I have Hs. what should I do?

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I'm 19 and I just found out I have Hidradenitis Suppurative. It causes me alot of pain. Right now I have and open sore under my arm. The sore has been leaking and open for about 2 weeks. The sore also has an very bad smell to it. I was wondering what should I do?

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    All can I said to you dear It's a beginning for you so ago ahead and search Catherine 435 patient and try to follow her direction. I am also following her direction. For more info about this disease. Search paleo diet hs. Read about this disease and try to follow. Don't Loose hope. God Bless You

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    At 40 my conclusion is that it's 90% diet related. Nightshades, nuts, and some dairy (some cheeses).

    Also get some clorhexadine wash for the shower. Use it lightly on the area and wash it off. Also some iodine povidine wipes and some bandages. When it's inflamed keep it covered and contain any of the exudate.

    Don't spread it with your towel when drying off...

    When it's at its best, keep the hair clear of the area... One hair in the wound can keep it infected.

    The paleo diet (AIP) is good for identifying your food intolerances. You want to eat well, less processed foods and more whole foods, but you don't necessarily have to commit forever once you work out what triggers the inflammation (usually follows the trigger food by about 12 hrs). I cut out all the bad stuff for years until I worked out it was the good stuff like potato, chilli, paprika and nuts (with lots of dairy compounding it)

    I eat very plainly vegies, chicken, rice, meat, fruit. Occasional burger or sandwich but I have to recognise all the ingredients before I touch it... One slip up and you have a lesion for a few weeks.

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    wash area with hibiclens, it has helped me with the stinging and burning and smell, you can find it at walgreens or cvs. i use it everytime i shower.This will help.
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