I’m going to talk about something that just makes me so sad and downright pissed off.
First off, Hidradenitis has no cure:
There is no cure for hidradenitis suppurativa. But early and long-term treatment may help control pain, promote wound healing, keep new lumps from forming and prevent complications.
Several treatment options are available. Talk with your doctor about the risks and benefits of each and which combination of self-care, drugs or surgical procedures are right for you.
Some or most Hidradenitis Suppurativa sufferers deal with lack of quality of life and pain on a daily basis. There is no cure. Some people have found remission with diet, losing weight, medications, and other treatments. But, for a lot of us, nothing seems to work. That’s when some people become desperate and then enters the scammers who prey on HS sufferers desperate for relief. They promise you a cure if you buy their jewelry, pill, tea, cream, or whatever. Some may be homemade pills, teas, or creams that you have no idea the ingredients of. You won’t know what’s in them and they could hurt you or worse. These people are only out to make a buck. I can promise you that’s all they care about. The biggest red flags are people/companies offering you a “cure”. If there was a cure, the medical community would be all over it.
Please, I am begging you. I know you might be desperate for a cure, but there is no cure. Only remission and some form of relief. If you want to try something for some possible remission or relief, make sure you know the company, know how it’s made, and know what’s in it. Be informed, be safe, and know what you are putting in or on your body. I don’t want to see someone ingest or apply something that could hurt or even kill them.
I want remission and a cure too, but I refuse to shell out money for a lie and something that could possibly hurt me. I don’t drink the kool-aid.
If you do a google search for natural home remedies for HS, you can find a lot of treatments like Turmeric, Zinc, bleach baths, Manuka honey, and more. Be sure to talk to your doctor or pharmacist first. There are supplements that can thin your blood, that should not be taken if you have certain health conditions, and that can interfere with your medications. You can use this medication interaction checker to make sure nothing you are taking interfere with each other. Here is just one page I found for home remedies: Healthline HS home remedies.
There are washes that are good too. One most use is Hibiclens. I’ll be using this soon for safe, antibacterial cleaning of my wounds. You can find this brand line at Walmart, Target, CVS, Walgreen’s, and more.
To help ease the pain or get a boil to come to a head you can try: Boil Ease, Vicks Rub, Prid, Coconuts oil, Tea Tree oil, a hot compress, or a bath in Epsom salts.
I can’t stress enough, speak to your doctor first before trying a new treatment such as herbal or homemade remedies and even diets. Diets can even hurt you if you have certain health issues like diabetes. Some radical diets can rob you of nutrients you need and can even cause your body to go into starvation mode. In starvation mode, you may lose weight at first, but you will gain it right back when eating regular again. This is because your body thinks it’s starving and will want to keep anything you eat and store it as fat.
Bottom line, be safe, be informed, and don’t fall for a cure unless the medical professionals announce one. Keep your money.
Thanks and Much love