Hidradenitis Suppurativa
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Top Remedies for Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Botox

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Posted by S (Alpharetta, GA) on 04/30/2009
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I have been struggling with HS for quite a few years, but recently I had BOTOX injections in my armpits that has provided me relief ever since. My doctor told me that the effect will last for around a year and then i might need another round. Initial results are very good. Good luck.


Burdock Root

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Posted by Dan (Rochester, Mn ) on 07/23/2015

Patients with severe HS tend to have low iron and can easily become anemic. Recent research is beginning to discover there seems to be a connection between inappropriate amino acid metabolism in relation to particular classes of digestive bacteria. While it's not definitive and more research needs to be done this would suggest a high protein diet as a source of iron may actually worsen symptoms. I would instead suggest increasing iron through a source such as curly dock seed.

Replied by Kelly
(Ohio)
04/03/2022

I have HS and I also have low iron. hmmm..Thank you!!


Burdock Root
Posted by Rebecca (North Carolina) on 07/02/2015
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I have suffered with HS since I had a surgery that put me into peri menopause 5 years ago. I have been taking Tumeric for prevention and it works somewhat - I recently read that Burdock Root (capsule form) is a blood cleanser and can help with detoxifying the skin. I have only been taking for a few weeks and have seen a vast improvement (although it does promote sweating). I also want to share that I get Magnesium gel caps, punch a hole in it and squeeze out the contents, I use this as a topical when the HS is red and inflamed - instant relief and reduces the lump overnight. It's messy but works - I have yet to find a topical magnesium cream. I do hope one day there will be a cure!


Burdock Root
Posted by Michelle (Chicago, IL) on 03/21/2009
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Hidradenitis Suppurativa cure:

one thing that can cure your Hidradenitis Suppurativa is Burdock root. Take Burdock root for 3 months ( 3 times daily) and then stop for 3 months, then repeat... you will not have any problems anymore. Eat lots of read meat ( Burdock may lower iron), lots of fatty fish, limit dairy (once again because of iron absorption) and fruit + vegies. WORK OUT A LOT

Laugh a lot
live well

Michelle

Replied by Tonya
(Dallas, Tx)
03/24/2009

Is Burddock root in a pill that I can buy from the store?

Replied by Geralyn
(Milwaukee, Wisconsin,USA)
04/07/2009

I know that Burdock Root comes in capsule form. I have bought it at the health food store. Hope this helps.
Have a great day

Replied by Leanne
(Baltimore, Md)
12/21/2014
5 out of 5 stars

Thank God for this site and for your post, Michelle! After trying so many suggestions (Tumeric, baking soda, drawing salve, etc.) Burdock root tablets have succeeded in helping my HS! I have no angry red lesions for the first time in 3 years!

That said, this isn't a complete cure. You need to figure out if you have a food intolerance (mine are excess sugar and corn) and drastically reduce those/that food in your diet. Looking into leaky gut syndrome may also be helpful (I swear by acv, kefir, and probiotics. My stomach has never been this happy). Best of luck to everyone! So encouraged and thankful to have found this site!

Replied by Jennifer
(AL)
10/14/2020

Mine too. Specifically corn and sugar. Going to try this ASAP.


Calcium Bentonite Clay, Epsom Salt Baths

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Posted by Claire (Brisbane, Australia) on 11/18/2009
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HS: In my experience calcium bentonite clay compress draws out inflammation, soothes and accelerates healing process. Combine with epsom salt baths.


Calendula Oil

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Posted by Evelyn (New York) on 11/17/2021
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Calendula oil is the only remedy I know of that can clear up HS on a permanent basis. I read about this remedy in an obscure old homeopathy book and it worked perfectly. I mixed mine with about 1/3 castor oil to enhance absorption and further purify and detox my skin. I was lazy about applying it--maybe every other day--but it STILL worked perfectly.


