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Tea Tree Oil   5  0   

Posted by Mel (Charlotte, Nc, USA) on 11/04/2012

[YEA]  I was just diagnosed with HS this year after dealing with what I thought were ingrown hairs in the groin area for over 12 years and I'm only 26 and healthy otherwise. My Dr. prescribed me antibiotics but when I lost my job and health insurance I couldn't afford the medicine. I didn't want to be on meds for the rest of my life & my body responds much better to NATURAL Remedies. Around that time, I also had persistent dandruff, the dermatologist prescribed me a medicated oil treatment that did absolutely nothing to help.

I purchased some TEA TREE OIL from WALMART for about $4.00 to mix with my shampoo to treat the dandruff. After reading a few posts on here, I used it on a particularly large, painful sore that would NOT open or drain after weeks.

I saw results WITHIN HOURS. No exaggeration, within HOURS the "cyst" had gone down in size noticably. By the second day, it had shrunk nearly 1/2 of its original size and pain was nearly 80% gone. I'm on my third day and I can't even feel it. I had no drainage, no pain and it is nearly gone. All I did was saturate the tip of a cotton swab (the kind you clean your ears with) with Tea Tree Oil and rub it gently onto the area. I covered the surrounding area for good measure. I did it twice per day and the results are amazing!

I read another post about the connection between HS and Yeast. At first I was really skeptical because my Dr. told me that the disorder is caused by inflammation of sweat glands which "traps" in bacteria which is naturally occuring in the body. Once it gets trapped, she explained, it festers and grows out of control and gets infected, causing these sores. But after seeing how well the Tea Tree Oil worked, I'm wondering if that "bacteria" she mentioned was a generalization and could include the naturally occuring yeast on/in? our skin? Tea Tree Oil, aside from moisturizing is an Anti-Fungal. It is helping with my dandruff, and it worked miracles on my HS sores. So, I wonder if there is not a connection.

I also saw some people treating it with a popular homeopathic yeast infection treatment. I used that same kind for a long time but never thought to monitor the sores with its use. I may start that up and see if it helps.

With all of this information, it makes sense that certain foods, stress and illness could cause a flare up of HS. It could be that those foods, situations, etc are causing inflammation which is trapping the naturally occurring bacteria in our bodies and BAM! Sores all over the place.

Replied by Danni
Toronto, Ontario Canada
03/29/2013
Giving Tea Tree Oil a chance...

Dealing with what I think appears to be HS?

Background...Its my first Outbreak and it began 1 week ago. I have 4 sores that look like described text book symptoms of HS under my breast. So painful. Began very suddenly. I am being treated by my GP for what he calls a bacterial infection from a yeast infection. Makes no sense to me? I have a a compromised immune system from drugs (Remicade) for Anklousing Spondilitis (a "Spondyloarthropathy Autoimmune disorder - under the same diseases as Crohns, psoriasis and reactive arthritis). I am a 50 yr old female. I have had AS since I was 13 yrs old.

For the past 5 days I have been using topical anti-fungal creams, hydrocortisone perscription creams (Lamasil) as well as a oral antibiotic - I always seem to be on antibiiotics....

TONIGHT...I was scared because I notice the first sore that appeared is now draining pus in a weird fashion -like its coming out a tube or a vein???? So began my internet quest.... here I am.....

NOW....I have been to this site before, CURED my sons bad acne (took him off the dreaded Acutane) with ACV!!! Thx! ..... So now going to try Tea Tree Oil and Tumeric? I have faith.... I will let you know the results in the morning. ( I havent slept in 5 nights from the burning pain.... even called in sick 3 days! )

WILL POST RESULTS TOMMOROW.....nite.

