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so I have suspected I had hs for a little while. I Have always had the odd one here and there upper thighs mainly. Then around 2 months ago I started getting one come up as the last went down. I thought they were just spots originally or that I was sweating more as I've put on weight (size 18-20). But they weren't huge. Then I started feeling poorly last Friday with a huge hard lump on my lady bits coming up. My glands were up and my temp was fluctuating and I just felt rubbish. Gp told me straight away what it was and gave me doxycycline for next two months. My lump grew till Sunday, being excruciating until IT burst and then seeped till yesterday. I thought awesome, now I'm on treatment no new ones.
alas I'm wrong.
one of my old scars seemed to flare up and is sore, but nothing compared to the other one! They are a pain on thighs because they rub.
i have done a lot of research - well tried too. And it was getting me down. It seems there is no end to it. I have read about nightshade veg, turmeric and losing weight. What are others experiences? I Started the turmeric today, along with some Vit c&e and am already changing my eating habits and joining a fat club.
Do do any of you put anything on your areas when they flare up? Creams or plasters? To stop them being sore? Should I request a dermatologist referral?
thanks in advance.
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Doctors don't know much about them and just tend to prescribe ab's which do help but occasionally a big one needs to be cut out under a general anaesthetic. Having a fever and feeling ill is very common because you have got an infection.
You need to take them seriously because an infection can lead (usually to people with other illnesses or with a suppressed immune system) to septacemia.
I get them on my inner thighs and the advice I have been given is not to wear trousers (unless you are a fella) but skirts to avoid them rubbing. But If you wear a skirt they still rub against your other leg so it's hobsons choice really. I have in the past put a bandage or a Mepore plaster over them but because they can grow so quickly this can be painful too as it will pull at the plaster. I don't have any real answers I'm afraid except be vigilant and get infected ones treated with ab's straightaway. Hope this helps a bit. x
Two things which might help you - one is a daily antibiotic (it didn't help me) and other which does help on the smaller ones at least is a cream called dalycin available from your doctor. I have found the only things that help the bigger ones is seeking medical help. Hope this helps. x
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