Calendula Oil, Turmeric

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Posted by Susan (League City, Texas) on 07/19/2012
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Hi, I just had to share some of the success I have found in managing this chronic ailment. I have increased my tumeric to 2000 mg, split morning and evening, lost some weight, clean areas with, the female wipes, apply emu oil, here is the kicker, Calendula Oil. I saw the recipe on Martha, but if you don't want to wait for the 4 weeks of infusion. I did buy a bottle, 29$ for like 8 ounces. I got it from farmaesthetics. I went on amazon and got dried Calendula petals, and made my own. I hope my batch turns out well, it comes out of the pantry on Sunday. I am Loving It!! Hope this benefits others that struggle every day like I do. Take Care


Chlorophyll and Hydrogen Peroxide

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Posted by Ds (Southern California) on 07/06/2018
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Chlorophyll and Hydrogen Peroxide for Boils/Hidradenitis Suppurativa

I had trouble with genital boils for several years. It turns out they were caused by hidradenitis suppurativa. I also had a recent bout with cellulitis on my calf; that was fixed by green smoothies. Earth Clinic is my go-to for any health issue, so I've tried the turmeric, which worked the first few times but made my stink worse.

Because of the odor from boils, I used tea tree oil during showers and also applied it before dressing. It smelled great, but that didn't reduce or drain anything.

Chronic body odor and halitosis were the reason I started taking chlorophyll. They have somewhat improved since I replaced the liquid version with the gelcaps, surprisingly. Since chlorophyll fights staph, my new breakouts are small and painless even if I have starches or sweets. They also heal quickly. My memory and stamina are also improved.

I still had awful, dark scars from the cellulitis. I've had melasma on my chin for years, too. Someone here recommended hydrogen peroxide for acne scars, so I tried it. The cellulitis scar is fading, and it's only been about a week. I also use it on my elbows and knees. One elbow is showing marked improvement.

Here's the kicker. Earlier this week, I tried the peroxide on those chronic boils before bed because of intense itching. Yes, I worried that it would burn, but it didn't. They were greatly reduced in the morning. Generally, they would be painful to wash during bathing. Not anymore! Today is day four or five, and, as happened yesterday, I had a normal shower without pain. This time, I put some on the boils after the shower, and I expect they'll only improve. I'll continue putting peroxide on them at bedtime.

I also take ACV for hot flashes, high blood sugar, high blood pressure, and Type 2 diabetes.

Thank you, Father! Thank you, Deirdre Layne! Thank you, Earth Clinic!


Coconut Oil, Apple Cider Vinegar

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Posted by Gavin (Manganui, Northland, New Zealand) on 04/10/2013
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Im reporting back on a boil that ive had reacuring on my back since last sepember, it flared up again so for three days I began putting a blob of coconut oil on a dressing and pushed it into the boil and left it there for twenty four hours, Then changed the dressing, every twenty four hours thereafter.. The third day I put some Apple Cider Vinegar on the coconut oil, it absorbed a certain amount, and used this for the next seven days, I knew the Apple Cider Vinegar was in the coconut oil because the bloody discharge although just a spot or two was black, (it turns blood black).. After about ten days. (Yesterday) the area was flat and no discharge, in fact it looks normal. I'll keep it up for a few days longer just to be on the safe side. The coconut oil by itself seems to work but the Apple Cider Vinegar is a logical boost, as it cures so many things on the surface. I think the coconut oil acts as a carrier for the acv. But it needs a few days constant application to work its way down to the root of the infection.

I dont know whether this was HS but the symptoms seem to sugest it was. If any one seems to get a recuring boil it might be worth a try and would be greatfull for another person reporting back on its efficacy.

The dressing was just clean absorbent toilet tissue, with eclectric tape top and bottom with a strip down the middle to stop the oil coming through onto clothing. Changed every 24 hours.


