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Hi there. This group is so informative, more so than any professional I have seen. I'm hoping you guys may be able to shed some light on this subject.
I have suffered with HS for 5 years (self diagnosed) I currently have a sinus tract in my inner thigh/groin which drains off and on, and a harder cyst type lump in my armpit.
I have eliminated all night shades from my diet, reduced weight (I'm not overweight anyway) and I take turmeric twice daily with zinc, plus wash with antibiotic soaps and I am prescribed lymicycline AB's and have peroxide cream. It controls my thoughts, my mobility, my sex life and my work/social life. I've been depressed in the past and I can feel myself going back there.
Admittedly I am an occasional smoker and have always battled with this, I continue to seek ways in which to stop as I know there is a link between smoking and HS,
I now have a vape pen e cig. Doctors class people as non smokers if they convert to these, but will this be the case with HS?
Is it the nicotine or the other harmful ingredients in tobacco that trigger HS? As I know tobacco is a nightshade.
I am on the waiting list to see a dermatologist but don't hold out much hope judging by others experiences.
Thanks for any advice/replies/support in advance.
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