Hidradenitis Suppurativa
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Top Remedies for Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Posted by Jerika (Detroit, MI) on 05/12/2008
4 out of 5 stars

Hidradenitis suppurativa: hello everyone, i'm back with more suggestions on how to help this annoying painful skin disease. I've decided to try a colonic, I realize that with our fiberless, and nutrient lacking diets that our immune systems and internal health could be contributing to this disorder. The buildup of toxins over the years from not fully expelling fecal material could be causing our immune systems not to properly perform, therefore allowing skin disorders such as acne, hs, anemia from malabsorption of nutrients, fatigue, insomnia, and so many other health problems.

A healthy diet free from refined sugars, and processed foods, and plenty of water could only help this disorder. I'm guilty of terrible eating habits and smoking which could only be contributing to this problem. I strongly believe that a colonic which is like an intense enema rids our body of old fecal material, parasites, and toxins that have built up in the colon over the years from unhealthy eating habits, I think that colonics and a drastic change in eating habits can drastically make a difference in the severity of hs.

I think that antibiotics and surgery are only a bandaid to the true cause of hs. Getting to the root of the problem is the only way to pinpoint the cause of hs. I wil try the colonic and make healthy diet choices and let you know the outcome as soon as I see results. I hope that someone suffering with hs as i have over the years will read this and give others ideas on what worked for them, take care and god bless.

Turmeric, Tea Tree, Dial
Posted by JERIKA (CHARLOTTE, NC) on 05/11/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Re: hidradenitis suppurativa. I've had the disorder since I was 22 and i'm 30 now. I was just officially diagnosed last year. Long story short i've had an area the size of a mini golf ball near my labia, you can imagine the pain, they have been lanced and drained only to return. It's gotton worse over the years, it started out as one large area on the left labia and now i have areas that affect both sides of my entire groin. Lately i've been cleasing the area with dial antibacterial soap, old fashioned yellow bar. 2 times/day, follwed by a few drops of tea tree oil, i also take 2 300mg tumeric tablets daily. When i feel a flare-up coming i take one alleve which prevents a full blown flare up. I suggest trying a variety of treatments and would advise staying away from antibiotics, they don't work.there are sites which i'm not allowed to name that guarantee a cure that are all natural, i would suggest choosing the one that gives you the ingredients of their product only. Don't let this disorder discourage you. It can be maintained. I can't stress this enough surgery and antibiotic therapy don't work, use natural herbal remedies for this disorder. I've had surgery only for the boil to return in the exact same spot. I'm a rn and i see so many of my patients think that surgery and antibiotics are the only answer. Please continue to research and find natural cures and lifestyle changes that can manage this annoying skin disorder.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda, Epsom Salts
Posted by Vicki (Apple Valley, MN) on 04/15/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I have suffered with Hidradenitis Suppurativa for about 10yrs the doctors constantly cut, drain and pack the absesses and they have also had me on 3 different antibotics daily. well I got a severe reaction to them and decided to try a more natural path and it is working I take the acv/ bs dring daily also soak in the bathtub 2x per day with 1 cup epsom salt and 3 drops tea tree oil one day then the next I use 1 cup of powderd dreft with the 3 drops of tea tree oil I also eat tons of garlic and take lot's of vitamins

General Feedback
Posted by John (Corpus Christi , Texas, USA) on 03/16/2007
5 out of 5 stars

Hiradenitis Suppurativa 1) Stop using any form of Spray on or Roll on Deoderant. Clean with soap and water in Shower (Not Bath). Use a Stick -Type of Deoderant ( and Make Sure No One Else Uses It). Make Sure that you Dry Off very good Before you apply anything and use a Different Towel after Each Shower. If Redness Persists after you have done this, Use Hydrogen Peroxide on the Affected Areas after Shower. Then use Corn Starch on them to keep them Dry. If the condition does not fade or disappear within one week, Go Directly to your Doctor.

General Feedback
Posted by Darlene (Berea, KY,usa) on 04/14/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I suffered from Hidradenitis Suppurativa about 3 years ago, in fact one sore under my arm got to the size of a baseball and my physician did an in office procedure to open it up, and if that did not work I would have had to go to a surgeon for the final draining, fortunately that worked. I swore I would not have that happen again, so I did some research. The problem seems to be linked with a skin surface yeast infection, occurring in the areas that tend to stay moist ( underarms , under the breasts, and around the groin area) so I have taken steps to treat it like a yeast infection with perfect success.

