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 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
- Grain 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
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 :)"
Vitamin C, Aloe Vera, Spirulina
[YEA] 05/09/2010: Carla from Greenville, Nc: "I have been having trouble with boils for about 8 months. They were in my genital area and my under arm. I tried everything from turmeric to salt, to acv. Finally, one weekend, I had been at a party with friends, and had a flare up. I had read about several things to try online. I tried a tablespoon of buffered vitamin C and a teaspoon of aloe vera gel in a glass of water, with 2 500 mg tablets of spirulina, and by morning the boils were completely gone! I could not believe it. I have now been taking this 3 times a day for several weeks, and NO boils have come back. I am so happy. Just wanted to share. Thank you Earth Clinic."
[YEA] 02/24/2010: Paula from Denver, Colorado: "Hidradenitis. I was researching this disease on the internet since my HS has recently spread to my armpits. I have always had it on my thighs and groin area, but now in my armpits as well. I found that some people had success with Vitamin E since it naturally boosts your immune system. I took 3 of the 400 milligram capsles at night, and when I woke up the next day, the boils were already softer. I took 3 more that night, and they are even better today. The pain is gone, and there is just loose skin where the boils were. I am going to keep taking 3 pills a day as long as it works. Hope this helps."
Vitamins A, D, Zinc, Led Light
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 06/10/2011: Corina from Arvada, Colorado: "I have had no luck with anything my doctor/dermotoligist has suggested, mostly long term antibiotics. I have has some luck with A&D with Zinc (it is a diaper rash ointment). It makes the swelling go down over night (warning: it does drain quite a bit) and makes them much less painful. I have also had good results with red and blue led lights under my arms for 15 minutes a day."
Whey Protein Shakes
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 07/15/2011: Mark from London, Greater London: "Hi guys, I have had this for quite a number of years. And while I'm sure tumeric and the other remedies discussed on here work, for me protein shakes seem to be the answer. Of course it is not a cure but it makes the HS very manageble and takes away almost all of the pain.
How did I find this out? Well I heard someone say they were going to try it for their HS and I thought I should look into this. Apparently there is an enzyme in protein shake that reduces inflamation, this being an imflammatory disease affecting the biggest organ ( the skin) I thought it might work and it does.
You don't have to even drink it everyday. I would say like 3/4 times a week should be fine. Also protein shake does NOT make you muscle bound. Please don't be naive.
I hope it works for you. Lets pray the find a cure."
[YEA] 02/08/2010: Jeff from Wayne, New Jersey: "Hidradenitis supurativa
Zinc supplements are giving me AMAZING results. A study in Nantes France showed great results, taking 90mg of zinc daily. I have followed this regimen for 2 1/2 wks. and have had no new outbreaks, and (dare I say) my infections seem to be healing. This is the first time since I have been in my teens,I am now 55, that anything positive has happened regarding my H.S.
I highly recommend zinc supplements, if you can tolerate it. I have had no side effects at all, although the study said upset stomachs could occur. That being said, an upset stomach is a very minor thing compared to the pain and discomfort with this sad disease. Good Luck to all who try this. I am AMAZED!!!!"Replies
05/17/2010: Prissy from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil replies: "I would just like to add a comment in regards to the dosage of the zinc treatment, pioneered in CHU Hotel Dieu, Nantes, France.
According to Prof. Revuz, the posology for zinc HS treatment should be total 90mg of zinc gluconate per day, in the form of 15mg pills taken throughout the day (6 times)- that's how the treatment was administered in the successful Nantes clinical trial.
By browsing the Linus Pauling Institute website, I found that extra zinc intake may influence iron absorption (and subsequent anemia) because of the interactions between zinc and copper. I then decided to also take a small supplement of copper every other day to be on the safe side. I hope this information helps."
[YEA] 12/05/2010: Holly from Kelowna, Bc/canada replies: "I tried 15mg of zinc gluconate 6 times per day for 2 months and it made the boils ALOT worse! However, I now take ZINC PICOLINATE (50 mg 2x/day) and it is AMAZING.... Less than a week and I am in almost complete remission! Run, don't walk to the supplement store for Zinc Picolinate.... Wish I found this years ago! Plus, 2x/day is much nicer than 6x!"
