Good luck and hope this helps.
Replied By Sonia (Christchurch, New Zealand) on 03/24/2009I have had severe problems with HS and a couple of years ago required surgery to mend the lesions in my arm pits. I have since gotten onto using an antibacterial soap along with an antiseptic tea tree oil cream and had very few problems since. This has usually been when I have not kept up this routine. This indicates that it must be working. It is better by far than the countless antibiotics I was having prior.
At times I feel I smell of eucalyptus leaves (an Australian plant favoured by koalas) but it is well worth it and it smells much better than the putrid smell of a HS wound.
Replied By Tea Lee (Victoria, Australia) on 07/02/2012Tea tree oil has been a godsend. I used to use the straight oil but managed to find a cream from the supermarket, Tea Tree Ointment works for keeping it under control. I use tea tree deo daily but use the ointment when I have an itch or a breakout and between these two it keeps the attacks down to a few times a year. Still hasn't totally eliminated the stinky left pit smell but I can live with that trade off to not being in pain and full of painful cysts. Check out various Tea Tree oil stuff, it's good.
Replied By Arlene ( Bahrain) on 05/12/2015They call the crystal deodorant as TAWaS.. it is a filipino deodorant.