Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- 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 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 and Lifestyle Changes
- Dietary Changes
- Dietary Changes, Turmeric, Supplements
- Eliminate Caffeine
- Essential Oils
- Exfoliationg Scrub, Tea Tree Oil Deodorant
- Food Allergies
- General Feedback
- Get a Correct Diagnosis
- Gluten Free Diet
- 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
- Zinc Gluconate
10/01/2012: Elyana from Nes Ziona, Israel: "Hi, any ideas where to get stuff as I have had this for 8 years and have just taken a turn for the ..."
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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).
[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"
[YEA] 07/19/2008: Melonie from Atlanta, Georgia USA: "I have Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS). It is a pus-producing and debilitating skin condition that causes large infected boils on the neck, breasts, armpits, abdomen, buttocks and groin areas. They can grow together and also form a tunnel called a "sinus tract". It sounds like what some of you may have. I was self-diagnosed after doctors didn't know what is was & still didn't after informing them. Their treatment was years of antibiotics which didn't work, by-the-way because in most cases, the pus is sterile. I went online and searched for a Natural/Holistic treatment and found Turmeric. I took as directed ( 1 teaspoon in a cup of warm water 10-15 minutes before breakfast & dinner for 3 days). I felt results in hours - not days. I felt better overall. In 3 days all of my golf ball sized areas on my neck, breasts, underarms ans sinus tract disappeared, along with the terrible deep-purple scars that HS leaves. I went back to my dermatologist 6 months later and they could not believe I was the same person. I have told my HS Support Group Members about it and they, too, have been successful into putting their condition into remission. I have been in remission for 7 months now. For some reason, the capsules do not seem to have the same effects and affects as the powder in warm water, though."Replies
12/13/2008: Kim from Westmont, IL replies: "How do you mix the Turmeric with water? I have not had any luck with this. Please help"
EC: We add turmeric to hot water, stir briskly, then add cooler water to the cup and drink. The trick is to drink it before the spice settles. Keep stirring as needed.
07/11/2010: Karon from Long Island, New York replies: "I was grateful to find this info on HSA. I recently realized this is what I have been dealing with all these years. I immedicately went out and purhcased the Turmeric. I mixed it with water, but after trying to drink it I became very nauseous. Any recommendations on how to get past that? I began taking the pills that don't seem to be very effective. While taking them I had an outbreak of six boils at one time. HELLLPPPP!!"
EC: A few turmeric recipes here: http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/boils8.html#TURMERICRECIPES
11/30/2010: Jazzynhouston from Houston, Tx, Usa replies: "I have had hs since I was 17 yers old and have been to several specialists who told me they were just boils and skin lesions for the last ten years. I recently got pregnant after 7 years of trying and the gynocologists told me hey you have hs. Im like what did you call it, she later explained what it was. I was so relieved I finally knew what was wrong with me. I had been living in an uncomfortable pain forever and doctors only ever gave me vicodin for pain and some type of antibiotic and sent me on my way. Sure I have had several surgeries to remove 6 really bad ones, but now I have a 3 months old and im still in pain. I have no idea what to do, my medicaide just cancelled and I have no insurance, I didnt even know there were support groups for this. Whats ur advice for me?"
[YEA] 05/22/2008: Binal from Edison, NJ: "Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Thanks to everyone for the Turmeric remedy. i tried that for just one week and everything started clear up. This really works! Thank you!"Replies
07/12/2008: Phil from Lynbrook, NY replies: "I just found this diagnosis-HS-. I have been using crushed ginger and castor oil compresses on the abscesses. If I get it right in the begining stage when it is only an itch, it does not come out at all. It helps in all the stages. The sun and the sea (it really helps to get in the ocean). I know to get sun on my inguinal nodes I have to go to the nude beach. But I have not needed to get one laced and drained since the middle of May. My goal is to be completely functional by fall. There is no normal in my life. There never has been. I am doing colonics, far infra-red sauna and much to improve digestion assimilation and elimination. Because the skin is just sending out an SOS from the inner organs. Phil"
[YEA] 02/13/2008: Bosslady from Youngstown, Ohio: "Hidradentis sufferers do try the Tumeric. The pain and irritation was driving me crazy. I read the comments on this site and ran to the local grocery store. The taste was not bad at all. I drank one cup that evening and when I woke up the swelling had come down along with the pain. I continued to drink it twice a day for two days and I was amazed at how my underarms started clearing up. I was so afraid to wear deodorant so after started applying a dry mixture of baking soda and corn starch. I now soak in an all natural detox bath and wipe the armpits with dilluted apple cider vinegar. THESE ARE INEXPENSIVE REMEDIES THAT WORK AND THEY ARE ALL NATURAL."
[YEA] 02/11/2008: Dorothy from Randallstown, MD: "I Have HS [Hidrandenitis Suppurativa] I'm relly scared, I've been dealing with boils under my arms for about two months now. I hd surgery 1/25/08. The doctor left the staples in two long and the area was tender and swollen. I started the turmeric and it help with new boils. However I'm itching all over, it may be that I'm so scared. I started some natural meds (colliadal silver) does anyone know if this causes itching. I so scared I just got another boils on my elbow but the same arm where I had surgery on the boils. My arm pits look horrible. I want to cry. Tell me what can help me. Especialy the itching."
