I am a 23 year old male, about 35 pounds over my ideal weight. I have had HS for over 5 years now. I used to have it on the area above my penis and the doctor diagnosed it as carbuncles and gave me antibiotics. The antibiotics took a week to show signs and I only got mediocre results. A month or 2 after the antibiotics, the sores returned. The lesions migrated around my crotch and buttocks for awhile before finally coming to rest between my legs. During a flare, my crotch looked like a war zone, not to mention the pain and oozing and bleeding. When I wasn't flaring, it still looked bad down there. This has played a huge role in my sex life, or should I say lack of. Its hard explaining to friends and family why I dont ever have a girlfriend, or even try to meet girls. It made me depressed, I became sedentary and smoked a bunch of marijuana (to medicate the depression), played video games, ate and gained weight. This WAS my life.
I started taking turmeric about 2 weeks ago for Hidradenitis Suppurativa. Only hours after taking the first dose (2 tbl spoons in 1/2 cup of water) I noticed about 50% improvement! I was astonished, and was extremely encouraged to take successive doses. I have taken it twice a day for over a week now at a lower dose of 2 teaspoons per 1/2 cup warm water. I would say that now I am 90% better looking down there, with the last few stubborn lesions shrinking and on their way out. Today I picked up the turmeric capsules ($12 for 60) and will be taking them (500 mg/day) from now on.
I am also now taking ACV for weight loss, to raise my pH, and to lower my blood pressure. I highly recommend looking into ACV for the aforementioned ailments. I noticed a drop in my blood pressure after 1 day, I just felt so much healthier.
This site has changed my life, I feel like a completely new person and am forever greatful to this site and its contributors. In a month or so I will be in better financial health so I plan to make a donation to the site. Thank you so much!
I have suffered from HS since I was about 11 or 12 years old and I am now 47. Back then, my mom thought I was allergic to deodorants because I would get these large cyst like boils on my armpits. If two or three cysts were close enough, they would combine into a mass. It was very painful and also embarrassing. Like others, they would eventually erupt and drain puss. Sometimes it would take a while for the open boil to close back up. It got so bad with one armpit, I had surgery to remove the sweat glands! That gave me relief for several years. Fast forward to my late 30s, I learned this condition had a name! I began getting the HS cysts in my pubic area and between my buttocks treated by dermatologist with prescription creams and for especially stubborn cysts, painful shots in this sensitive area. I was miserable. By age 40, I underwent surgery to remove a HS large cyst that would not heal on my panty line. Around age 45, I fell in love with a curry chicken salad recipe and began making it. Eventually, I noticed that when I ate curry, it seemed to calm the HS. I did some quick online research and learned that turmeric (which is in curry) is an anti inflammatory. I began taking it a few times a week and have been so happy to have found something natural to help with this. I only wish I knew sooner.
It's true! No hoax or scam! I was diagnosed with HS (Hidradenitis Suppurativa) in March and was immediately put on antibiotics to treat the condition. The symptoms would go away while I was on the treatment but would come back as soon as the antibiotics ran out. Between March and June, I was on 4 different types of antibiotics but the painful bumps still kept coming back on my underarms and tummy. Before my follow up doctor visit (to get a new prescription),
I came across this site and tried the tumeric treatment the very next day. I mixed turmeric with water to form a paste and used it topically before bed. I also drank a half teaspoon of tumeric in warm water as others on the site suggested.
It has been just under 2 weeks that I've been doing the tumeric treatments and I now have no bumps left. I have no plans of going back to the dermatologist because tumeric is super effective for me. Thank you very much for sharing and helping out others who suffered with HS. You guys are the real MVP's!
I am so incredibly grateful I found this site! Just last week I was told I had HS after developing my first boil in my underarm. It was the most painful thing I've ever experienced, I couldn't work out, put away dishes or even get dressed without wincing in pain at its worst. I was given a topical antibiotic and an oral antibiotic 6 days later with no improvement whatsoever. I was searching for anything that could provide some relief. I made a turmeric paste with honey and left it on overnight. Woke up the next morning to find it had formed a head and began draining on its own.The pain was gone almost instantaneously. 48 hours later and it looks like it is almost back to normal!! Incredible!
