Hidradenitis Suppurativa

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Ichthammol for HS

Hippy dude (Los Angeles CA ) on 12/29/2023
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Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Depends on a location but dub the "thick" paste of ichthammol over the boil little bit bigger than the size of boil itself and put gauze over it and tape it up worked for me.
You can mix with itchamol & Neosporin 50/50 too , also you can apply iodine first then dry it and apply that itchamol & Neosporin over if you want.

Replace the gauze and re apply itchamols thick and generously then cover it with gauze again and tape it up. About 4 days and all the pus comes out & sticks to the gauze.

Get an itchamol in a jar for the horse. Because you gonna need it.

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Coconut Oil for Hidradenitis Suppurativa Boils

Amy (Derby england) on 06/14/2023
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Since I started puberty I've suffered with boils under my armpits and in my groin area.

I've gained significant weight over the last two years and this led to my armpits becoming much worse. I was at a point where I would have at least 5 boils at any one time around my armpit area.
Around 3 months ago I started to apply cold pressed coconut oil onto my armpit skin once or twice a week. I initially started because I'd heard it was anti bacterial and honestly I just wanted to take away some friction.

Within a week I noticed my armpits looked less angry, and I wasn't developing new boils as quickly as "normal". And within a month my boils were down to almost nothing. I'm still like that now. I'll get maybe one or two a month, my scarring seems to be fading too, and I have less than half the blackheads I had when I started.

For the first summer in a long time I can wear cami tops, and short sleeve dresses without being embarrassed.
I haven't tried the Apple Cider Vinegar but I'll defo give that a go when next I get a boil and will update.
I'd 100% recommend coconut oil to anyone. I know it probably won't work for everyone but for me it's been an absolute game changer!

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Colloidal Silver, Probiotic Spray + for Hidradenitis Suppurativa Boils

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.

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B12 Cured Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS)

Bee (Tampa, FL) on 01/18/2022
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I have several auto-immune conditions, one of which is Hidradenitis Suppurativa. I manage all of them by monitoring my diet. Over the years I have found several things to ease the HS but by far the best was just avoiding nightshades and other trigger foods. I found citric acid to be especially problematic. It was no fun avoiding my favorite foods like mashed potatoes or tomatoes, but I did so in order to achieve clear skin. Then one day I came across an old book called, "The Ultimate Healing System" where the author mentioned something I hadn't heard before. The author stated that if someone has a "sensitivity" to a food, there is usually an antidote for it, which is typically a deficiency. Meaning, that the "sensitivity" would be reversed if one corrects the deficiency. So I began to focus instead on making sure I was consuming all vitamins my body needed. I am unable to take anything, not even supplements, on a daily basis otherwise my body tends to become sensitive to that item.

So I started with taking a B complex supplement that contained about 100 mcg of B12, every other day (making sure to take only supplements with limited amounts of "extra" ingredients). I saw some improvements in my overall autoimmune symptoms. But when I went to get my B12 levels checked with my doctor, they were found to still be in the 400s range, which is not optimal at all. He recommended I take a higher B12 dose.

So I purchased a B12 supplement that contained 2,000 mcg per capsule. I began take 3 capsules per week (one on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays). I continued with my regular B complex on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. A couple weeks after beginning this regimen with the added higher B12, I noticed I was no longer breaking out at all. I tested this by going for Mexican food and had enchiladas drenched with tomato sauce. No reaction. A few days later I ate mashed potatoes. Again no reaction. Since then I have eaten nightshades so many times with no reaction! The HS was gone!

I decided to stop the B12 for a week to see what would happen when I ate nightshades. The breakouts returned. I started the B12 again, and my skin cleared pretty quickly. I googled to see if there was a connection between B12 and HS and I did find one small study where someone's HS was cleared with higher doses of B12.

Anyway, I wanted to share this to hopefully help someone. Raise your B12 levels and other vitamins and minerals to optimal levels and you will see a marked improvement in your symptoms.

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Turmeric Helping Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Varun (Bangalore, Karnataka) on 12/25/2021

Hi All,

Even I was diagnosed with HS (Hidradenitis Suppurativa) in Dec, it basically started in under my left arm with lumps and the pain is real.. Then doctor did perform local incision and removed it and it was all good for a week and then I started doing research as he told it would return as it's chronic. So I found this site a week back and at the same time and another lump was forming in my right arm, I immediately started taking Turmeric with water, lump size has been reducing and pain is very minimal, probably it will cure in next couple of days. But do not hesitate to take Turmeric and start using Turmeric soaps, if possible or you can also try Turmeric tablets by Himalaya Health care known as "Haridra". Hope more people know this and start using it in their diet immediately once they diagnose with HS.

