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I have had HS for about 20 years now in my underarms. I've been on clindamiacin, minoclycline, and recently started Humira. All of these medications have worked for a couple of months, but haven't completely put me in remission. Since going on Humira, the bumps I get have been smaller, for the most part, and last about half as long. I have one weeping wound that heals, then opens, then heals again, but then reopens-- this cycle has been going on for almost a year now.
So anyone who has done research on HS knows that it's caused by blockage of the apocrine sweat glands, which are located under the arms, breasts and groin. I recently came up with a theory that this blockage is being caused by the fact that when skin is against skin, the sweat (or secretion, or whatever) has nowhere to go.
The solution, then, would be to keep a cloth or cotton barrier-- something to soak up the secretion, to help prevent the blockage of the glands. It sounds so simple, I'm wondering if anyone else has tried this to any effect? I've made cotton cloth barriers for both my underarms (changed every day). It's been two weeks now and all I can say is that it hasn't not worked. My underarms have been nice and dry though, and I think this has helped. Since I'm still on the Humira, I can't say for sure whether my idea has any validity or not though.
Anyone else try this, or anyone willing to give it a go?
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