Does anyone have any tips for making sure that it does not come back?
I've had HS for 7 years. It appeared when I was 14 and has been going through flare ups and remissions ever since. From what I have read, I have a mild case; one reoccurring boil on the groin area, which has slowly created tracks under the skin. I have had surgery twice, both times have failed to prevent it from reforming, and the scar tissue is pretty ugly. Nothing has cleared up the boil like turmeric has. I am currently recovering from a flare up that lasted months. The boil would be draining constantly and it made it very hard to even walk to classes. I went on this website and read about taking turmeric and immediately fixed myself a glass of warm water with 1/4 teaspoon of the stuff. I added agave and it went down alright. I also mixed some into a paste and applied it topically for the day and put down a panty liner to keep it from staining my clothes. To be honest, it burned like hell. I tried to do the same thing the following day but the smell and taste of it nearly made me gag and I couldn't make it through the whole glass I prepared. I went to a local health food grocery store and bought some turmeric capsules instead and have been taking them for 6 days now along with my daily dosage of 40 mg of zinc which I have found helps a bit too. The boil has completely healed. The swelling and pain are gone and it's almost the same color as the surrounding skin now. There's only a bit of itching from the healing now but even that has gone down over the course of the day.
Where do I begin? I have had Hidradenitis Suppurativa FOR THE LAST 3 years ... It had devastated my life until I found the magical medicine right in my cabinet which was overlooked for years .. Never too late .. I read posts here and started drinking turmeric water 2 times a day... Results: IT WORKS.. I just wished I had used it earlier on.. I have stage 1.. I tried everything under the sun.. Diet, topical application and birth control pill etc.. It does work temporarily but if you discontinue and if you are not religious about it returns ..
What I did for my HS is I just took 3/4 - 1 Tablespoon of turmeric and added t to 5-7 oz of warm water and just drank it (gulp it, better that way) for 2 times a day. I continue to do so. I couldn't believe the inflammation is gone, literally flattened, and as others have said here it acts fast and all am left with is scars which I plan to clear out through bio oil and coconut oil ? I have never felt this confident in years. Try it out today. I used organic home grown and home ground turmeric. Good luck.
Hey guys, I want to just say thank you so much!!!!
I hope that everybody with HS can find this site, when you cross the doctor you will find only no hope!! So sad...
I used two spoons of curcuma per day in warm water, just drink it, not tasty but after two three month your problems are gone! Sun is shining and you have a smile on your face!
I usually try to take a 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric in some orange juice or other juice 2x a day when I have an HS outbreak. My HS is located in my pelvic region and I've been dealing with it for roughly 14 years. I began making a turmeric mask that I found for my face in hopes of lightening the dark marks that I have from facial acne.
The mask consists of:
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- and enough yogurt to make a paste.
These are just guidelines and the amounts can be adjusted as you see fit, and flour may be substituted for yogurt. My HS hadn't been as bad lately and I only had 3 lesions that were about a dime size each that seemed to be connected.
I decided to apply the mask to my bikini area to try and lighten the darkness of the scarring I had obtained over the years from HS (I had an upcoming vacation). I left the mask on for an hour and then washed it off in the shower. I noticed that the lesions were not as irritated and painful. I left the area open over night and the next day when I got in the shower the lesions began to drain and were half the size! I let them air dry again and repeated the process later that day (this WILL sting for a bit on the open lesion, but I have a high tolerance and wanted to test it again so I didn't mind).
I let it air dry again overnight and the next day they were completely flat and the skin started to heal. I repeated the masks daily for a week and the skin healed up quite beautifully and the scarring didn't seem as bad.
