Hidradenitis Suppurativa
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Top Remedies for Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Honey and Cinnamon Poultice

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Posted by Mark (Dubai, Uae) on 09/04/2011
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Hi Guys,

I have had this disease from few years now & never bothered till the bumps & lumps got bigger & spreading with marks on my skin.... I got this disease all around my pubic hair....

I have found a remedy after trying nearly everything I read abt this diesease....

Try this and in a months time not only will you get rid of the marks & scars.... But it is the best remedy for this diesease....

No surgery needed.....

All you need is honey & cinnamon powder....

Yes thats it....

One tablespoon of honey & one half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder.... Mix them & make a paste...... Apply this all over your infected area & cover it with tissue.... Or any cloth leave it for three to four hours.... Do this preferably before you go to sleep.....

The best bit is it smells good & is good for ur skin as well.....

In one months time..... You are free from this chronic disease....

Good luck & be well...

Mark

Replied by Nicole
(New England)
09/20/2017

Hi Mark,

I noticed you wrote here years ago. Are you still in remission? Of everything I have read I am most intrigued by the cinnamon and honey treatment. I just started it. I am grateful to have found your post and would love to hear an update if you get this!

Nicole


HS Causes and Triggers

Posted by Jody (Davenport) on 02/12/2016

My 16 year old daughter a year ago got on the NEXPLANON birth control. That we think is been the same time she started to get boils. She gets them at last 1 a month. So big and bad that we have to take her to the E.R to have them drained and packed. We just learned of a name for her condition. I replied since I seen you are the one had a concern with birth control. They started on her lower back. 1 on her knee the rest under her arm pit. I have been searching since I finally got a name for this. Anyone heard of Emuaid Cream?

Replied by Ellie
(Md)
02/12/2016

The cream you mention is rather expensive. Have you considered turmeric for the boils? It is a very popular remedy on Earth Clinic for boils.

Did you get your daughter off birth control? If she is taking it to regulate her cycle, there are many good remedies for it.

Replied by Katzie
(Calgary)
02/12/2016

Hi there. I suffer from the same thing. I would suggest that you try Colloidal Silver on those boils. I use a Silver Gel on mine. I used to get them regularly , but I noticed something strange lately; the boils are getting smaller and smaller. So small, in fact, that the last boil was the size of 1/2 a pea! And after that paltry pathetic attempt at a boil, I haven't had one in months! Please give it a try. If you can't fine the gel, soak a cotton pad In Colloidal silver and then put a bandage over it. It won't take very long before your daughter finds blessed relief. Take care.


Hydrogen Peroxide

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Posted by Bill (Springfield, Ma) on 05/07/2012
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Let me be clear. I have had this problem for 13 years in my groin and armpits. I have tried everything under the sun, multiple anti biotics, different soaps, different vitamins, many topical oils and gels, and many other things.

Hydrogen peroxide is the only thing that works for me. It doesn't make it go away, but it reduces the pain to almost nothing. It also keeps the boils from recurring as frequently as they did before. Simply get a spray bottle, heat it in the microwave to where it's hot (Not intolerable) and then spray it on the afflicted areas once or twice a day.

I hope this helps!


Iodine

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Posted by Claudi0 (Spring Hill, Florida) on 02/19/2013
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After reading many of your remedies for underarm boils, I purchased a drawing salve and used it night and day for 4 days. It did not help at all. Next, decided to try colorless iodine. Sat the bottle in the bathroom next to the mirror and every time I went into the bathroom I applied more iodine. Within 24 hours the boil opened and started to drain and finally I was getting the relief I hoped for the pain. I continued using the iodine for the next day as a precaution and I'm happy to report it is totally gone. I've only had one other boil in my lifetime (I'm 66 years old) and that was in the genital area. I wish I had known about the iodine during that episode years ago.


L-Lysine

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Posted by Lysine! (Oh) on 06/28/2014
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I wanted to drop by and share my experience with anyone who is suffering with HS as I have for 30 years. I've tried just about every one of these treatments, all of which may have given me some relief, but I was still losing the battle. I consulted a friend of mine who has researched skin treatments thoroughly and he told me to go out and get Lysine. It's an amino acid and can be found at any good health food store. By his recommendations, I took 1000 mg twice a day for the first month. I could not believe the difference in just the first week. At the end of the month, I cut back to 500 mg twice a day and I only increase it if I feel like one is coming on. My friend told me that it had to do with two amino acids that need to be balanced in the body. I really don't care how it works, what I am ecstatic about is that it works! I wanted to share this with this group in hopes of helping as many who suffer from this condition as I know how painful and embarrassing it is. I'm not saying that this is a cure for anything, just that it was something that I tried that had amazing results for me. I hope it works for you!