Replied by Gavin
Manganui, Northland, New Zealand
04/01/2013
It sounds like HS. If when they clear up they are a little mauve in colour and still very sensitive if you press on them, then seem to flare up after a few weeks and eject some pus and then go through the same cycle again. Then when pressing on then it feels like theirs a little tunnel. It seems that unless you press all the goo out when they are supporating they wont clear up totally. If you get some electrical tape, and make a patch of clean tissue, put a blob of EVC. On the patch and tape it up over the sore. After about an hour you will become aware of the sore, this is when the ECV. Is penetrating. Keep this up for about a week and then anytime it seems to start to get over sensitive. The ECV. is a gentle anti bacterial anti fungal and anti viral but the main thing about it is that it penetrates even when there is no break on the skin surface, and slowly disposes of the infection.
Replied by Gavin
Manganui, Northland, New Zealand
04/01/2013
Sorry EVC = Extra virgin coconut oil.

Posted by Mike (Tulsa, Ok) on 07/14/2011

[YEA]  I had to have a sulfa-based antibiotic to cure my last swollen node on my groin. After wearing tight synthetic workout undershorts for several hours (which I won't do again), I had another case in the same groin area and felt the swollen gland grow to the size of a nickle. I read someone's suggestion on this site that Tea Tree Oil may work and I applied it to the swollen node three times a day and it has gone away in 5 days. I am thrilled. I suppose catching it early helps. I purchased Tea Tree Oil from a beauty supply.

Posted by Tina (Indianapolis, IN) on 12/28/2007

[YEA]  I was Diagnosed with hidradenitis July 06. I have had terrible breakouts in the groin area from my bikini area to my anal area. I have tried everything to stop the breakouts, even bathing 3 or more times a day nothing has worked. Recently I went to a local natural food store and read a natural remedy book were it stated Tea Tree oil, pure tea tree oil will take out the staph from boils and soothe the pain. I tried it several times so far so good. It has a scent of eucalyptus and the same drying action like alcohol. So far it works

Replied by T3
Chicago, IL
01/04/2009
I will try this. My cysts go on for 20 years all over and each has a different name and none have a cure. I either have to wait til it comes to a point (huge then) so dr. can cut it or it busts by itself and is a bloody mess. Not to mention the pain. I had 3 in my breast all come to a point at once after a mamorgram, which never showed them, but the ultrasound did. So for any of these cysts, I need answers, deoderant, shaver, soaps all been tried and no relief. No insurance now and when they come I'm on my own. Few times dr. wouldn't even open it and drain it, so pain, pain to my toes on the side of the cyst. I looked bruised or blackened on the ones that have reawaken lately. Antibiotic is hard to get, the dr's don't believe it helps me, but one did, plus I said they make me exremely nausaus and they said it was all in my head. I told them they're crazy,i get so much pain and it gets so big, i can't go to work, what more proof you need? I get so sick to my stomach, headeaches, radiation of pain on the entire side and can't move sometimes. Just need some help. Apple cider baths did not help, baking soda relieved pain, but stung the other unopened one and bactraban seemed the best, but is a prescription, and may eventually flair up anyway til it needs to break. They all do this and I can't take it anymore. Even my clothes are getting ruined. I had some removed and they come back 1/2 inch from the last one. Like I'm 1 big cyst with a head on top. Let you know if tea tree oil helps. Also tried the diet thing too, over 20 years of this, one thing right dr.'s say, NO CURE. Cut, cut, drain, scar, scar, cut, cut. Been there don't that. I was only 19 then. I can cry/I do.
Replied by Evelyn
Brevard, NC
03/17/2009
Hi, I had HS for 25 yrs or more. Didn't have name for it until 8 yrs ago. Try many different things, nothing work. I use dial (bar) anti-septic soap but sometimes in the summer, I use liquid soap and mix with tea tree oil. It cheaper than buy it at the health food stoe. The only thing I found to help with the pain is Emla, it a cream I get from my doctor, it has lidocaine & prilocaine. It come in genertic, also. Use it only on my real ones. Help to numb the pain some! Also use a Draw Out Salve to help bring it to surface. It main ingredent is green soap. Hope these suggestions might help! Ev.
Replied by Sonia
Christchurch, New Zealand
03/24/2009
[YEA]   Since I started using Tea tree Oil I have not had many problems at all. Prior to this I had new lesions coming up all the time one after the other.
Replied by Ray
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
10/26/2011
How do you apply tea tree oil? Can it be added to bath water? Applied directly to affected area? After bathing? Has anyone seen a wound care therapist?
Replied by Coco
Thousand Oaks, CA
01/05/2015
Thank you Aalexand,

I will give that a try. I have this issue chronically on my thighs and "nothing" has worked for me.