I'm not sure if you will have the same results as I did, but it is worth a try if you are in pain or the lesions are quite large.
My wife suffers from HS. She has had multiple surgeries to remove large sections of her arm pits and was having constant large boils that required medical lancing to relive the pressure and pain. I read about Tumeric and using a natural based deoderant. She was skeptical at first but after my insisting she started taking the tumeric. I believe it was about 500-600mg twice a day. In addition, she started using the Natural Deoderant, and in about 2 weeks her golf ball sized inflammation was completely gone. She had the start of 3-4 more boils that had the potential to be just as large and all were gone.
Since the surgeries, my wife would have at least 2 to 3 open sores under her arms at any given time, they would just never heal. Since taking tumeric and switching to the natural deoderant they have completely healed. My wife can not remember a time when her arm pits were this clear, she is currently in complete remission of HS and able to live pain free. (And, as anyone with HS will tell you, the smell from open wounds is not that pleasent either)
I normally don't write into websites like this, but I had to spread the word about Tumeric. I don't understand what it does, but it seems to work to counteract HS from what I have read.
Hi, I've recently started to scour the internet for lifestyle changes I could use to alleviate my flare ups. The turmeric paste is great and turmeric in general. I feel it has warded off the worst symptoms for me.
But I wanted to find causes rather than treatments. One cause that struck home with me was what I ate. It appears carbs, through bread, potatoes and some other vegetables can cause insulin spikes which tends to lead to insulin resistance. It's the resistance that causes inflammation in our body and has been linked to hs flareups. My plan is to quit unnecessary carbs, maybe all carbs temporarily, and lean toward a Mediterranean diet. These dietary changes are new to me and I hope they work for me. I love bread.
It is interesting to read so many of you here who are like me! I have suffered with HS for as long as I can remember(at least 12 y/o) and I'm now 41. My daughters both 19 and 17 experience breakouts as well so its safe to assume that it could be hereditary. I have taken turmeric for other concerns (fibroids) and never really made the connection that my flare-ups were not as bad when I was taking the turmeric supplement (only 1x day). Now hearing you all and the amazing stories that you have about less flare-ups with consistent use, I'm now going to be more consistent. I will be sure to come back and update. About me: I have the nickel size boils under one of my arms which does nothing but drain for the past year. I have multiple ones at my panty line which go from really intense stinging to intense itching depending on the day. I am vey excited to try the turmeric salve (turmeric, coconut oil, evoo, black pepper and tea-tree oil) at night and more dosages of the turmeric (at least 4x a day). I'll report back in about a month to let you all know the results!
Suffer from Hidradenitis.. I started taking turmeric about a month ago. GREAT results. My multiple boils all began to weep dramatically and then nothing. I have applied tea tree oil to them and finally after 6 months of having open sores under my arms they are closing!!! Felt a boil under my arm yesterday and today it was so painful. Opened a turmeric capsule and made a paste with some water about 10am... Its now 12:50pm... just noticed that it is pain free and draining under my bandage.
YEA turmeric for Hidradenitis Suppurativa! ! I have been using the 2 tablespoons with 1/2 cup of water everyday. Noticeable improvement. I have been diagnosed and have been on antibiotics for years. I stopped taking them because they didn't work. Dermatologist even looked at it once and said it looks like it hurts. What a jerk. I'm very grateful for this site. Life changing. Thank you!
My daughter was diagnosed with Hidradenitis Suppurativa a year ago when she was 13. The only place she got HS was in the crease of her breasts. It was very bad. Open, seeping wounds with holes that you could stick the end of a Q-tip into (did not try, the MD did this) and very bad tunneling. It was raw, red and very very sore; about 8 inches long and 5 inches wide. The MD said it was because her breasts are so large (34-F). The MD really didn't know what to do for her, at first she said we had to go to a plastic surgeon to have the skin between her breasts removed and new skin graphed in and a reduction. The surgeon said he would not touch her (thankfully) they finally put her on antibiotics, which they concluded she was allergic to, and they did not work.