1. Stop using roll on, or stick antiperspirant. the repeated contact while infected only serves to reinfect you when you get clear, plus antiperspirant tends to clog the pores trapping the infection inside. So using a pump spray deodorant such as FDS is much more effective during the treatment.
2. Do not use antibacterial soap it actually kills the naturally occurring good bacteria that helps keep yeast infections in check.
3.Twice daily massage natural live bacteria yogurt on these areas like you would a lotion. (note: use unsweetened,unflavored natural yogurt for this, otherwise it is a sticky mess.)(you can also use an over the counter yeast infection vaginal cream for this if you prefer.)
4. Shower Daily taking care to thoroughly wash, and dry prone areas.
5. start a regimen of turmeric to help cleanse from the inside out.

Do this for 10 days and you can virtually say goodbye to Hidradenitis Suppurativa. I did all this myself and have been clear for 2 years, I have also recommended this to others with the same problem and they have also had excellent results. Even after they have repeatedly had doctors draining their sores and putting them on massive antibiotics for years.They are finally clearing up the problem.

Deodorant Connection
Posted by Chris (paris, texas) on 08/11/2007
5 out of 5 stars

i used to get horrible boils (golf ball to baseball size) under my arm pits. i had a doctor suggest that i may have a condition known as (http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hidradenitis-suppurativa/DS00818) Hidradenitis Suppurativa, he said this was incurable. i do not believe in incurable conditions. After lots of research and a trip to a local allergy specialist i found that was actually allergic to aluminum zirconium, a very common ingredient in antiperspirants (see http://health.howstuffworks.com/question627.htm for more information) i switched to an antiperspirant withouts actually allergic to aluminum zirconium and the boils stopped.
My allergy Dr. told me that alot of people actually get misdiagnosed with Hidradenitis Suppurativa because of boils in the armpit when all that is wrong with them is their choice of antiperspirant. i also want to point out that i have seen this ingredient listed on several feminine hygiene products for moisture control.

Deodorant Connection
Posted by Jackie (Chicago, IL) on 09/01/2007
5 out of 5 stars

Hi. I wrote in last month about the wonders of baking soda for underarm body odor. Well I still agree that it's a great remedy, however I had a side effect that I wanted to share. A few days ago I shaved and after getting out of the shower, put baking soda under my arms. I guess I had knicked an area because it hurt like crazy after the baking soda hit it. That night, I started to feel shooting pain in the same area... it lasted all night. The next morning, still in pain, I looked in the mirror at my armpit and discovered a big ole boil forming. I am guessing that a chunk of baking soda got in and irritated the area. Knowing how great turmeric is for cysts and boils, I immediately went and got some warm water and put a teaspoon of turmeric in it and chugged it down. The shooting pain stopped in about 3 hours and the next day the boil was half the size. 2 days later it is gone. My suggestion is not to apply baking soda to your armpits if you have knicked them while shaving! I continue to use the b.s. but haven't had any more inflammation in that area.

Bach Flower Remedies
Posted by Sylvie (Ottawa, Canada) on 11/03/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I have suffered from HS for 30 yrs and have tried all doctors have to offer alternative remedies for relief. Bach (origional flower remedies)Rescue Remedy in spray or liquid..on boils and absesses 4-5 times daily. When caught early it resorbs/when in full "bloom" it helps drain and heal. I find myself craving Indian and Morocan food lately..will try the Tumeric remedy.

Tea Tree Oil
Posted by Tina (Indianapolis, IN) on 12/28/2007
5 out of 5 stars

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

Black Onion Seeds
Posted by Ash (Bolton, Lancashire, UK) on 02/14/2008
5 out of 5 stars

my daughter is 9yrs old, she is suffering from painfull boils and swollen lumph in a groin area for the last 2 yrs . dermatologist has told us two months ago that she has Hidradenitis Suppurativa and there is no cure for this disease. she is on anitbioitc but believe me it doesnt help.

few weeks ago i read in a book about " black onion seeds" Tiny and black seeds of the nigella plant. in hindi and urdu it calls [kalonji] if you search on the google you will find more information about it. easily can buy from asian shops or buy online.

believe me her boils and swollen lymp nearly gone now.there is no new boil appear for the last few week. and i also give her turmeric powder as well it helps for wounds definately.

1: half tea spoone of "black onion seeds" with water everyday. before breakfast would be better.
2: turmeric powder,half tea spoone with water any time in a day.
3: drink atleast 8 glass of water.
4: try to eat healthy food and fruits instead of oil or fried food.
i m reffering this email to Charlene from Hope Mills, NC.

please believe on "black onion seeds" and try it ..it should work.atleast try 1 or 2 months.
i would be greatfull if i get a feed back.

i saw my daughter how she suffers and i can understand how much people r in pain ..please try black onion seeds..

thank u very much