HS gets worse on holiday

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So I've been recently been diagnosed with HS around 4 months ago whilst having symptoms for 2 years plus. 

Anyway, I cut out all nightshade foods, take turmeric, cook and bath with coconut oil and kept dairy to an absolute minimum and have been highly dosing up on super foods. Whilst this hasn't put me into remission it has improved my condition majorly with only one small area left on my bikini line, which doesn't seem to want to go! Nevertheless it was a much better than before.

Then I go on holiday to Greece with my family for a week and have not eaten any nightshades whilst I out was out there and have come back to the UK with 10 more lumps! Does the hot weather condition make HS worse? 

I no longer am keen on going on any beach/sun holiday and think autumn/winter in city destinations will be my new holiday season...Another sacrifice I have to make because of this horrible disease sad

Does anyone else experience this when going abroad?

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    I have never been abroad, been in Uk all my life but from my experience about the nightshades, I also cut them from my diet and then brought them back to my diet and never noticed any difference in my HS. But increasing protein and reducing the bad carbs has helped with my HS, I think maybe you should give that a go. In the end I think you would require a wide excision surgery to permanently get rid of HS if the elimination diet doesn't work. I have decided to go for the wide excision surgery, will be discussing it with my dermotologist soon, I've read the most success comes with the wide excision surgery by removing all the glands around the place where the HS occurs NOT just the infected glands to stop the HS coming back on other areas as well. Get a food allergy and food intolerance test done to see what foods could be causing the problem too. Combine this with the surgery and in the end get laser hair removal on the places where the HS was present. This is my plan in curing HS
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    Coconut is one of my triggers!
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