Colloidal Oatmeal

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Posted by Carly (Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa) on 06/15/2013
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Colloidal Oatmeal as a symptomatic treatment for managing HS: Hi there, I am a 31 year old woman who has been suffering from HS for 17 years. I almost died from a drug resistant abscess on my right lung 21 years ago, I only survived because a lucky surgeon ripped my back open and removed the infected part of my lung. I am convinced that this lung abscess is connected to my HS. Anyway, you may want to try colloidal oatmeal as a symptomatic treatment. It's very effective at treating inflammation & has a soothing effect. You can either buy medical grade colloidal oatmeal (very expensive) or you can make your own by processing raw oats in your food processor (you need to get it to powder form, the finer the better). Put it in your bath or make a paste with purified water and apply as a skin masque or compress. As a bonus, it's also very effective against rosacea.


Colloidal Silver

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Posted by Diane (Tiger, Ga) on 07/18/2012
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My daughter is Down Syndrome and has had hidradenitis suppurativa since she started puberty. I had the usual doctors misdiagnosis this and one day I happen to mention it to a friend who was very knowledgable with herbs. I described what the condition looked like and he said it sounded like HS. He made a solution for me apply twice daily that contained collodial silver. The solution did wonders for the condition. She would still break out but the skin would sluff of and it would open and drain and she had practically no pain. But the best part was it stopped the scarring. When I ran out I went back to get a refill and he couldn't give it to me because they had stopped supplying him the C. S. I never knew all the ingredients in the solution and he closed up shop after 5 years doing this. He said he couldn't make a living. If anyone has heard of this and know how I can get this product again I would be very glad to hear from you.

All the DS girls I know suffer with this awful condition.

Replied by Kerry
(Victoria, Australia)
04/17/2016

I have been using colloidal silver for many years and I buy it from my local health food store. You can also buy it online now. Hope this helps.

Replied by Sandy
(Brisbane, Australia)
07/12/2017

Hi Diane

My daughter also has DS and HS. You mentioned that you know of other girls with DS who also have this HS condition - I'm interested to hear more if you know anything further of the correlation etc.

We have found HS is definitely a hormonal response to adolescence. Recently, her cycle has been all over the place together with those horrible emotional outbursts. We have removed all Gluten, Dairy, Sugar and Nightshades (tomatoes, capsicum, paprika, potatoes, eggplant etc). We have a daily protocol of organic turmeric capsules - 2 daily, VitC with Zinc, Fish Oils, Probiotics, tea tree oil on lesions twice daily and homeopathic remedies. We have reduced her outbreaks significantly now with only small lumps appearing during/prior to her cycle. These are reasonably manageable when seen early. But were looking to better this if not prevent.

I'm currently looking at a herbal mix here in Australia called Happy Hormones which helps regulate the androgen hormones - which we feel may be a large contributing factor in our situation.

I will definitely add Colloidal Silver to our mix . We can get it here in Australia in our Health Food Shops.

Thank you


Colloidal Silver
Posted by Linda (Fremont, Michigan) on 02/17/2009
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I have been diagnosed with HS and am greatful for all the comments out here--I will try the dial soap and tumeric, These sores are very painful ---I am currently changing my diet and dropping caffeine. Right now I could drink a whole pot of coffee--lol. Thanks for your help. I have tried colloidal silver, but nothing changed. Thanks Linda


Colloidal Silver
Posted by Carolina (Sto Dgo, Dom Rep) on 11/25/2008
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Hello, First of all, I want apologize for my English but I want give you my opinion.

I'm 32 years old and I'm suffering HS for 10 years, I had read and try every antibiotic, and some natural remedies, but my worse situation now is, My husband is starting with the problem in his testicles after he started to drink ACV to lose weight? and I feel terrible and I don't knew the HS could be contagious.

every month before my period I have the ball, I'm using with good result a silver gel, the name is "colloidal silver" help me a lot to calm and restructure the skin and the ball gone after 3 days.

I hope you can try the colloidal silver.
I have try a lot remedies but the ball coming 3 or 4 months later.

I'm feel crazy because if I'm depress, sad, worry, angry even excited or happy the ball coming up, I'm can't stand my hormonal disorder.

Please try the colloidal silver maybe can help you.

Carol

EC: "the ball" = large, recurring boil

Replied by Sarah
(Brisbane, Australia)
02/11/2009

Hi - just reading the above comment on your husband getting cysts similar to HS.

