will shrink boils within a few hours.
I now also mix the turmeric with straight talcum powder and it seems to suppress breakouts of the boils. Only problem is the color. Still working on that.
Another thing that may help some of you is to buy sport/compression undergarments. These are a little expensive ($30/brief). These are designed to wic mositure away from the skin. But sure to get the type that go at least halfway down your thighs and are not real tight. They make them for both men and women."
[YEA] 09/22/2008: Jennifer from Sacramento, California: "I don't normally take the time to post comments on web sites but I must share my results using Turmeric. I have suffered from Hidradenitis Suppurativa in the groin area for fifteen years. My doctors have tried everything from antibiodics to accutane to surgery and nothing has helped me (I've got the scars to prove it). Two weeks ago, one of my abcess' finally put me in the emergency room, where I had an allergic reaction to an antibiodic drip they gave me. That's when I decided to go off all of my medicine and do my own research on Hidradenitis Suppurativa. I came across this site, read all of the positive feedback about Turmeric from other Hidradenitis Suppurativa sufferers, and figured I've got nothing to lose. The day I started taking Turmeric I had two active abcess. One on my inner thigh that was open (you know, the kind you have to put a band aid on because it just leaks and leaks) and one on my inner buttock area that never drained. It just stayed large and turned purple and was very painful. Within two days the boil on my buttock went from purple to pink (that's never happened before) and receeded and within a week the open boil on my thigh was healed over. I have never had any of my abcess' heal this quickly. Even my husband said he couldn't believe how quickly I was healing. This weekend, I actually worked outside in the heat in jeans without having to wear band aids! Those of you who suffer from this disease know how horrifying that can be."Replies
07/01/2009: Jennifer from Sacramento, CA replies: "Hello, this is Jennifer again. I wanted to post an update on my Turmeric therapy. It has been nine months since my original post on Turmeric and my fantastic results have remained consistent. I had two new outbreaks within the first couple months I began using Turmeric, both of which healed rather quickly. And since then I've had absolutely no outbreaks at all! It has been over a hundred degree's here in Sacramento, and I still have not broken out. If you suffer from Hidradenitis please give Turmeric a try."
09/18/2009: Lita from Sanford, Fl replies: "Jennifer: I am curious; did you take the pills or the powder? thank you."
03/26/2010: Jennifer from Sacramento, Ca replies: "Sorry for the late reply. I have been buying Turmeric caplets. It's the most convenient for daily use. I am now looking into buying Turmeric powder in bulk and making my own caplets. I think it would be more cost effective."
03/27/2010: Karmala from Templeton, Ca replies: "Hi, Jennifer from Sacto... I just read your post and wanted to share with you that I found the best deal for bulk organic turmeric online at vitacost. It comes in a 1 lb package. I guess I can't post the manufacterer's name here, but if you search you will find it. I don't encapsulate it, but add it to deviled eggs, tuna, soups.... it is amazing just how good it tastes! I hope this helps."
06/14/2010: Crudelia from London, Uk replies: "Hi Jen from Sacramento, I'm amazed by your story :) and by this web site that I've decided to give Tumeric a chance. In 2008, after couple of years of pain and recurrent abscesses always misdiagnosed, I went under surgery and I've been diagnosed with HS. I've been well (two years) until last month when here we go the lump is back and exactly in the same position - inner left buttock. :(
Are you still taking Tumeric? is it something that we'll have to take for life? and how many capsules were you taking per day?
Thanks in advance"
08/24/2010: Jennifer from Sacramento, Ca replies: "Hello. Yes I am still taking Turmeric. I purchase organic Turmeric in bulk online and pack my own capsules now. I continue to have excellent results! A couple of months ago, I was lazy and stopped taking my turmeric for a few weeks. Sure enough, I developed three huge cysts on my groin area and had to have my doctor inject them with cortizone/steriod. Needless to say, I am back on turmeric and have not broken out since. I take two pills in the morning and two at night for maintinance. But when I broke out, I doubled that until I was healed. Hope this helps!"
10/29/2010: Ali from Long Beach, Ca replies: "Do you know if it is ok to take turmeric while breastfeeding?"
10/30/2010: Lane from New York, Ny, Usa replies: "Well, I certainly ate a lot of Indian food while I was. Of course the tumeric was cooked, and with food, so not sure if this helps you."
06/17/2011: Mimi from Blackwood, Nj, Usa replies: "My doctor diagnosed me with Hidradentis 2 months ago. I have been suffering with these boils under my armpit, under by breast and on my groin area for years and never knew what to do! I just recently surfed the web for cures and quickly began to realize that their wasnt a cure, which was the scariest thing ever and I truly believed I would have to live with this for the rest of my life.
Today I came upon this website and I can not began to explain how great it felt to realize there were natural things you guys have done that have worked! Its 5 oclock in the morning in New Jersey and I was about 10 minutes from driving to the emergency room when something told me to just look it up and see if there was anything I could try. I am going to try Turmeric, tea tree oil, natural deodorant, vitiman c, sea salt baths, and a change in my diet! All ideas that I saw on this website, and Im gonna pray to god that this works for me! I will keep everyone updated. Thank you so much!!!!"
[YEA] 09/01/2008: Alene from SLC, UT: "Thank you for this website! After years of suffering, I FINALLY know what to do to prevent/cure my HS. I cannot believe I went to doctors for YEARS, paid big bucks for useless antibiotics, paid out of pocket at times to have the darn things lanced...when all the while a spice from the grocery store was all I needed. I am soooo excited to have found this! It took just over one day of the turmeric-water remedy, and now...sweet relief!!! I feel like I have hope again. Traditional medicine's outlook on HS is so bleak (no idea what causes it, no known cure). But natural medicine saves the day. Yea!"
[YEA] 09/01/2008: Joan from San Francisco, CA: "I am following up to confirm all who have been writing about boils and HS. I've had the affliction for almost 2 years in the groin region. After discovering this site, I swear by the Turmeric ____; washing the affected area twice daily with ___soap; using tea tree oil as an antiseptic and an ointment to soothe the skin after. When there is an attack, I take Alleve for the swelling/pain and use hot compresses (if necessary) to help w/ drainage. I am a very active person who is a spinning enthusiast so you can imagine how this was affecting me prior. I also use hypoallergenic bandaids to avoid irritation from the normal adhesive after draining. Although this is incurable, I can live a pretty normal life now. Good luck to all."
[YEA] 08/29/2008: Cara from Surrey, BC: "I came across this website while i was doing research for alternate remedies for my HS.. I had been in alot of pain and really didnt like being on antibotics (b.c they DONT work) Anyways.. I went to my local pharmacy which carries homopathic remedies and picked up turmeric. It is AMAZING the difference. My HS isnt completly gone but it might as well be for the difference it made. i do not get large painful cysts anymore, mostly just small acne like ones with minimal pain. If i do get a larger cyst they do not tract anymore and come to a head sooner so I can lance it with immediate releif. I have also been using a tea tree oil topically... THANK YOU for your site and your remedies.. I have been virtually pain free for a month, longer then i have ever been in almost 20 years"