Laser Hair Removal

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Posted by Ace (Vancouver, Bc) on 08/07/2011
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Since HS seems to be tied to the hair follicles, I am undergoing laser hair removal procedures - have completed 6 treatments, and have noticed a significant decrease/reduction in HS activity after the 4th or 5th treatment... Not cured, but a lot better!

Replied by Rose
(Toronto, Ontario)
08/29/2016

Can anyone tell me what TYPE OF LASER they think the poster from 2011 used as there are many different technologies?

L. Moses
(MN)
07/04/2022

I am African American. The only laser that penetrates the follicles for darker skin is an ND Yag Laser. That is more than sufficient if you are not AA.


Laser Therapy

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Posted by Matt (Nurnberg, Germany) on 10/07/2012
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Your ailment can now be treated and removed through a minimal invasive method, involving the use of laser technology. Unlike conventional treatments, this method allows for complete healing of all fistulas and dermoids, without the excision of the inflammatory tissue. There is no longer a need for massive tissue removal - which means no large wounds or fissures are created.

After an ultrasound examination of the tissue, the infected area is sealed off and confined using a surgical laser; the abscess is opened through two tiny laser incisions and removed. After removal, the laser beam is focused on the closed cavity. In this way the previously infected and inflamed area is disinfected and sterilized. In turn the laser beam causes the cavity to contract, reducing the vacant area significantly. A minor, post-surgical treatment of the external tissue is performed.

This minimal invasive procedure allows complete recover within 2-3 weeks.

Replied by Dahlia
(Cairo, Egypt)
10/10/2012

Hi Matt, Thank you for your post, are you sure this procedure really cures? Has this procedure actually been tried out and was it a success? does it last? how much does it cost in USD, can you give me the name of the hospital that performes this surgery please? I am sorry for all the questions but I am more than desperate. Please reply to my mail - dahlia. Flower(at)gmail.com - thank you in advance. Dahlia


Lemons, Probiotics

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Posted by Carolyn (Texas) on 10/16/2021
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Hidradenitis Suppurativa:

I cured mine with lemons and probiotics. Lemons take the pain away almost immediately and heals the bumps fast. Now I don't break out anymore. I'm guessing the lemon dries up the pores. But I can tell you how wonderful the lemons made the pain better. I tried all the medical stuff that didn't do anything. Good luck


Lysine

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Posted by Monique (New York) on 12/28/2015
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Try Lysine capsules. The seem to work for me. I take two 500mg capsules, twice a day during the time I'm having issues with my Hidradenitis Supperativa. And one 500gm capsule, twice a day when im not having issues. You can purchase them at a health food store.

Let me know if it helps.


Magnesium Oil, Black Tea

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Posted by Mary (Wi) on 05/11/2017
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Chronic Hidradenitis Suppurativa:

In the Ted's Q&A I found a reference to MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE and BLACK TEA. This is the most effective combo I have found for HS but I do not see it referred often.

Magnesium Oil is available at health stores and online. It can be painful, but it works for me esp early in a breakout.

Black tea, applied via cotton round pad after the oil, with frequent applications, is soothing for the pain and seems to remove the heat and pressure.

Turmeric ( drink with black pepper for absorbtion), tea tree oil, and diet changes also help.

A note on gluten: there are different types of wheat with different protiens all of which are gluten. It gets complicated. I found some breads are ok, but pasta and pretzels are not ok for me.

Depending on hormone levels some "safe" foods turn into trigger foods.

Nightshades effect me * depending on the freshness of the nightshade*. I can eat potatoes that are not sprouting yet, but old potatoes are triggers. I don't eat chips for this reason.

Short version: Black Tea and Magnesium oil (same as magnesium chloride), see Ted's Q&A.


Medications

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Posted by Ana (Las Vegas, Nv) on 10/20/2010

I went to my surgeon yesterday who says there's nothing else he can do for me. If that wasn't a big enough blow to my mental state after suffering with HS for years, he also prescribed me some antibiotics that I am weary about taking. The first is Cleocin and the other is Rifampicin. I have read the literature on both and the side effects are scary to say the least. Does anyone have any information about these drugs and their use for HS? I am already suffering with depression from everything I've been through over the years with this disease so I'm wondering if I am needlessly worried about these drugs. Can anyone help?