I've been an HS sufferer for many years now but this message rang an alarm bell as my husband is a testicular cancer survivor. PLEASE get the doctor to check his cysts to make sure it is not testicular cancer.

The doctor will be able to see right away if the cyst is a tumour or not.

HS is NOT contagious and his problem is unrelated so please don't feel guilty that you have given him something - you haven't.

I can't stress enough how common testicular cancer is in men or the necessity to have any lumps in the area checked. TS is a VERY fast cancer, but also one of the most survivable if you catch it fast.

Replied by Beanie
(Ontario, California)
04/18/2009

In respnse to the lady that has HS and her husband now has it too...I have suffered with HS for 14 years, and i had to diagnose it myself (then my doctor said "oh you are right...UGH). anyway, I recently learned that a friend of mine suffers from what sounded to be a similar condition; however, her doctors did something that mine have NEVER done, which is to culture the bacteria. Turns out that she actually has community-acquired MRSA, which IS contagious. Oddly, my husband had a lesion on his inner thigh a few months ago and "suggested" that I was contagious (jokingly, of course). Now I'm wondering if maybe my problem is CA-MRSA, not HS, and am going to have my dr. culture my wound next time I have a flare-up that becomes severe enough to need his attention. Anyway, just thought that in addition to prior comments, this might be a good thing to have checked out as well in case it is something contagious such as MRSA, since their presentations can sometimes look similar.

Replied by Kerry
(Queensland, Australia)
09/15/2009

I agree with you i was diagnosed with HS about 6yrs ago i have suffered with this for 10yrs i recently moved home and went to a new doctor about something unrelated (i gave up going to doctors about my HS along time ago) anyway i asked my new dc if the present condition could be related to my HS this dr took a swab and sent it away to be cultered the results have just come back today and i actually have MRSA! I'm happy and angry at the same time, that no other dr has ever done this when they have very similar symptoms im just hoping and praying now that the antibiotics i have recived today will put an end to this misery.

Replied by Kate
(Pensacola, Florida)
10/05/2009

I have been diagnosed with both MRSA and HS. The symptoms of the lesions are slightly different, so stopping treatment for one because you think all symptoms are caused by the other might make things worse. When I have had MRSA lesions, they occur anywhere (mostly my legs or face). If they do open or drain, the drainage is thick with a greenish tint, and sometimes you can see the infection beneath the skin. When the wound is completely cleaned of bacteria, there is a definite hole where the infection was. With the HS, the lesions are boils. Just wanted to let you know that it is possible to have both (as I do)so don't neglect your HS remedies if you have a flare-up of MRSA. The MRSA antibiotics don't help with the HS at all, or at least they didn't for me. And I wanted to say thanks for all the suggestions, I've never found a better place for info about HS.

Replied by Bb
(Hood River, Oregon)
09/14/2011

I just wanted to say that HS is NOT contagious. I have had HS for 36 years and I was married for 19 years and my husband never once had anything, my doctor also assured me that you can not pass HS so your husband had a different issue going on.

Replied by Kylie
(Queensland, Australia)
12/19/2017

I would have to agree HS is not contagious. My first relationship was 19 yrs in that time I gave birth naturally to two children neither of my children contracted this nor my ex. Current partner for nearly 8 years and he's safe too.


Colloidal Silver, Probiotic Spray +

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Posted by BevilNC (NC) on 05/07/2022
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HS, MRSA, Boils and other conditions

Some time back I posted about treating boils, and possible HS with DMSO and had amazing results. I had been in remission for quite some time now, a couple of years. Then recently in all of my most recent detoxing I started to have hints of odd bumps and things again in my groin and underarm areas. The only areas I have ever had any skin issues. My first thought was oh my body is detoxing out some stuff. Then last week one began to progress and became large and painful to the point I was having trouble moving my arm. I threw the kitchen sink at it.