Replied by Tara
Canada
02/15/2015
Tea tree oil does nothing for HS, there is a new clinical trial that proves it does nothing, your dermatologists dont know nothing obviously... Ask him to send you for humira injections, I have been in remission for a year now, and my lesions were as big as golf balls under my groin, and even worse on the arm pitts, so get a new dermy, cuz the symptons are only gonna get worse with time, I am only 25 by the way, started with hs when I was 15, was told it was nothing, kept searching and searching for a good derm till I finally found mine, get the injections, and do your research, dont go to a dermy misinformed, because 75% of them dont know crap.

Tooth Abcess Link to H.S.   1  0   

Posted by Asd (Houston, Texas) on 11/07/2009

[YEA]  Doctor informed me I had hidradenitis supperativa. Symptoms included boils and inflamed lymph nodes. Alternative effective treatments included daily high doses of Vitamins C, E, zinc, mucinex. New information and treatment described below has lead to cessation of symptoms.

Recently received root canal re-treatment and discovered abscess into bone tissue. No longer experience hidradenitis superativa symptoms. Taking Vitamin D and Calcium to support bone restoration, which also appears to be reducing the appearance of scars on skin. Bone damage was not visible on x-rays.

Replied by Melissa
Jacksonville, Florida
07/14/2010
I went to the dentist because my front teeth were aching really bad and they did an x-ray and immediately sent me to an oral surgeon. I had an abscess above my front top teeth that was so big they had never seen anything like it. He went in through my gums and roof of my mouth and removed a golf ball sized abscess. I have had many cases of that size cyst on different parts of my body for the past 20 years. Some were lanced, some surgically removed. Many antibiotics and no explanations. I researched myself and found this site. I found out it was Hidradenitis supperativa and that I should try Turmeric. I drink a Heaping teaspoon of Turmeric in a half cup of water as soon as I feel one beginning to flair up. I continue to drink it 2-3 times a day until its gone and it never gets big. It stops it before it grows big. Thank God and this site!!!

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Posted by Sarah (California, US) on 12/15/2014

Hello Everyone! I am 25 years old and my first flare up of Hidradenitis Suppurativa happened when I was 10 years old. Doctors were surprised it happened even before puberty. There is a number of family members with the same condition; however, every single one of them dealt with it privately and didn't offer help. Didn't help that we are all very distant from one another. This site has provided so much advice and natural remedies that I had not thought of. I wish I had some tricks up my sleeve as far as treatment but I do not.

The only thing I can share that helped me through high school was exercise; I had only one flare up from the age of 14 to 18 and I believe that's because I was crazy active in high school. That and my doctor recommended to not wear underwear at night- no bra and no panties, and that proved very helpful. Once I went to college and my activity level dropped, however, by sophomore year I had HS in my underarms. I am at a point where I have to change my lifestyle; I have graduated college and starting a great career. I have found a wonderful partner who knows about HS and is very supportive.

I have flare ups at least once a month, I have scars and I can not wear tank tops anymore- or short shorts for that matter. I have been to the emergency room with a bump as big as a golf ball; I have tried medication that never helped; I have had surgery on the groin area at the age of 14. I sometimes do get bumps on my buttocks- that is a new development. I did experience loneliness and isolation to some degree. But I am so very happy to have found this community, to see how big this disease is and to know that I am not alone. I will be definitely trying the Turmeric pills and tea as well as a Paleo diet for starters and go from there. I just wanted to share my experiences in hopes that someone can relate and see that, well, there's nowhere else to go but forward.

Warm hugs to everyone reading.

