Last Modified on Jul 04, 2015
As a particularly progressive condition, it is often difficult to find a treatment that works effectively for hidradenitis supparativa. However, we have discovered a new treatment that will help you get your life and mainly your healthy skin back. Turmeric is an age-old medical treatment that has been used for treating a number of different conditions and is just as effective for treating HS.
What Is Hidradenitis Suppurativa?
Hidradenitis suppurativa, also known as HS, is a chronic skin condition that is related to acne. However, the condition is typically considered inverse acne. The condition is characterized by the presence of pea- to marble-sized lumps that form beneath the skin. The lumps typically form in areas in which the skin rubs together such as the armpits, groin, between the buttocks, and under the breasts.
The condition can be particularly painful and even embarrassing. Lumps are often painful and eventually break open draining a foul-smelling puss. The condition often begins after puberty and progresses or worsens with time.
How Does Turmeric Help?
One of the most important factors for treating HS is early diagnosis. The sooner the condition is identified, the sooner it can be treated. In any case, however, turmeric is an effective treatment option. The spice functions to naturally eradicate the underlying cause of the condition and to soothe and heal the skin.
How turmeric works:
Turmeric is a potent spice with powerful medicinal properties. Turmeric contains an active compound known as curcumin. This compound functions as an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial agent as well as a regulatory compound. As such, turmeric relieves the inflammation associated with HS, helps to eliminate any associated bacteria, and balances the hormones in the body to successfully treat the condition.
How to use turmeric:
Turmeric is used as an internal treatment. While you may prefer turmeric capsules, you can also simply take 1 teaspoon of powdered turmeric in 1/4 cup of water three times a day. You may also want to try diluting the turmeric in warm almond, rice, or regular dairy milk.
Keep reading below to for tips from our readers who successfully used turmeric to heal HS boils.
|BETTER BUT NOT CURED (6)||13%|
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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).
|BETTER BUT NOT CURED (6)||13%|
|SIDE EFFECT (1)||2%|
[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.
[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!
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
03/25/2013Posted 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 Melissa
08/11/2013Posted 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.Posted by Hania (Houston, Tx) on 10/26/2011
[YEA] 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 Tasha (Woodbridge, Va) on 08/15/2011
[YEA] 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