[YEA] 07/19/2007: Missie from Wichita, Kansas: "Since I was a teen, I've fought with boils. Then I was diagnosed with Hidradenitis Suppurativa about a year ago. My doctor simply gave me the diagnosis and left the room, giving me no information whatsoever. I resolved that I would find a way to at least ease living with this disease. I started looking around and that is when I came upon your site. I tried the turmeric cure and it works! I also had a bit of trouble with sores remaining after a boil would drain. I mixed a little turmeric with honey and applied it as a salve. It heals up in no time! Thanks to all of you, this site changed my life!"
[YEA] 05/16/2007: Nick from Vero Beach, Florida: "14 years of suffering over: I suffered from a very bad case of Hidradentits Supprativa, under both armpits and all over my buttocks. I have been in for surgery. It came back and i thought i was giong to have this with me the rest of me life. I would get flare up 2-3 andsometimes 4 times a year. Very very painful. When i get flare ups ther would grow sometimes the size of a orange. Nothing seemed to help. Until I fond this site. I am proof that Turmeric (1 teaspoon )in a glass of warm water is nasty. Not as nasty as having a zit the size of Texas under your underarm. In closing I want to Thank-You for providing this information."Replies
08/29/2008: Stefanie from Cape Girardeau, MO replies: "I just took the turcumin in a pill form I really hope it works.I have a boil in my groin area an it hurts like hell. I don't have the money to go to the doctor. I was diagnosed with hydrentitis suppurativa and that is worse than sirririsis i know i didn't spell that word right. But I always get boils down there and it is so aggravating and extrmely painful i sure hope the turmeric pills help me i can't walk normal an i have to work to pay my bills. I am only 24 yrs old. If anyone can read this please say a prayer to God for me that he heals my body. Thank you so much and God Bless everyone"
09/21/2008: Teresa from Visalia, CA replies: "My son was diagnosed with HS last year. I just found this site and I went and bought some Tumeric pills, I sure hope they work like others are saying. I feel so bad for my son, I can't help this or make these painful boils go away. He's got ugly scars all over and he walks funny and hurts all the time, they seem to be getting worse. Please I hope someone has ideas. Thanks, Teresa"
Turmeric, Cinnamon, Raw Honey
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 09/25/2009: Studentincalifornia from Oakland, Ca: "hello to all i was reading the Hidradenitis Suppurativa Remedies,i have been battling this since 11 off and on. had my sweat glands removed from arm pits at 12 so i know the pain but now in my twenties i had this lump forming under my breast and i knew what i was.i didn't want any cutting done to me, i still remember the pain and the disfigurement and scars. so it formed about 3 weeks ago size of a large marble but it felt deep. so i did the turmeric 1teaspoon with i teaspoon of organic cinnamon and half a teaspoon of raw honey.the cinnamon and raw honey has a lot of anti- fungal and other properties, mix it with half a cup of warm water twice a day,i want to take it three times but i am a student that works = no time. and i remember what the nurse told me when i was a child which brought it to an head immediately and started draining, was blow drying it with a hot hair blow dryer also i used apple cinder vinegar to help dry it out and of course tea tree oil. im on day 2 and it's totally flat. God bless i really hope this will help others. One more thing eat as clean as possible more veggie than fruit and drink turmeric regularly. thanks"
[YEA] 08/17/2012: Gettingbetter from Richmond, Va: "Hello Earth Clinic! I'm a white female, 23. I've been suffering with hidradenitis suppurativa for 3 or 4 years. I've been to the doctors, and have been tested for everything under the sun, and it just isn't an std. It also just isn't cured with anti-biotics. Upon looking at earth clinic, I have applied:
- -bathed with borax
- -tea tree oil
- -coconut oil
- -neem oil
- -zinc supplements
- -salt water
All of these remedies helped a little, and at least educated me on the ways of living a natural life, but did not wipe this condition out. I was desperate, and I had heard of urine therapy curing MRSA for a family member. I have been using urine therapy for probably 2 to 3 weeks. Basically- every time I go pee, especially in the morning, I drink it, and rub some on the sores.
In the very beginning, I had one, but kind of 3 sores stuck together, that were sore, inflammed, red, raised up, and they are kind of like a pus filled tunnel under the skin. I started drinking the urine, immediately I felt better inside my body. I'm the definition of tired all the time, with a screwed up sleep schedule, and I actually started waking up in the morning. It seemed like the sores became worse, after a week or so. Because they were worse, I applied urine compress on them while I slept. Always in the morning, there would be massive improvement as far as inflammation. The sores were still there, but flatter, less red.
At this point I have had 3 weeks with no new boils, and these ones are on their way out. They are not full of puss any more, they're pain free at this point, all though there is pretty bad scarring. I feel lucky to have to deal with the scars- the scars mean their healing! Finally!
So my point is, I think the urine therapy is working. Now, most people think it's gross, but we're earth clinic people- people who are willing to put our egos aside and just do something, anything to be healthy! Good luck to all the other sufferers out there!
PS, has anyone fully healed up from this yet? I'm interested in the phases of healing of the scars... Thanks :)"