Couldn't find topic of stopping an HS outbreak at 1st sign

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Hi - I noticed for me the very early before I am getting an outbreak it feels like a deep throbbing pain in my armpit.  As yet there is nothing there.  I am not sure if the stressed anxiety I am feeling is coming with the sense of dread of an outbreak or the stressed anxiety is the cause of the outbreak because it seems almost simultaneous.  I'm working on breathing, meditation and healing visualization and extra-vigilant on what I am eating with hopes something will ease this back instead of the most likely inevitable outbreak.  Has anyone had any luck with anything working for them before it hits surface? Thanks

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    Hi Susan, I don't know how well it works, but I always take a couple of over the counter anti inflammatory that morning and night....

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    When I accidentally eat a nightshade I use the generic form of vicks vapor rub directly on the skin, seems to help a bit, especially with the pain. But for not getting any symptoms in the first place, just avoid nightshades, and google them because they are hidden in everything. Good luck.
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      It is interesting that you mention massaging vick's vapor rub. (And YES! it does feel a bit better!)  I have been thinking of adding massage and the use of essential oils to try and improve my immune system. Specifically I was thinking of attempting lymph massage as the lymphatic system network of tissues and organs help rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials and lies right near most of our problem areas along with the dietary changes, yoga, relaxation... I have a dream my hs will go into remission...

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      Yeah I tried all kinds of fun treatments all my life to no avail. Two weeks after I went nightshade free all my Lets call them "lesions"...flattened. Now all I have are scars. I do still "flair" when I accidentally eat a processed food with them hidden inside, like mayo. Sometimes it doesn't say paprika on the bottle it will just say natural and artificial flavors, and the do a "spice dump"...then Im broken out for like a week and p*ssed at myself for being dumb and buying the wrong brand...anywho it took me a long time to figure out what foods have them in it and what doesn't. Ive only been in remission for about 1 year now, but it does still feel like a dream. I almost don't know what to do with myself now.

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