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Hi, I'm currently 21 but have had HS for 5 years and almost always on antibiotics.
I'm due to see a specialist based at Guys Hospital whom I have seen once before where I was put on long term antibiotics for nine months.
At that point I had an open wound under my arm caused by a cyst that refused to close up for 6 months. I was told to see a nurse every 2 days to probe it, pack it and clean it in the hopes that it would heal. All of that just made it worse and the whole bigger but the specialist then gave me Betnovate C cream which closed it up within 2/3 weeks – it worked miracles and was nice not having to wear dressings constantly.
Also Hibiscrub is great to wash with as it keeps the area clean and doesn’t smell as I was very self-conscious about this.
Recently I have had 3 cysts come up under my other arm which are currently up most of the but I don't like the aspect of being on antibiotics for the rest of my life everytime they flare up because I know that it kills good bacteria as well as bad and is not good for your immune system in the long run.
I've heard that some people have had the cysts/glands cut out and haven't had issues since. Has anyone experienced the surgical option?
In the meantime, I'm going to look at cutting out nightshades from my diet as there seems to be a lot of positive comments and anything that the majority says works makes me hopeful fingers crossed.
Laser hair removal has been said to work so I have also considered saving for this and will research more.
I also used Aloe Vera on smaller cysts and this helped them go down in case it helps anyone else anything I can do naturally would be great!
Also, if prescriptions are costing you a fortune you can get pre-payment prescriptions which work out cheaper in the long run (£30 for 3 months instead of £8 roughly per prescription). Everyone may have discovered this but I was only told about this a year ago and it’s amazing financially as constant dressings, antibiotics and other medical issues all add up and not always affordable so your health sometimes suffers from this.
Hope any of this info helps or any surgical info would be great. Thank you
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