Replied by Salome Tiny
Botswana
02/10/2015
I am doing research for my brother, he has got Hidradenitis Suppurativa under his armpit, will try turmeric.
Replied by Lily
Virginia, US
03/04/2015
i wasn't going to share my story until I saw yours. You don't know how much your comment has helped me. I didn't think anyone else got it so young . I have had this since I was 11. I thought it was a punishment from God for shaving off my hair because it didn't want to embrace puberty. I hid it from my family until I was 14, it got so bad I thought I was never going to recover. The first doctor I went to shamed me and gave me antibiotics that almost killed me -literally. The other doctor that I went to save me from the antibiotics was male and too shamed to even try to help me. It's been 5 years and I haven't been back to a doctor since. And have never been romantically with someone because of this. I am hoping this tea tree oil and turmeric work!

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Posted by Truffles (Houston, Tx) on 12/14/2014

[YEA]  Where do I begin? I have had Hidradenitis Suppurativa FOR THE LAST 3 years ... It had devastated my life until I found the magical medicine right in my cabinet which was overlooked for years .. Never too late .. I read posts here and started drinking turmeric water 2 times a day... Results: IT WORKS.. I just wished I had used it earlier on.. I have stage 1.. I tried everything under the sun.. Diet, topical application and birth control pill etc.. It does work temporarily but if you discontinue and if you are not religious about it returns ..

What I did for my HS is I just took 3/4 - 1 Tablespoon of turmeric and added t to 5-7 oz of warm water and just drank it (gulp it, better that way) for 2 times a day. I continue to do so. I couldn't believe the inflammation is gone, literally flattened, and as others have said here it acts fast and all am left with is scars which I plan to clear out through bio oil and coconut oil ? I have never felt this confident in years. Try it out today. I used organic home grown and home ground turmeric. Good luck.

Posted by Lance (Nashville) on 02/04/2014

[YEA]  YEA turmeric for Hidradenitis Suppurativa! ! I have been using the 2 tablespoons with 1/2 cup of water everyday. Noticeable improvement. I have been diagnosed and have been on antibiotics for years. I stopped taking them because they didn't work. Dermatologist even looked at it once and said it looks like it hurts. What a jerk. I'm very grateful for this site. Life changing. Thank you!

Posted by Rubanant (Cottonwood, Az, USA) on 02/02/2013

My son is 17 years old and his been suffering from HS [Hidradenitis Suppurativa] for 2 years. None of the antibiotics are helping. His scalp is eating him alive besides the boils he is getting. They just finished surgery on his backside and left him disfigured. No buttocks and a 20 inch scar starting from the anus upward. The doctor mentioned this was one of the worse cases he has seen. As a mother, I am heartbroken for my son. I ran across this page and now I have hope. I started him on the tumeric pills plus other remedies I read. I most certainly will be upgrading and monitoring him so that I may share this and perhaps help someone else.

Replied by Bettyboop
Augusta, Georiga, Us
03/25/2013
Rubanant from Cottonwood, Az, I understand your son's pain. I am a 22 year old female who has suffered with HS since I was 11. I hit puberty early (age 9) and received my first boil in the middle of my breasts. Since then, it got worse and progressed. I was not diagnosed with HS until I was 14 and had my first surgery at age 16. Since then, I have had 8 surgeries and about to have my 9th in May. With that being said, I had multiple areas done with each surgery, resulting in many scars and a lot of healing time. It is difficult to deal with the pain and even with having surgery, it is not 100% that it will not come back. I also have issues with not healing and that leads to having another surgery. I have done much research and every doctor I have seen (infectious diesease, surgeon, wound care specialist, dermatologist) has said that my case is the worst that they had seen and they are amazed that I am able to do the things that I do. I am in college and has managed to win awards for academic acheivement and stay on Dean's List and school is what keeps me going. My parents have been very supportive and I just encourage you to reassure your son to think about the positives and that you will always be there for him. I know it can be hard to see your child go through so much pain because my mother in particular had broken down one 2 occassions but I manage to stay strong and look ahead. I've had my entire left and right side of the groin opened up, left open for about 2 weeks and then skin grafts put on it, underarm completely excised and left open (looked like a shark took a chunk out of my underarm) and this took 1 year and 1 month to heal. I definitely know his pain and hope that he can find something to focus on to be his motivation.

