Last Modified on Mar 27, 2015
Skin conditions, such as hidradenitis suppurativa, typically require intensive treatment to offer relief and remedy. Hidradenitis suppurativa is no different than any other acne related skin disorder. As such, many common home remedies and treatment are effective for offering relief and shortening the duration of the condition. General treatment options include changing the diet, applying warm compresses to the affected areas, taking soothing baths, and using zinc gluconate supplements. Additionally, applying turmeric, black pepper and coconut oil to the affected area relieves inflammation and treats infection. Likewise, apple cider vinegar, omega supplements and burdock root taken daily help treat the underlying causes of the disorder. Additional treatment options include tea tree oil, Epsom salt baths, witch hazel, iodine and antibacterial soap.
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Hi - I have been a mis-dagnosed Hidradenitis Suppurativa sufferer for over 10 yrs old and I am now 33 yrs old. I am so grateful that I found this site - I had almost given up and thought I will just stay single, as I can't imagine getting undressed in front of someone new... But now I have some hope, and that's what makes the world go round! I cannot offer any more tips, but I consolidated all / most of the ideas I saw on the forum for my own benefit, and have posted it below as I thought it might help someone else... Note these are not my suggestions but just a single posting with all of the suggestions with the most positive feedback.....
Things to consider eliminating from your diet:
Wheat / flour / gluten / dairy / caffeine / cigarettes
3 times a day:
Turmeric mixture (the fat is important for absorpotion, as it water temperature)
1 tsp of turmeric; 1/16 of a tsp of black pepper; 1/2 to 1 tsp of coconut oil in 8 oz hot soup; broth or water (when an infection is severe it must be taken 4 times a day and it does miracles in two to three days)
Apple Cider vinegar - 2 tea-spoon full in glass of water (sip slowly throughout the day - also good for weight loss)
Omega Oils - Follow dose
Burdock Root (tablets) - Follow dose
Once a day
Bring 1 tsp of black onion seeds to a boil in one glass of water keep it boiling until the white part of the seed shows, let cool off and drink it
Topical: Tea tree oil, Epsom bath salts, Witch Hazel, Iodine, antibacterial soap (bar not liquid)
Less common Suggestions:
- Bacitracin Ointment to be taken up / in the nose twice a day
- Bee Propolis (a wood supplement)
Note: Make sure you get a bacterial swab to ensure it is HS and not MRSA as there are similar symptoms
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