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Calendula Oil for Hidradenitis Suppurativa

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.
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Lemons, Probiotics for Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS)

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

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Borax for HS

Kristina (Arizona) on 03/15/2016
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I was experiencing a horrible auto immune condition called HS (Hidradenitis Supperativa). Very, very painful and debilitating.

I decided to try the borax protocol to attack the autoimmune condition. In six weeks all symptoms of my condition had disappeared and it is 10 months later and I continue to be healed. I now drink borax water once or twice a week. I drink 1/4 tsp in the liter of distilled water once or twice a week. I give 1/4 of the above mentioned dilution to both my children once or twice a week. My Mom has been drinking it daily for 9 months (after seeing my amazing results) due to a number of health afflictions, and has skin growing on her legs where she has had open wounds for 30 years from a recluse spider bite. My coworker drinks the above mentioned dilution daily and has had a significant reduction in her rheumatoid arthritis pain. In fact over the winter she was shocked to 'notice' she was barely hurting in her hands at all... I was desperate for answers when I tried this and I'm so glad I did.

Decide for yourself, trust your instincts. Good luck.

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Apple Cider Vinegar Caused Hidradentitis Suppurativa

Mohammed (Foolshope) on 03/15/2021
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I want to keep this short.

I was suffering from Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) for almost 10 years. I started taking ACV when I was in the Middle East and the HS problem started. I was never able to link it to ACV. When returning back to my home country, I stopped taking ACV and the problem of HS was completely gone.

I recommend anyone suffering from HS to avoid acidic/high citrus foods such as lemon, ACV etc.

Last week I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and I read some papers that are linking HS with hyperthyroidism. Please do check with your doctor and do some research. I know how painful these skin problems are and just sharing my observation here.

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Tips and Remedies for HS

ThankfulForFindingThisPage (California) on 03/11/2021
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Tips from a girl who has had HS for 8+ years

I started having symptoms of HS when I was around the age of 14 but I didn't realize what I had until I was around 20 years old. Once I discovered my extremely painful boils weren't a result of a lack of hygiene, I started the long road of looking for a cure or a way to manage them. A doctor gave me spironolactone and although it worked great, I didn't want to be on a medication like that long term so I started looking for natural remedies...which is when I found this site! It helped me so much I thought I would share some tips of my own. First, I only have HS in my groin (panty-line) and bottom area, so not in my armpits (thank God! ). Things I do that have helped A LOT:

--Washing the affected area once a day with hibiclens (OTC anti-bacterial soap). It was recommended by a doctor and I have found that when I skip a day, I regret it!

--Washing the affected area after working out or getting the area sweaty is a MUST! And I mean right after. I tend to sweat a lot around my panty-line and when I don't follow this regimen, again, I regret it! I usually schedule my daily skin-shower around when I work out so that helps.

--I didn't use tampons until I read posts on this page of women recommending it. I couldn't agree more that if you have HS you should exclusively use tampons. They are a life saver. I used to get the worst flares during my cycle and now barely at all! Moisture and a lack of airflow are huge no-no's with HS, so you can see why pads are terrible for you.

--Wear underwear/briefs that are a size too big. I know that sounds weird, but ANY pressure on the skin in my groin area (the hem line of underwear) would cause the worst inflammation which would lead to the boils. This was honestly one of the easiest ways to manage my problem. I also stopped wearing shorts/pants to bed to give the area more airflow (so less sweat).

--Like the above tip, do not wear tight swim bottoms! I now wear a tankini (I used to wear a one-piece) so that I can wear looser swim-shorts. Beforehand, I would literally have same-day inflammation from wearing a swimsuit that hugged that panty/hemline!

--Another reason I wear swim shorts is so that I don't have to shave my legs so high! I would get a lot worst inner thigh flare ups from shaving, so I stopped doing so as frequently. I have considered laser hair removal but have yet to try it.

--The right kind of shorts (and pants! ) is really important and is probably the hardest to find. I don't wear jean shorts at all anymore (I miss them so much) because they were pinching and causing problems. This is a tip that you will have to figure out by trial and error, but just know that clothing makes a HUGE difference. Speaking of clothing, if you're at home on a cold day, loose shorts and a blanket are better than pants--remember, lack of pressure and airflow are everything.

--Unfortunately, I haven't found many ways to manage the bumps I get on my bum! I've found certain chairs/sitting positions cause bad flare ups, but I haven't found anything else to help so far.

--I have tried turmeric, and although I think it helps a little (I was eating it every day for a couple of months), it didn't help me enough to make me want to eat it every day (so gross when eating a teaspoon by itself). I've also tried tea tree oil and manuka honey which I didn't see much results with. BUT, I wasn't all that diligent in their application so that might have been my problem.