[WORKED TEMPORARILY] 11/20/2012: K9.districts from Toronto, Ontario, Canada replies: "I tried the ZINC PICOLINATE (50 mg 2x/day) after reading the great comment and it worked for about one week.
Everything was starting to heal up, sores that have been open for months and months but then after one week nothing changed. I continued to take the zinc picolinate because I really wanted to see results. After the entire bottle was finished without any really changes I never bought it again.
I understand all the comments on here are advice and everyone is different but it really made me so sad because it zinc picolinate was cheap and easy!"
09/28/2009: Miracle from Mission, Tx Usa: "well..I just started taking zinc gluconate for HS. Mayo Clinic recommends this as an alternate medicine. I had been doing well with just ibruprofen before when I would get the abscesses every month with my period under my arms. My family doctor thought it was hormonal so he referred my to an ob/gyn. I got lab work done and all my hormone levels are normal. The ob/gny then referred me back to my family doctor. Good thing that my friend is a surgeon and told me it was probaly HS. I had NEVER heard of such a thing...so here I am. I will keep you posted to see how the Zinc supplements (50 mg/ 1 a day) work."Replies
11/30/2009: Gw from Nashville, Tn replies: "This is not necessarily in response to Zinc. I have had HS for over twenty years and nothing has ever worked for me but antibiotics and pain meds. I too have had the glands removed from my under arms. My worry is that after taking antibiotics for so long if I get another serious infection my body will be imune to antibiotics and also I'm concerned about being on the pain meds for so long."
01/12/2010: Suffering97 from Groton, Ct, Usa replies: "To GW from Nashville, TN: I've had HS since 1997 and since that time I have become allergic to Sulfa (hives) and Cipro(necrosis (black spots) like appearance of skin) which I had been prescribed for HS. As a child I was told I was allergic to PCN (I don't remember what the rxn was)."
02/24/2010: Linda from San Antonio, Texas replies: "I am a 60 year old woman who has had HS ["my nasty little disease"] since 1988. Here's what I've learned over the years: (1) The only prescription that does me ANY good is Cipro, and it usually takes two courses/rounds. (2) Eating too many refined carbohydrates (e.g., cakes and cookies, say around the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays when they're all around us) has consistently led to a very-stubborn outbreak that can last weeks and even months. (3) When I tried to go on the MediFast Diet, I immediately (literally within HOURS) had an outbreak; when I read the ingredients, SOY was throughout their products. [I got a 100% refund.] So then I learned soy was a problem food for me. So be on the alert for certain foods that can lead to terrible problems for us sufferers. It's a demoralizing disease."
[YEA] 02/18/2012: Aimee from Halifax, Canada: "Like most of you reading this I have suffered with HS for many years. I suffered with this on my buttocks and inner thigh and I thought I had tried everything. I endured multiple day surgeries to open the glands and have them stuffed with antibiotic gauze, and just about every ointment/pill the Dr would prescribe. I decided there had to be something better that would give better results, bc the surgery was so painful and it just wasn't doing much. I tried taking Tumeric and using antibacterial soap, and both were helpful but I still wasn't getting the results I wanted and this was starting to really effect my personal life!
I did some research of my own and discovered that dr's in Europe have been using Zinc Gluconate in clinical trials and found that most people had remission of symptoms that lasted! I decided to try it bc really what did I have to lose, right? I did everything the same as the trials, 100 mg of zinc gluconate/ day. I also decided to try diaper rash cream as a topical agent since it contains a lot of zinc. All the areas are almost gone! I have been doing this for 2 weeks are the results are amazing! I finally feel like I have found something that really works!!!!!!
I would say prior to this I had moderate HS and now it is almost gone, I hope this treatment works for all of you as it did for me :) I know how terrible thie condition is and the toll it can take on your life!
And for less that 15$, something that really worked for me!"