Tea tree oil

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Putting tea tree oil directly on the affected area is meant to KILL hs. Has anyone tried it?

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    Kill it ? 

    Surely if that was it the dermatologists would use it 

     

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      I did..for years. If you use it consistantly you will see a difference. It did not kill it, nor prevent new ones from occuring. It helped the inflammation. @anne52249 there is alot of misconceptions of relying on dermatologist to cure this disease. Even though a dermatologist doesnt have an answer doesn't mean there are not any other options and answers out there. I fixed my HS by not listening to my dermatologist actually.

      Please dont rely your whole life on a doctor to fix you. You are more than capable at researching and finding natural approaches to help you cope.

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      I didn't mean kill it like get rid of it forever haha I read somewhere it said if you put tea tree oil on it before it gets bad it can make it not so bad.

      I had always been a believer of drs and medicines cures everything,until antibiotics didn't work. So I started looking at more natural things like apple cider vinegar (drinking) and using tea tree oil,and what foods trigger it for me. I use bactroban ointment when I get a boil and usually it goes away thankfully.

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      I stopped eating wheat, tomatoes, onions, potatoes, peppers and just found out rice was also a trigger. Coffee also killed me. I literally almost does when I realize how much food items have all those things above. I have been so sad, however I beat it! I also found that applying zinc oxide , tea tree oil and lemon every morning and night has also helped. panties, polyester, excessive sweating, and no baths will irritate it.
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      How did you fix your HS? I am currently trying a few different methods: tea tree oil, antibiotics, and antibacterial soap. It's hard to tell what works and what doesn't since it takes a long time to see results. I agree that while dermatologist can be very knowledgable, it is good to do your own research as well (especially when it comes to a disease that is extremely under-researched). Would love to know what methods have worked for you.

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      I sure hope you don't use antibiotics to much as it would be awful to built a resistance to them. I found that didn't help,but what did was a topical antibiotic ointment called bactroban for smaller boils.

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    My HS is bad in my genital area 

    the dermatologist has me on dapsone at the moment but I don't think it's working as I recently had a massive boil on my inner thigh 

    the next step would be humira but I have researched other things but nothing's working 

     I was 60 when I developed HS and I'm sick of it it's embarrassing and I have no relationship because of it 

    any help or advice would be much appreciated 

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      Yeah I also am aware of the risks of humira and I personally wouldn't touch it.

      I'm 21,I was 18 when I first noticed a spot on my inner thigh.

      Sometimes I feel motivated and hopeful that I'm beautiful,then I get an awful reminder of the scars and spots I have in my inner thighs and it makes me feel gross.

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    I use it diluted in a carrier oil like coconut oil. It helps but not a solution. It’s triggered by foods. For me sugar is the main trigger and gluten. It’s different for everything one. 
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