--Although I would not recommend spironolactone long term, I would recommend someone who has super-damaged skin from untreated HS to use it for a couple of months. After 6 years of damage (I literally have scars and had areas of my skin that were so damaged they were almost constantly in a state of being an open wound), the break spironolactone gave me was great. It allowed my skin to heal up and just calm down and I think the natural methods I'm using now work a lot better because I started from better skin.

I've been doing the above for around 2-3 years now and I can say that although I still suffer from HS, it is nowhere near as bad as when I didn't know what HS even was. Although there are some areas of my skin that are still pretty sensitive (only one area of super damaged skin near my panty line), there are other areas that used to flare up every couple of months that haven't bothered me in over two years! Hopefully, this helps you on your journey. And please don't get overwhelmed by the changes either! Just take one change/step at a time and hang in there!

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Kim (Ohio) on 05/28/2020
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My son was diagnosed with Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) last year, he's 15.

After 3 different kinds of antibiotics, it kept coming back. It started at both his underarms and then his private area. I've been reading up on this and trying to find some relief for him. I bought turmeric pills, the high strength with at least 95% curcumin, he's taking zinc, vitamin D3 and flax seed oil. His boils drain often after a flare up. It's been a couple months taking turmeric, the boils are still there. I read up on nightshades food and took him off a certain food.

What we discovered is he can't have pizza sauce, any sauce with tomatoes in it. Then we discovered he can't have potatoes, just sweet potatoes which he doesn't like. Sugar, like in soda is another item he must avoid. I hate to see him suffer daily and having to do so much maintenance for his boils. I bought the 15 umf manuka honey to apply to the boils. It helps but it didn't totally go away. I spent $65 on a 8oz bottle of the 20 umf manuka honey and the boils are still there. When the boil drained, there is a piece of tissue hanging, gross, I know but the manuka honey helps it shrink back and close the opening, it took about a week.

I am running out of resources, I wish he could have 1 of the successful story I read from people here. We've been battling this for a year with no relief. Does anyone have something else I can try?


Elaine (NC) on 11/11/2019
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DMSO for HS.

I have tried every remedy on earth clinic and many that aren't listed. Sometimes I got a bit of symptomatic relief. I still wash with antibacterial soaps and use fresh lime juice as my deodorant. My HS effects my underarms and groin area. Even when there is no active infected boils the lumps remain.

Last week I started applying a topical solution of 70% DMSO and 30% pure organic aloe vera gel. I bought the items and mix them myself in a small glass beaker after my bath. I apply every other day. The difference is like night and day. The long lumps under my skin are gone. There is one slight one left under one arm but it is reduced 90% and I expect it to completely resolve within a few days. The only dietary changes I have ever made is to cut out hot sauces and cayenne of any kind.

The DMSO was the CURE. I had to post...for those of you who have given up on being rid of this horrible ailment there is hope!

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Dietary Changes for Hidradenitis Supperativa

Berry (Tampa, Fl) on 11/15/2018
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I eliminated all nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, etc.) being careful not to have a single trace in my diet. HS is now completely gone.
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Chlorophyll and Hydrogen Peroxide for Boils/Hidradenitis Suppurativa

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!

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Spearmint Tea, Manuka Honey, Turmeric for Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Kisha (Fort Worth, Tx) on 05/03/2018
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Hidradenitis - I drink 1 cup of Organic Spearmint tea, 1 teaspoon of Manuka Honey UMF 15+ and 800mg Tumeric by capsule each day. This has eliminated my HS outbreaks.

Applying the Manuka Honey directly to the HS outbreaks has eliminated the scarring and discoloration.

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Adrenal Gland Flush for Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Christa (Texas) on 05/01/2018
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I've had a love long struggle with HS, and all good stuff here, to help remedy this painful incurable ailment.

I'd like to add, the ladies at my local health food store recommended an adrenaline gland flush, I used a capsule form, every two weeks. It was amazing. Since HS only happens in the skin near these glands, there is some kind between the two.

All natural, no bad side effects, except for... Ladies, um, overproduction of vaginal moisture which, let's be honest, isn't the worst thing in the world.

I'm on a mission to find a cure, but in the meantime... Let's stick together and help each other suffer less.

There is so little research on this, and many dermatologists are stumped, because it does not behave like a skin condition. This is why I strongly feel that the skin is just a symptom, and rather HS is actually a SYSTEMIC condition.

With that, I just want to add that though it may seem like pressure would be relieved if you try to manually open the bump or boil... this does not help, it actually makes it worse, by allowing foreign bacteria into the sight, causing for a prolonged infection.