She then started Acutane and was on it for 6 months. It was the worst 6 months, for both of us ever. The MD finally said that she wanted my daughter to start Humira, told us the side effects (which scared the heck out of me) and said she would need to be on it for the rest of her life. I finally told the doctor that we were going to try a natural cure first.
I found this site and put my daughter on 2 Azo yeast pills a day and 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric dissolved in hot water and a tea bag (to make it taste better). She has been doing this for 2 months and the doctor recently released her from care. She is healing up more and more each day. Turmeric is a life saver for my daughter. The tunneling stopped, the holes closed up, there is no more seeping, and only one small red spot; everything is clearing up. It has been a year and half since her diagnoses and we are so happy that she is doing better.
This helped. No bull. Gt yourself good quality TUMERIC - I used it as a paste and took it 2 x a day 400MG - I purchased a well known brand at Whole foods and is working. Knock on wood - let's hope it continues to work.
I just had to say, I'm 18, and have been dealing with this since I was as young as 13, and never said a word to anyone or even my doctor because I had no clue what it was and thought it was life threatening, and it scared me more than anything in the world. Reading what all of you guys had to say and how efffctive it is, honestly brought tears to my eyes. During the summer to this day, I didn't even like to go swimming because my inner thighs make me soooooo insecure and I'm always worried somebody is gonna think that there is something wrong with me. You guys just made me realize 5 years later of living in fear, that I'm completely okay and maybe even be able to enjoy and be confident about my body(: can't wait to give this a shot. Thank you more than words.
I do a similar paste: 1 teaSp Turmeric, 1/4 teaSp Borox, and some drops of Castor Oil (organic) to create the consistency desired for the paste. Apply am and pm. It works wonders. Make sure you press the paste very well into the area affected.
Just an update.
Along with the use of turmeric, I have completely reversed the appearance of boils. What I noticed was eliminating gluten (in the US, everything we buy has gluten except fresh produce and other fresh ingredients). I changed my diet, went gluten free and vegan. Also all the produce I buy is all organic (USDA approved). I stopped eating out on a regular basis, even if I eat I am very aware of what is going in to my body. Please read the "ingredients" before you buy anything from grocery store. Eat fresh and switch to organic produce as much as possible. Trust me guys it has definitely help me. It's worth giving a shot :) good luck.
hello everyone ive had HS sense I was 12 as well im 21 now I was scared cause I was molested and I thought it was an STD but thank god I got over that and went to a doctor and I was dignosed but ever sense then it has changed my life and I felt like so not normal...!! But ive been looking into natural remedies cause all the anitbiotics docs perscribed none of them worked and I dont want surgery!!!!
So I looked at this website!! Saw that tumeric was working for people!! So I tried it and it works but breakouts come and go!! Because of stress and weight gain or eating unhealthy!!! But it dose work in pill form or just as a paste or in a tea!!! As well keeping clean and dry... My boyfirned is alright with it but sometimes I dont feel pretty but keep your head up try all the natural remedies you can im sure one will work!!! Dont be afriad to talk about HS it dosent make who you. Just goes to prove were strong and we can make it better for us and our friends who have it!!!
I have suffered with HS. I have not had a flare up in a couple of years. I realized there was something I was allergic to (high fructose corn syrup) so now I try and keep that out of my diet. I realized when I eat to much of the hfcs, my blood sugar spikes and HS is the result. Also, I noticed I am super tired and have a fever a few days before the actual boil comes to the surface. Pay attention to your body and when you get too warm, take the juice of wild oregano by North American herb and spices. Just follow the directions on the bottle. The oil of oregano will make it go away. Your diet is key to getting the HS and the PCOS under control. Look for remedies on this site for PCOS (the keto diet or a version of it will help). Food is so important and we have not made it a high priority as we should. We need all of our vitamins and minerals or the deficiency will cause disease. God be with you!