Lanced Boil?

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Hi everyone, i was recently diagnosed with HS. Since my early teens, I used to break out on my buttocks, and I thought I just got had ingrown hairs and idk. I just thought okay it's something I can fix. Anyway, I never found a fix and I would get these pimples that never really popped and would leave purple marks on my behind. Eventually after so many breakouts I'm just scarred. About last summer I noticed a small lump growing on the inside part of one of my butt cheek, and it kept growing, finally it popped and a hole was formed, if I squeezed liquid would come out. Finally I went to a derm who lanced it and told me put gauze. I still have that hole, and he lanced towards the top of it. So, the hole isn't leaking bc he lanced the top of it. Does this hole ever close, will I need to remove this surgically? This is the first time im dealing with this and just am scared of what the future holds for me. I suspected for a long time I had HS but I was too embarrassed. As of now not even my partner knows. I just feel so ashamed. I know it's not my fault but I don't even want to look at anyone in the face and talk about what's happening to my butt! It's awful.

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    My hole did heal it took a long time about 7 months then it left a deep scar it was super gross. I cant shave my pits if i do they come back worse. It sucks. I told my hubby he understands. But having this is a pain i have not got a bump in a while. But i can totally relate.
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      About 6 years ago I decided to get laser hair removal for my pits because I would always end up in rashes. Shaving gave me bumps and deodorant gave me rashes. My armpits were like 3 shades darker and I thought omg this is horrible so I paid for it. I have to say I have not had a break out under my arms since starting laser. This was before I even knew what HS was, and now that I think of it I didn't even think the bumps under my arms and my behind were related!!! So for me, laser has been wonderful, and I avoid regular deodorants. I use arm and hammer natural deod stick. I def have to reapply during the day though.

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      I also use the arm and hammer but it does not wrk very great. I have to keep putting it on. I also have used lanacane spray it helps drain mine. Im so happy ive been bump free for a while. I didnt change anything just no longer shave..sounds a bit gross but my flair ups were terrible. I have to wear shirts with sleeves because im so embarrassed about my underarms. I should look in the lasar hair removal.
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    I can relate to u I have had them everywhere I have one on my face and have had them lanced open the ones on my bottom have been lanced I had it lanced 4 months ago and still open my husband knows and he understands the pain I go threw the one on my face is up by my nose so I have black eye embarrassed
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      That's what I was wondering how long do they take to heal. It's so ridiculous to be honest. Makes me so mad. I'm happy you have a great support like your hubby. I didn't know HS also appears on the face. Do you see a specialist? I am so happy to have found this site because for so long I've dealt with this and thought I'm the only one dealing with this weird skin issue and I see now I'm not but it also makes me so angry that the medical community hasn't found cures for us..doctors don't even friggin know what it is. My doctor after seeing my behind said some people just get body acne, and I said well I thought it was HS, and he said well yes that's what it is. I think to myself, had I not said that, was he going to tell me? Or he would let me walk out with, "it's acne" Eventually he examined all the other parts it normally appears so I felt a bit relieved he knew SOMETHING about HS.

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    ok so here we go suggestions galore:..and yes i have HS im 52 and had since ibe been 11 years old..totally in remission now with just an occasional flare

    Google Nighshades..stop eating them, if you smoke STOP, our bodies hate tobacco and are allergic..Epson Salt baths 2X daily..Tea Tree Oil in a sirum and use daily..Abreva for ones existing to help dry up..take Tumeric it works great..diet is key to this our stomachs have severe reactions to what we eat, and this is how it manifests itself in us..;(

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      Thank you so much Tammy. You give me hope. It's one thing to read a book and another for People to come forward and speak on how things have worked for them.

      I have tea tree oil, but used it alone. I recently found castor oil helps but I think it's a layer that helps prevent friction I think I will add some tea tree to my castor oil.

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    your right there, are you on the FB pages for HS?....if not research and find them and you will hear so many different ways of helping your own body fight this...everything is different and everyone responds so differently , but most of the products we do use are very helpful and we wouldnt go without..like Vicks Vapo rub..put that on them helps draw them out while easing the pain....i have a million things i do or did before..that book will help you so much!..much love
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      I have one more question, so as I said before I got a boil lanced, and it's closed up now. Today I got home and it's filled again. I have an appt coming soon as a follow up, and I stopped taking the antibiotics about 3 days ago it was giving me the runs and making me itch all over. Have you tried anything to help them heal naturally? This one was brewing for about 6 months until it grew to what it is now. I'd say about the size of a quarter or slightly bigger.

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      Hi I have so many of them all over had them lanced opened alot and still haven't gone away and more puss and crap keep filling up I was told they will do that I have 3 that I had lanced and are filled up again I'm really sick of them

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      I was just reading older discussions and someone mentioned thermal spring water spray helped their cysts go away..I found a few products in amazon...I'm about to order. This boil is like 7 months old.... I'm willing to try anything

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    Use Peroxide dipped cotton balls and then dip in Epson Salts and cover...also during day keep Abreva on them to dry them up..i swear it works girl... and yes they will continue to fill unless they got it all thats why hot compresses after work so well to keep the skin soft and will allow drainage
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      I just saw this reply. Thanks so much. I am scheduled for surgery soon to fully clean and drain it. Doctor said he will need to probe and see how far it goes because of the area it is in it might be a Fistula. I'm so worried this doesn't heal. Thank you so much for your advice!!

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      Can you use a Abreva on an open lanced Hs boil. It’s been lanced since May and still waiting for it to heal, I don’t know if I should put a dressing daily or leave it open to air.  Please help me
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