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Posted by Jennifer (Sacramento, California) on 09/22/2008

[YEA]  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.

Replied by Jennifer
Sacramento, CA
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.
Replied by Lita
Sanford, Fl
Jennifer: I am curious; did you take the pills or the powder? thank you.
Replied by Jennifer
Sacramento, Ca
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.
Replied by Karmala
Templeton, Ca
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.
Replied by Crudelia
London, Uk
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

Replied by Jennifer
Sacramento, Ca
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!
Replied by Ali
Long Beach, Ca
Do you know if it is ok to take turmeric while breastfeeding?
Replied by Lane
New York, Ny, Usa
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.
Replied by Mimi
Blackwood, Nj, Usa
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!!!!

Posted by Alene (SLC, UT) on 09/01/2008

[YEA]  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!

Posted by Joan (San Francisco, CA) on 09/01/2008

[YEA]  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.

Posted by Cara (Surrey, BC) on 08/29/2008

[YEA]  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

Posted by Melonie (Atlanta, Georgia USA) on 07/19/2008

[YEA]  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.

Replied by Kim
Westmont, IL
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.

Replied by Karon
Long Island, New York
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:

Replied by Jazzynhouston
Houston, Tx, Usa
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?

Posted by Binal (Edison, NJ) on 05/22/2008

[YEA]  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!

Replied by Phil
Lynbrook, NY
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

Posted by Bosslady (Youngstown, Ohio) on 02/13/2008

[YEA]  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.

Posted by Dorothy (Randallstown, MD) on 02/11/2008

[YEA]  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.

Posted by Missie (Wichita, Kansas) on 07/19/2007

[YEA]  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!

Posted by Nick (Vero Beach, Florida) on 05/16/2007

[YEA]  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.

Replied by Stefanie
Cape Girardeau, MO
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
Replied by Teresa
Visalia, CA
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   0  0   

Posted by Studentincalifornia (Oakland, Ca) on 09/25/2009

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  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

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Posted by Edie (Moundsville, Wv) on 03/27/2015

[YEA]  I came upon this site out of desperation looking for some help with the hydradenitis. I have been dealing with this for at least 30 years. I have only had a few at a time and sometimes none at all for a few years, I get them in my groin area and on the labia. I have only had really large ones on 3 occasions that sent me to the Dr.

Just a few weeks ago I developed a very large abscess that became about the size of a lime on the labia on left side. I called the Dr. and went in right away and was put in the hospital to run IV antibiotics. On day 2 it drained and he let me go home on day 3 with 2 different strong antibiotics. It went down to very small size but did not go away and I started to develop a smaller one on the left side.

So coming to this site and reading all that people were using I decided to start using the turmeric and zinc. Also using tea tree oil mixed with olive oil. I have to say that this seems to be working better than the antibiotics. They drained for a few days after starting this, now the drainage has stopped and they seem to be going away. I am taking 450 mg. of turmeric 3 times a day and 50 mg zinc twice a day. The tea tree oil I am applying after shower and then one or two times again during the day. I hope that they continue to go away and I don't have any more for a while anyway. Thank you for all the information and help. Glad to know that this is not a rare thing and lots of other people are going through this also. I did have four surgically removed 2 years ago and did not have any more for a while. But the ones that just came up have come back in the same places. So I guess the surgery wasn't that successful. Here's hoping that I continue to get better with the use of these supplements.

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Posted by Gettingbetter (Richmond, Va) on 08/17/2012

[YEA]  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:

  • -turmeric
  • -bathed with borax
  • -tea tree oil
  • -coconut oil
  • -neem oil
  • -zinc supplements
  • -salt water
  • -garlic
  • -honey
  • -iodine

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 :)

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Posted by Carla (Greenville, Nc) on 05/09/2010

[YEA]  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.

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Posted by Paula (Denver, Colorado) on 02/24/2010

[YEA]  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.

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