Replied by Ace
(Vancouver, Bc)
03/03/2012

Get a food allergy test (from a naturopath). People with HS tend to have food sensitivities (due to weak immune systems)... Trust me - it changed my life."

I can not say it enough times on here - it is the CURE and will change your life!! Take out what your body can't digest and you will be back to normal!!!

I would like to help as many ppl as possible who have had this horrible disease -I have this horrible disease for 3-4 years.... And I have now finally overcome it and am now living a "normal" life once again!!!

This MESSAGE needs to BE SPREAD to ALL HS SUFFERERS!!!


Medications
Posted by Reena (East Hanover, NJ) on 02/06/2009
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Worked Temporarily
WORKED TEMPORARILY

antibiotics and cortisone shots to the infected area only help somewhat - no cure exists (had it 46 years) I've been cut and had drains on and off for 46 years - I have found that washing with TRIAZ (a prescription liquid soap) works in fighting the bacteria that flourishes in the groin and armpit areas - the only natural remedy that helps me is the ocean and sun - thanks for all the info in this website.

Replied by Mover2
(Texas)
05/14/2012

I have HS, sounds like a AA meeting. Currently on Spiroluctane, and two antibiotics. Started clearing right way day number 6 and still clearing. My doctor thinks I might have to stay on Spiro for awhile. I just want to shave my armpits again.


Mercurius Vivus (Homeopathic)

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Posted by Ana (Las Vegas, NV) on 02/19/2009

Mercurius Vivus as a HS remedy:

I was diagnosed with HS about 5 years ago. I've tried just about everything you could imagine to keep it "in check" since there is supposedly no cure. I've had them lanced, surgically removed, month after month of antibiotics, special soaps and salt baths, etc...I recently found a homeopathic site that mentioned the use of Mercurius Vivus as a remedy. Has anyone heard of this? I've gone to several sites looking for infomation on this but they all seem to say the exact same thing. Nothing about side effects (since we all know mercury can be toxic). I know most homeopathic treatments use such small amounts of these compounds that there is very little chance of adverse reactions but...

It sounds like it could work. I bought the pills from the Seacoast Vitamin site; they are very inexpensive, but I would still like to know the pros or cons of taking them before I start the interesting regimen. (dissolve 5 pills under your tongue 3 times a day until condition resolves) I thought that was different. :) Thanks in advance for any help. Everyone hang in there; we are definitely not alone in this.

EC: Interesting article about Mercurius Vivus here: http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_g2603/is_0005/ai_2603000520

Replied by Ana
(Las Vegas, NV)
04/09/2009
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Well I tried the Mercurius Vivus that I spoke of earlier. I took the pills as instructed on the bottle; 5 tablets 3 times a day, so the bottle only lasts about 7 days. I didn't purchase more because there was no real effect on the HS. Also I had a dull aching headache that interestingly went away when I stopped taking the pills. So in short; it didn't work for me. I am now trying the Turmeric. Hopefully I will get some relief. Next step is surgery so I'm praying something will help soon.

Replied by Mp
(Phoenix, Az)
09/23/2009

I am a Naturopathic Doctor and a Homeopath. Homeopathy is prescribed according to unique symptoms and is very specific and individualized. You cannot take a remedy prescribed to another person and expect it to work the same way. There are hundreds of remedies and several people with the same diagnosis could express their disease differently and each be given a different remedy that works. Therefore, I recommend going to a homeopath if you are interested in trying homeopathy and let them do the prescribing.

Replied by Ana
(Las Vegas, Nv)
10/14/2010

I have posted on this site several times now. I had a visit to my derm July 1st and was admitted to the hospital for another blood infection. They did a CT and found that the abscess had made it all the way to my thigh muscle. The next morning I had surgery. I have had 3 surgeries since July 2nd. As horrible as the surgery is, the pain afterwards is far less painful than the HS itself. All he did was open every boil and tunnel, left them open and had me start taking Vitamin A. I am due for a 4th surgery but I am putting it off for a bit so I can recoup from the other 3 surgeries. Don't get me wrong, it is far from anything I would willingly do to myself but it's a necessary evil. I will eventually have to have reconstructive surgery to get things back to "normal" but that is still way out in the future. The surgeon thinks it may take up to a year of surgeries to get all of them taken care of before a plastic surgeon will take over. Again, not a fun surgery and it is disfiguring but a lot less painful than the disease itself and the surgeries are working. Air and vitamin A seem to be the best result I have had so far and I have tried everything imaginable. My prayers go out to everyone suffering with HS.


