Painful, unsightly, chronic, and embarrassing are a few words to describe the suffering of those with Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS). Those who have this condition sometimes spend many years and thousands of dollars on doctors, drug therapies, and surgeries, often with less than satisfactory results. However, there are quite a few home remedies that can help and even heal the HS boils. The top remedy for HS is the spice turmeric, which is an anti-inflammatory herb. Other home remedies include dietary changes, applying warm compresses to the affected areas, taking soothing baths, and using zinc gluconate supplements.
Over the past decade, our Earth Clinic readers have shared hundreds of stories of their journey with HS, the natural remedies they have tried, and their joyful success stories. Readers also share their personal pain and victories in dealing with the emotional and relational challenges that come with this distressing condition.
Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) is a chronic skin disease that is often misdiagnosed. Small, pea-size lumps generally appear around the apocrine sweat gland areas, such as under the armpits, breasts, groin, inner thighs, and buttocks. These infected areas, which form clusters of abscesses, can swell to be quite large and very often painful.
This inexpensive spice is the most effective remedy for healing HS boils, according to dozens of our readers. Turmeric is used as an internal treatment. While many prefer to swallow turmeric capsules daily, you can also simply take 1 teaspoon of powdered organic 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. One Earth Clinic reader found that it was easiest taken with yogurt and through a straw. For those who prefer to use capsules, 2-4 capsules are taken 2-3 times daily.
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Many individuals who have been suffering with hidradenitis suppurativa have experienced some degree of success by making certain dietary changes. These changes include:
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Earth Clinic readers have found a number of things that will trigger an HS attack including:
Many remedies for HS can be found at your local drugstore, and quite inexpensively at that.
Mix ingredients together. Store in a jar. Apply to boils as needed. Because of the turmeric, this salve will stain and old clothes should be worn after applying it. For this reason, it may be best to apply this remedy at bedtime only.
Continuing reading below to see our extensive list of remedies, as reported from our readers. If you have tried a natural remedy for your HS, please be sure to share your story with others!