Posted by Elle (Ocala, Florida) on 01/28/2013

I have suffered since puberty with HS. Mainly groin/anal area but I recently had one under my arm too. So glad to find this site. So many treatments that I didn't know anything about. I'm off to the store to get organic tumeric, ACV and MgCl salts. Thank you so much for everybody's input.

Posted by Nottoday (Washington, Dc) on 07/26/2012

[YEA]  Suffer from Hidradenitis.. I started taking turmeric about a month ago. GREAT results. My multiple boils all began to weep dramatically and then nothing. I have applied tea tree oil to them and finally after 6 months of having open sores under my arms they are closing!!! Felt a boil under my arm yesterday and today it was so painful. Opened a turmeric capsule and made a paste with some water about 10am... Its now 12:50pm... just noticed that it is pain free and draining under my bandage.

Posted by Aaron (Raleigh, Nc) on 06/09/2012

[YEA]  I am a 23 year old male, about 35 pounds over my ideal weight. I have had HS for over 5 years now. I used to have it on the area above my penis and the doctor diagnosed it as carbuncles and gave me antibiotics. The antibiotics took a week to show signs and I only got mediocre results. A month or 2 after the antibiotics, the sores returned. The lesions migrated around my crotch and buttocks for awhile before finally coming to rest between my legs. During a flare, my crotch looked like a war zone, not to mention the pain and oozing and bleeding. When I wasn't flaring, it still looked bad down there. This has played a huge role in my sex life, or should I say lack of. Its hard explaining to friends and family why I dont ever have a girlfriend, or even try to meet girls. It made me depressed, I became sedentary and smoked a bunch of marijuana (to medicate the depression), played video games, ate and gained weight. This WAS my life.

I started taking turmeric about 2 weeks ago for Hidradenitis Suppurativa. Only hours after taking the first dose (2 tbl spoons in 1/2 cup of water) I noticed about 50% improvement! I was astonished, and was extremely encouraged to take successive doses. I have taken it twice a day for over a week now at a lower dose of 2 teaspoons per 1/2 cup warm water. I would say that now I am 90% better looking down there, with the last few stubborn lesions shrinking and on their way out. Today I picked up the turmeric capsules ($12 for 60) and will be taking them (500 mg/day) from now on.

I am also now taking ACV for weight loss, to raise my pH, and to lower my blood pressure. I highly recommend looking into ACV for the aforementioned ailments. I noticed a drop in my blood pressure after 1 day, I just felt so much healthier.

This site has changed my life, I feel like a completely new person and am forever greatful to this site and its contributors. In a month or so I will be in better financial health so I plan to make a donation to the site. Thank you so much!

Replied by Jena
Lafayette, La
09/30/2012
What is ACV? Can someone tell me please?

EC: ACV = Apple Cider Vinegar

Replied by Melissa
Sydney
08/11/2013
I would really like to say a huge thank you for sharing your story and advice about HS. I have struggled also since puberty, I am now in my early 30's. I am so grateful and am running for the turmeric now! :)
Replied by Alyssa
Raleigh Nc
09/11/2013
Are you still using Turmeric daily?? I just bought some today.... Gonna try to give it a shot and hope it helps!

Posted by Misty (Ridgeway, Ont) on 05/17/2012

To sour grape sweet home, I have been having this problem for ever. I am so glad your daughter is doing better. How long did she do the turmeric? Or is she still on it. I have this open hole in my groin for about 2 yrs. I started the turmeric but nothing yet. What do the yeast pills do. I haven't tried them. Thank you for the hope.

Replied by Hssufferer
Minneapolis, Mn
05/18/2012
Well, about a year or two ago I got a lump on the inside of my buttcheek near the top of my thigh. The lump was very small but quite painful(especially when sitting). After a few weeks, it completely went away and I thought that was the end of it. But then a few weeks later, another lump appeared, this time on the opposite side. Again it went away on it's own and I didn't think anything of it. Here I am a year later and I now get these lumps about once every 4 weeks or so. Usually they go away on their own after about a week and a half but they never fully disappear, there are always tiny little lumps that seem to lay dormant until coming to a head and popping.