Good luck everyone!


Essential Oils for Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Laurie A (Canada) on 04/20/2018
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Hidratinosis Supperativa is an auto-immune disease. What works for me is to use a 1 percent dilution of either Frankincense or Lemongrass in fractionated coconut oil. You can apply this to existing cysts 1-3 times a day and they will drain, then heal. Manuka essential oils is another good one, but I prefer the Frankincense as I must put this in delicate places.

Using a one-percent dilution (about 2-3 DROPS into 10 ml - 2 teaspoons) of fractionated coconut oil or jojoba oil will allow you to use this continuously. You should continue to use it after the cyst has cleared to ensure all inflammation is gone. Oil of oregano can be used, but it is a HOT oil and you need to be careful around tender tissues. I would not use more than 2 DROPS of oil of oregano in 2 tsps carrier oil, but it IS effective.

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Hidradenitis Suppurativa and Neem Leaf Oil

Mahogany B. (Hamden, Ct) on 03/27/2018
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Hi Fellow HS Sufferers! I am here to tell you firsthand that neem leaf oil is the next best thing to a cure for HS. What was once a cluster of boils about the size of a kid’s bouncy ball has managed to rupture, drain, flatten, and partially heal in less than 3 days. No exaggeration!!!

I’ve suffered with HS for almost 20 years with outbreaks occurring in my younger days almost every other week to every 3-4 months, presently. Don’t suffer another minute. Give it a try. It works!!!

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Limit Sugar to Reduce Outbreak of Boils

Lilaki (Nashville, Tn) on 02/05/2018
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One thing I noticed about boils and hidradenitis suppurativa is they tend to come when I eat a lot of sugar and am sedentary so the blood sugar doesn't get burned up. I know people here get a lot of relief using castor oil on is and turmeric with HS. Castor oil and turmeric are both said to reduce blood sugar and help with insulin resistance. SO maybe for a lasting solution some will find limiting sugar in the diet and maybe enjoying curry (with turmeric) dishes regularly in the diet. And if you do get a boil use a castor oil-tumeric paste.
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Multiple Remedies for Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Vee (Palestine, Tx) on 12/31/2017
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I have this issue in my groin, around my vaginal area. Here are a few remedies that worked for me:

Try to get rid of as much hair as possible in the area of your frequent breakouts. I use a hair removal lotion around my bikini area (don't get any of this on the bumps! ) that seems to work well and not cause further irritation. Shaving is the worse-I usually got a bump afterwards. I've never waxed my bikini area so can't comment on that. I've heard laser hair removal may work.

The TURMERIC really works. I simply mix a few dashes of it in a small cup of hot/warm water and drink it straight with a straw. The turmeric really stains so you may want to do this right before eating or gargle before brushing your teeth. It will stain your toothbrush. I try to do this at least once a day when I have a bad breakout but it you can do it more often I'm sure that is better. I actually like the taste of the turmeric so I'm thinking I must have a mineral deficiency or something.

I had a large boil right along my belt line that really hurt! I bought those large square band-aids and soaked the gauze part in straight TEA TREE OIL. It was large enough to completely cover the boil and was discreet enough for me to wear all day. In a few days it became flat and eventually went away. It did leave a dark spot that does eventually fade, after several weeks...

VICKS VAPOR RUB-even the generic kind-did give me some relief. It is soothing and did relieve some of the itching that happens as the boils go away and heal. It was best for me to use this at night.

Ladies-use TAMPONS instead of pads if at all possible. I usually get these breakouts around the time of my cycle. Using the pads causes more moisture in my vaginal/anal area and I start to sweat, which causes the bumps! Change your pads often. There is one particular brand-that starts with an "A"-that is the absolute worse and I always feel the moisture a few minutes after using them. Choose wisely!

Using ZINC SUPPLEMENTS seemed to work also. I read that taking 90 ml a day is the trick, but the brand I had is only 50 ml, so I had to take it twice a day. You MUST take this with plenty of water or with a meal, otherwise you will get nauseous or you may throw up.

This last breakout I had was the worse-I had about 4 small boils in my vaginal/anal area at the same time. As they heal, the itching is intense! Scratching seems to make itchiness spread. To combat this, I used ANTI-ITCH VAGINAL WIPES, (in my vaginal area) ANTI ITCH CREAM and ANTIBIOTIC OINTMENT outside of my vaginal area.

I don't currently have any boils now, but on a daily basis I use TEA TREE OIL mixed with COCONUT OIL around the area where I've had past breakouts.

Mind you-my boils never burst, they just went away. Draw your own conclusions with that...

This is a really embarrassing ailment. I truly hope that some of these things I've tried helps someone.