I wanted to thank the creators of this site and its contributors so much for all the helpful information I found on here. I've had HS for years and always felt as if I was the only person who had this. It was actually just last year when I found out this was HS and not some mystery disease. Unfortunately there is no cure. I've seen different doctors who just didn't know how to go about dealing with this disease. I didn't want to go in for another round of antibiotics, or expensive injections at an expensive dermatologist, so I decided to go the home/organic remedy route. I'm so thankful to have found this site.
I had a really bad flare up last night, a very large and painful boil. It was very difficult for my to walk or sit, and I could only lay on one side of my body in bed, to keep pressure from building on the boil. I drank a mug full of hot water with 1/2 teaspoon turmeric and crushed black pepper. When I woke up this morning the first thing I drank was half cup of hot water with black onion seeds. Then I drank the turmeric and black pepper in hot water again this morning at 6 and 11:30, and the swelling and pain have gone down considerably. It's nasty but it works! I will drink it again at 4 pm and 10 pm. My mother has been telling me about drinking milk or water with turneric for a long time now, I don't know why I never listened! Mother really does know best!
I've noticed that sugar and coffee is the only main thing that causes these boils for me. I need to lose weight as well. It may not be everyone, but I've been doing my own research on this disease and have seen that a lot of people dealing with HS are overweight or obese.
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 had HS since I was 10 it started on my lower back and has grown to my armpits, breasts and very rarely the groin. I am now 25 and I have been using Turmeric capsules for about 2 weeks now and the results have been amazing!!! My doctor recommended I stay on them as they are the most natural ones out there! It's not a 100% cure but not it is about 95% more bearable and looks about 95% better as well. My mother has about as severe of case as you can get and while the effects of Turmeric on her have been minimal she too is staying on them as little relief is better than no relief.
Just as a positive indication for tumeric.. I thought just to test.. I'd drop the tumeric from my daily routine. So I just took the ginger and cayenne.. Within a week I was feeling slight twinges nothing to bad... As soon as I started the tumeric they went. Adding that the MSN has done away with all back discomfort. This definiatly works.
I've gotta agree. I can't believe after all this time I finally know what the cause is. After reading this and going through pages of comments as well as staying up till 6am LOL I went straight out to the nearest 24/7 CVS and picked up a few things. Turmeric was hard to find and I ended up finding Turmeric Powder at my local Kroger.
I hope that along with the change in lifestyle I'm already implementing will at least ease the symptoms.
I can report that before I fell asleep I took my first "dose" of Turmeric and I woke up about 40 minutes ago. There's nearly no pain where there was terrible pain last night. Coincidence? Maybe... but I like to believe that the turmeric is having some positive effect.
Courtney from San Francisco, what I do is take 1tbls of turmeric with 1/4 cup of warm water. Taking turmeric for the first time - seemed like torture. I quit turmeric and swore I would never go back. After living with my pain and hiding my HS from everyone I went back on EC and read all the great results people were having with turmeric. So I tried again and this time I put the 1tbls of turmeric in yogurt and just swallowed it. When you put turmeric in yogurt it goes down without tasting anything - I do have my nose plugged just in case =P
Sara from The Beach, Canada had a great idea with using the straw, you could try that as well.
Be rigorous with the turmeric regime and your sister will see results fast. Use it twice a day and you can play around with how you want to take it, EC has lost of recipes that people use and have great results with.
Just know that there are also empty capsules you can buy at your local health food store that you can fill with turmeric - but there don't absorb nearly as much as drinking the turmeric straight up. The regular capsules that people having been talking about filling on this site don't realize that those capsules don't have a enteric coating - meaning the turmeric won't even reach the digestive system where you get healing effect.
That's so sweet that your looking out for your sister, and you relationship where she can tell you anything. HS is something that popped out of now where for me, and after having it for only a few months, I'm so glad that EC has helped me stop it thus far.
TURMERIC REALLY WORKS!!!
I drink it dissolved in warm water once a day when I have an outbreak - and the boil literally shrinks within hours - it's amazing. 1/2 tsp in 1/4 cup of warm water, but you can play with the dose.
I also no longer sit in a chair at work - I sit on an exercise ball which constricts my groin area less - which has made a HUGE difference - my exercise ball deflated and I sat in a chair for a month and they came back - I bought a new ball, they were gone in a week.
PhisoHex also works if you use it consistently but you shouldn;t use it longterm.
I notice when I eat a lot of sugar, it makes it worse. Good luck.
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.
I have been using the turmeric for less than 1 week, it has made an amazing difference. Thank you all for posting about this. It has been a miracle for me.
Suffered with HS for about 15yrs now; As anyone who has this knows.... You will try just about anything to ease the pain of it. So I've been taking one tsp turmeric powder in milk and honey for almost 2 weeks now... And truth be told... The first day I was knocking this stuff back hoping it wasn't a practical joke. You do get kinda used to the taste... I've had far worse medications prescribed!! IT IS AWESOME!!!!!!!! SEVEN golf ball size boils on inner thighs, bikini area and under boobs have all come to a head and drained!!!!! I've had this batch of boils for at least 4 months; doctor useless. Told me to loose a bit of weight. I cant go from standing to sitting or even walk without wincing in serious agony. So how do I exercise the weight off?? Ridiculous!! But yesterday, I walked for miles, up and down cliffs and hills and no pain... At all!!!! Not cleared completely yet but continuing to improve. I really wish I had known about this years ago so I wouldnt be so badly scarred. Can't recommend enough... Yes Yes Yes
I have been suffering from HS for over 16 years now and have only recently been diagnosed. I was happy to find out that it actually had a name but disappointed that there is no known treatment. So I checked on here and came across the recommendation of Turmeric. I immediately went and bought pure turmeric powder as well as size "0" vegetable capsules. I fI'lled 100 of them and figured I'd give them a chance. When I started about a week ago, I had three nasty bumps that were rather painful. I took 4 capsules and within an hour the pain was almost gone, I was really surprised. I kept on taking four capsules three times a day and now, after a week, the bumps are completely gone, just a dark spot left were they were. They never healed off this fast before! I have reduced the dose to 3 caps three times a day and am hoping to reduce it to 3 caps once a day over time for maintenance. So far I haven't gotten any new bumps and the older ones are all healed off. This treatment is so amazing! Thank you everyone who recommended it!
It's been awhile since I have been on this site... Mainly because the Turmeric has done miracles for me! My HS is totally under control now. Whenever I get the slightest feeling (so much as an achy lymph node) I drink the turmeric. I have not had one get any bigger than an average small pimple since. I just drink the turmeric until it is totally gone... Usually no more than 3-5 days. Sooooo much better than a whole month!! YAY Turmeric and this site!
I have been taking turmeric from the bulk store. I take 1/2 tsp in warm, not hot, 1/2 cup skim milk with 1/2 tsp of honey. I take this daily as maintenance. If for some reason, example, I indulged in chocolate (for me this is a problem) I up the intake of turmeric to 1 tsp in the mixture. I have stayed clear of boils for the better part of a year doing this regime and I recommend it to anyone with the problem. I have suffered with HS since puberty and wish I had known about turmeric from the start. Best wishes with this treatment.
I started taking about 1600-2000mg of Turmeric a day for my HS and within two days it started to disappear! It DOES work, but the negative side effect is that no matter what I do and how often I shower.. I REEK of curry. My sweat smells like an Indian restaurant... any suggestions for this?
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.