At the beginning of this week I got two more of them on the same side of my butt. They were a bit more painful this time but again they came to a head and popped on their own. I thought I was ok for a while but pretty much the day after they popped this time, they reformed except they conjoined into one HUGE lump that is EXTREMELY painful. This is the most pain I have ever been in, ever, and I have broken bones, dislocated my collar bone, etc. It's very embarassing and depressing because I constantly have to tell my friends that I hurt my leg because I walk with a limp from the pain. It has prevented me from enjoying my life.

I found this website today and immediately went out to the store and bought some Turmeric powder, neosporin, band-aids and some mercury chloride flakes(to bathe with). I really hope that I have as much success as some of you had, I want my life back.....

Posted by Dawn (Brandon, Ms, Usa) on 04/11/2012

I am new to this website, and am grateful for all the information. My son is suffering from both erysipelas and hidradenitis suppurativa. Right now he is having a flare of the erysipelas that is not responding to the standard antibiotics from his doctor. After reading on this site, I have started him on tumeric, azo yeast and tea tree oil, but I am not sure how much tumeric to give during a flare. Can someone help me out on this?

Posted by Hania (Houston, Tx) on 10/26/2011

I wanted to thank the creators of this site and its contributors so much for all the helpful information I found on here. I've had HS for years and always felt as if I was the only person who had this. It was actually just last year when I found out this was HS and not some mystery disease. Unfortunately there is no cure. I've seen different doctors who just didn't know how to go about dealing with this disease. I didn't want to go in for another round of antibiotics, or expensive injections at an expensive dermatologist, so I decided to go the home/organic remedy route. I'm so thankful to have found this site.

I had a really bad flare up last night, a very large and painful boil. It was very difficult for my to walk or sit, and I could only lay on one side of my body in bed, to keep pressure from building on the boil. I drank a mug full of hot water with 1/2 teaspoon turmeric and crushed black pepper. When I woke up this morning the first thing I drank was half cup of hot water with black onion seeds. Then I drank the turmeric and black pepper in hot water again this morning at 6 and 11:30, and the swelling and pain have gone down considerably. It's nasty but it works! I will drink it again at 4 pm and 10 pm. My mother has been telling me about drinking milk or water with turneric for a long time now, I don't know why I never listened! Mother really does know best!

I've noticed that sugar and coffee is the only main thing that causes these boils for me. I need to lose weight as well. It may not be everyone, but I've been doing my own research on this disease and have seen that a lot of people dealing with HS are overweight or obese.

Posted by Melissa (Oxford, Nc) on 08/10/2011

Like most of you here, I have suffered with this for almost 15 yrs. Only recently got diagnosed after many many trips to the ER, surgerys to remove skin and infection. Been told that its hormones, use antibacterial soap, some people just get them. Ugh. Feeling like no one cared or wanted to help. Then finally someone puts a name to it, and I felt relieved that NOW they can "fix" it, only to find out that there is no fix, no cure, the surgery doesnt always work, it leaves even more scarring and I will continue to get them. I thought whats the point? Now months after the diagnosis the oozing painful sores in my armpit and groin have worn me down to the point where I said "to hell with it, lets do the surgery in hopes that maybe it will work for me, and if it doesnt, well I'm really no worse than when I started".

THANK GOD my husband found this site just in time! Reading all of your posts I had tears streaming down my face. HOPE! Thats what you all have given me. I started the Tumeric last night and am praying I get the same results that many of you have had. If this works like you all say, I will scream it from the rooftops, tell everyone I meet and show my Dr's my longest "finger" ;} Thank you all so much, my heart and prayers go out to you for all you have been through. I hope to be able to post some "happy" here in the next few weeks. Mwah!