Liposomal C and zinc, colloidal sliver, turmeric and pepper, Sulphur internally. I topically did DMSO, Iodine, Colloidal silver, nano zinc powder, Hydrogen peroxide, vinegar, alcohol, pulling salve and it continued to get worse. I was NOT wanting to go to a Doctor and end up on an antibiotic that would destroy years of trying to heal my system.

In desperation, I began to research again and came upon a YouTube Video I had never seen before of a young man named Connor Murphy. I watched his heartfelt and humble testimony about years of suffering from MRSA and the divine intervention that led him to cure it. I immediately went and got some Hibiclens and silver ointment, showered with the Hibiclens and put the silver on, and taped a gauze over it, within hours the pain was gone.

It never drained, it opened but no drainage and still a lump. I did this because I knew I had an active infection going that I had to get under control so the good bacteria could have a shot at getting a heads up on the bad bacteria. Then I did the unthinkable based on his knowledge.

I stopped washing with anything but water and I began to spray my body with liquid Probiotic spray several times a day. I even sprayed my hair after my showers. It has been 6 days and the swelling and inflammation have not returned.

I also have ZERO body odor in spite of it being in the 90's here and working outside in my garden daily sweating. I am now a believer and am actively cutting any remaining sources of sugars in my diet and have begun lacto-fermenting to get my gut as full of good bacteria as possible.

I purchased the Probiotic skin spray via amazon after seeing his video to get it quickly but I am now making my own. I took a quart size mason jar, added a couple of teaspoons of raw organic honey and dumped the contents of two critical care probiotic capsules into the jar, put the lid on and left it to sit on my counter for three days. I am now drinking it and using it as a body spray. This is a great way to save a lot of money on good quality probiotics as well because I can just grow the capsules in the liquid and quadruple what I paid for. I believe this young man was in fact led to his cure by a Higher Power and not only is it working but for the first time it makes sense.

The antibacterial soaps and bleach baths and all the anti-fungal anti-parasite stuff we are using is killing the bad stuff giving temporary symptom relief but also killing the good bacteria thus never allowing it to conquer the bad stuff and get the situation back in balance. Like the Hibiclens and silver salve, all these cleanses and anti-stuff solutions like DMSO, Hydrogen Peroxide and turpentine and Methlyene Blue are great for getting an active infection or health imbalance back under control but unless we fix the underlying biome so the body can balance and take back over then we are are all just kicking a can down the road. The only entity capable of a true cure is the body itself.


Colloidal Silver, Zinc, Apple Cider Vinegar

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Posted by Jess (Arizona, US) on 08/28/2014
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Hey there. After having my hormonal birth control....the devil's mirena...i started to get Hidradenitis Suppurativa. I take hot baths daily. I run a bath and add tea tree oil...then empty the tub and use a sulfur based soap *it says to let it dry* then I run the bath again as hot as I can stand and add bleach *probably too much bleach* but my skin has cleared up so much its incredible. I don't drink sweet drinks. Water only and coffee occasionally. I went from having 10-20 boils and lesions to just little specks that I'm guessing are scarring. I know it sounds like a lot but I was fed up. I also apply a sulfur cream, and tea tree oil directly to the spot. It's all super cheap. I spend less than $10 for all of it and it lasts a month. I only bathe like this 2 times a week...but I use tea tree oil and sulfur every day. Hope this helps :) oh...and I stay naked unless I absolutely need clothes...to keep dry...but I live in arizona...so it ain't no thang. LOL! Good luck!

Replied by Denise
(Tucson, Arizona)
06/05/2015

Thank you for sharing your experiences with this chronic condition. My husband had it and neatly list his life to it. One outbreak landed him in an ICU for six months. All three of my children inherited it and living in a sweltering desert, someone is always infected at any given time. Outside of surgery with steroids and antibiotics, we have never found any advice on how we can control and or prevent outbreaks. Thank you. God bless and heal you.

Replied by Erica
(Oh)
01/04/2017

I was reading your comment about HS. What is a sulfur cream?

Replied by Chiquitta
(Oh)
03/27/2018

So you sit in the bleach water?



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