MSM

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Posted by Vivian (Cedar Rapids, Ia) on 02/26/2014
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I have posted previously on this topic and I have been suffering from HS for 12 years. It has increasingly gotten worse as I have gotten older. It go to the point where I had two spots on my inner thighs that were almost constantly abscessed. It was so painful and really got in the way of my normal life activities.

I have tried almost every remedy on this site with little results, aside from turmeric, which really only slowed the rapid growth of the massive infections.

I hit my limit one day and went to a natural foods store with a very long list of things I was going to try from this site. I ended up speaking to the owner of the store who asked what I was dealing with. I reluctantly told him, because as you know, it is very embarrassing. He immediately said it sounded like a Ph issue and recommended organic sulfur (MSM).

I started taking 1 tsp in water morning and night. I felt the pain had started to go away the first night. By the third day I could lightly pinch the abscess, which was quite large, with almost no pain. I would have been excruciating before. By the end of the week it was shrinking and COMPLETELY gone by two weeks. It is nothing short of amazing. I can have a normal life again.

It has been almost a year and I have had only one issue, only because I quit taking it regularly. I felt a little Pain on my inner thigh and felt a hard lump under the skin about the size of a pencil eraser. I didn't immediately panic and get upset. I started taking the organic sulfur again and in two days I can't feel it anymore.

It was very expensive in the store, but I found 4xs the amount on Amazon for half the price. My fiance and I have been taking it regularly, for the most part and have seen our allergy symptoms dramatically decrease, he has started regrowing hair, and reduce sinus infections.

It is recommended to buy the powder, not capsules, because anti-caking agents inhibit its results. Don't eat or drink anything for about 10 minutes after and don't mix it with anything but water. It is kind of bitter and doesn't taste very good. I noticed it tastes much better if I mix it in hot or very warm water and it dissolves right away.

Please try it and let everyone know how it works for you. I went to the doctor many times over the years and NOTHING helped. I have had many abscesses lanced and packed and it is awful. I didn't want to post to early as not to raise anyone's hopes. But I am more than sure now.


MSM
Posted by Vivian (Cedar Rapids, Ia) on 03/14/2013
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I have posted previously on this topic and I have been suffering from HS for 12 years. It has increasingly gotten worse as I have gotten older. It go to the point where I had two spots on my inner thighs that were almost constantly absessed. It was so painful and really got in the way of my normal life activities.

I have tried almost every remedy on this site with little results, aside from tumeric, which really only slowed the rapid growth of the massive infections.

I hit my limit one day and went to a natural foods store with a very long list of things I was going to try from this site. I ended up speaking to the owner of the store who asked what I was dealing with. I reluctantly told him, because as you know, it is very embarassing. He immediately said it sounded like a Ph issue and recommended organic sulfur (MSM).

I started taking 1 tsp in water morning and night. I felt the pain had started to go away the first night. By the third day I could lightly pinch the absess, which was quite large, with almost no pain. I would have been excruciating before. By the end of the week it was shrinking and COMPLETELY gone by two weeks. It is nothing short of amazing. I can have a normal life again.

It has been almost a year and I have had only one issue, only because I quit taking it regularly. I felt a little Pain on my inner thigh and felt a hard lump under the skin about the size of a pencil eraser. I didn't immediately panic and get upset. I started taking the organic sulfur again and in two days I can't feel it anymore.

It was very expensive in the store, but I found 4xs the amount on Amazon for half the price. My finace and I have been taking it regularly, for the most part and have seen our allergy symptoms dramatically decrease, he has started regrowing hair, and reduce sinus infections.

It is recommended to buy the powder, not capsules, because anticaking agents inhibit its results. Don't eat or drink anything for about 10 minutes after and don't mix it with anything but water. It is kind of bitter and doesn't taste very good. I noticed it tastes much better if I mix it in hot or very warm water and it disolves right away.

Please try it and let everyone know how it works for you. I went to the doctor many times over the years and NOTHING helped. I have had many absesses lanced and packed and it is awful. I didn't want to post to early as not to raise anyone's hopes. But I am more than sure now.



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