Replied by Tasha
Woodbridge, Va
08/15/2011
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]   I have had HS since I was 10 it started on my lower back and has grown to my armpits, breasts and very rarely the groin. I am now 25 and I have been using Turmeric capsules for about 2 weeks now and the results have been amazing!!! My doctor recommended I stay on them as they are the most natural ones out there! It's not a 100% cure but not it is about 95% more bearable and looks about 95% better as well. My mother has about as severe of case as you can get and while the effects of Turmeric on her have been minimal she too is staying on them as little relief is better than no relief.
Replied by Gavin
Manganui, Northland, New Zealand
08/15/2011
just as a positive indication for tumeric.. I thought just to test.. Id drop the tumeric from my daily routine. So I just took the ginger and cayenne.. Within a week I was feeling slight twinges nothing to bad... As soon as I started the tumeric they went. Adding that the MSN has done away with all back discomfort. This definiatly works.
Replied by Amy
Sydney, Australia
01/12/2012
I have found that Curcumin the active ingredient in tumeric is the reason it works, so buy Curcumin tablets as they are 95% Curcumin ( turmeric tablets are only 5% Curcumin) this is just my experience give it a go people it may work or you...
Replied by Vikki
El Paso, Texas
08/02/2012
I am so glad that this website was found for me. I have been suffering with HS for about 13 years now, maybe longer and was just recently diagnosed with HS. Unfortunately, I had already had the surgery before I look at this site. Since the surgery of removing nine of the "boils", nine more have come out, some even through the incision that were made to remove it! My mom talked to my uncle about it and he came across this "Tumeric" spice. He and my mom are going to make me a couple of batches this weekend and overnight them to me. He was told to mix the tumeric with baking soda and a crushed aspirin for the ones at the surface and then to add Vick's Vapor Rub for the really deep ones. I am so looking forward to this working! All of your stories have given me hope as I too thought I was losing my mind and using the "my leg hurts" to explain away why I was walking with a limp. Thank God for the internet and the fact that people share their stories!!! I will be back to this site regularly for support for me and to give mine in return!
Replied by Apple2012
Beijing, China
11/22/2012
This website is amazing! I have just this week been diagnosed with HS. I have had the day off work today because I have not been sleeping properly in the knowledge that I have some terrible condition without cure! Fortunately I have slept a lot today and feel a little better. I'm so encouraged to read about turmeric and other solutions. My problem is that I'm an expat living in China and access to foods and products is often difficult. I'm going home to the UK at Christmas and intend to stock up! My question to the women out there with HS is does your condition appear to be linked to your periods? I have boils that appear in my armpits like clockwork with my monthly cycle. Does this happen to anyone else? Last year I was diagnosed with a Staph infection in my nose and the nasal cream Bactroban seemed to get rid of the problem. The Bactroban cream no longer works and I'm confused as to whether I have HS, a bacteria infection in my nose, or both! Thanks in advance for your replies. I'm trying really hard to stay positive with this diagnosis.
Replied by Ann
Montana
11/26/2012
Apple2012 from Bejing - Yes, definitely linked to my cycles!! Absolutely. I can't imagine life without turmeric. It's kept my HS essentially under control. I experiment with my use of turmeric. I at at least 1/8 teaspoon with black pepper to soup each time I eat it. Top ramen works for me- simple but true! & easy in a pinch. Warm milk with turmeric, black pepper, cinamon, cayenne, & honey is tasty & effective. I sprinkle it on eggs & avocados & experiment with anything I think it might blend with. I prefer eating turmeric with food rather than using capsules, personal preference, & it works well for me! Good Organic turmeric (I get mine in bulk spice section). If you try one brand that doesn't seem to do well don't give up, try another. Good luck!
Replied by Claudia
St. Louis, Missouri, Usa
05/19/2013
I am trying the Turmeric for the first time and will try to post my results. I have had HS for about 10 years. For those who try to pop the cysts.... Don't. It will make it worse and spread. You can have your doctor lance it and pack it which will be temporary. One thing that gave me temporary relief is a combination of Doxycylcline, Rifampin and Clydamycin lotion. Of course these are not natural, but it will give you relief for long periods of time, while you try the homeopathic remedies. See a good dermatologist to get them. The clyndamycin lotion applied at least twice a day will relieve that infernal itch. You can use it whenever you need to though. Advil at night help me to get the swelling down. I am praying that the turmeric will help me to eliminate the medications. Thanks for all the great postings here!


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