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When I was 17-18 I developed a Pilonidal cyst and I had never felt pain like that before. After a few days it went away, it has been recurring for the last 16 years now. I also started getting lumps on my inner thighs that become inflamed and raised and would seep water and blood and puss. I assumed these were due to weight gain. Recently I drastically changed my life style and started exercising every day and the lumps in my thighs have become huge, I can fit my whole hand around the area and it is very painful to walk and sit. Not to let this beat me I started looking for ways to treat it so that I can go back to the Gym and I started reading about HA and feel that the symptoms match what I have been experiencing for the last 16 years. I've always felt it was dietary, like a buildup of toxins in a specific area and I came across someone else mention Nightshades. I am a smoker who lives on potatoes and loves tomatoes and ketchup, I eat these foods every day, could these be the cause of my issues? I’ve never complained of these issues as I have always felt they were self-inflicted due to lifestyle. My wife has always told me to man up when she is sticking needles and squeezing the sores and I she can’t understand why I say it is so painful, as much as I don’t want to have a lifelong condition it would be a good thing for to know that it has a name and is not because I am dirty.
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Im a strong believer in the diet.. After living on chips, sausage rolls, lollies and iced coffee milk for about 20 years.
Absolutely try eliminating the nightshades for 3-6 months. One slip up could cause inflammation for 3-14 days (two week set back on healing) . The pilonidal one can/should be surgically removed, i dobt know if that can heal itself and the treatment may help your other areas.
My body dealt with the HS a lot better with the pilonidal gone.
When you say toxins built up in a certain area... The current theory seems to be the gut. And its an autoimmune inflammatory response that affects your hair follicles and sweat glands in areas where skin on skin.. Underarms are very common too.
The 'water' is 'serous' which is what the wound exudes when not infected... It has a lot of trouble to break through and heal when you have a hardened pit like that.
You need to get a proper diagnosis from a dermatologist so ask for an immediate referral. The Derm will also know the best treatments. For recurring ones you need to get the material incised by a surgeon and this will stop it coming back in the same place. Every time you get a flare up you need antibiotics straightaway. These work for many people including me. Your doctor or derm can put you on a course of long term ab's to help either stop them or lessen the impact on your life.
Are you aware that mass infections left untreated can occasional lead to sepsis? This is seriously and can even be life threatening so please take them seriously. x
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