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Hi, this may be TMI for some so just a heads up! I am stage 3 and deal with abscesses often. This is the 1st time I am getting one in the opening/inside you know where when I say down south! Uhg... sorry!

I am worried about infection and wondering if anyone has advice dealing with this certain area?! I can see my dr but I know there isn't much she can do and the surgeon won't operate because he says extremely low success rate. Basically I am worried about possible infection and going potty. Again sorry!

Any advice would be super helpful!

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    Avoid nightshade veggies and fruits, use turmeric paste on boils and start your dieting with vegetables
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      Hello and thank you for replying. I am worried about infection and just called my dr. Basically just gonna go in there for checkup . It's so hard to keep gauze there and gonna do my best. I have already tried tumeric but not ina paste so I will but food has no effect on me. Done several elimination diets first and been tested for gluten allergies and all is good. Mine is too much sweat overheating and stress doesn't help. Figures after it happened after an interesting thanksgiving lol.

      Again, ty for getting back to me! Happy holidays!

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      Lol I had different story. but anyways, avoid nightshades continuously. When you got free then you can continue. And mention not you most welcome and happy Holidays you too as well.
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    One of the best things you can do to prevent infection are

    ?1. Go buy some gloves. So you don't introduce bacteria with your fingers or finger nails while changing the dressings.

    ?2. I use hibicleanse wash on my abscesses. It's what surgeons use to scrub their hands before surgery. It's not too expensive for a small bottle. Maybe $7 or $8.

    ?3. If you can allow your abscesses to get some air they'll close faster limiting infection risk. It's just like a cut, you wouldn't keep a cut closed up with moisture. So you need too allow it air. Shut your door and watch some t.v. with the gauze off the sore.

    ?Sorry this was so lengthy girl!

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    One of the best things you can do to prevent infection are

    ​1. Go buy some gloves. So you don't introduce bacteria with your fingers or finger nails while changing the dressings.

    ​2. I use hibicleanse wash on my abscesses. It's what surgeons use to scrub their hands before surgery. It's not too expensive for a small bottle. Maybe $7 or $8.

    ​3. If you can allow your abscesses to get some air they'll close faster limiting infection risk. It's just like a cut, you wouldn't keep a cut closed up with moisture. So you need too allow it air. Shut your door and watch some t.v. with the gauze off the sore.

    ​Sorry this was so lengthy girl!

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      Dear lady, thank you for the suggestions! I always have hibicleanse around and basically did what you had suggested. Sadly the bugger is still there but getting smaller! So far I have been able to avoid the doc😄I am overdosing on Christmas movies but hey it's a good thing! Hope your holidays are wonderful and thanks again for replying!😷🎄🎅🏼🍾

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    Hi tj, have you tried taking zinc pills, I'm taking over the counter zinc pills one every second day since january and my HS dissappeared, I did not take them for a week and bam, suddenly I had a flareup, It's not a cure, but I could take the zinc pills rather than go full Paleo . I think because I smoked a few cigarettes again it also had an impact, was vaping for the past year. I took a few zinc pills again and the 2 bumps popped in 2 days, just got them bandaged now, but the pain is gone. They used to take months to pop, 3 days is a record for me.

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      Which zinc supplement is best 4 this disease and which meal we have to take it. Because some said that don't take with iron, copper and calcium. So what's your opinion on this.

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      Just trying to get some more information about zinc pills, ( picolinate' gluconate) from the patients. So you mean you just took zinc pills with meal and what about copper? Because I learnt in different pages that while taking zinc you have to take copper pills too. Is that true?

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      Just try the zinc, if you only get the 30mg ones then take 2 a day... they are really cheap, i buy them at 3$ for 3 months supply For the 70mg ones Which as stated on the bottle is the 100% daily requirement.
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      Hello, I did try Sun Valley Zinc pills (it's been about 6 weeks I think)and to no avail. I have tried elimination diets and I use hibiclense also. I knw heat, sweat, and stress are huge contributors but I also wonder if my Sjogren's and other autoimmune diseases have a lot to do with it also. This is soooo frustrating but I REALLY apreciate all the helpful advice!!!!

      WIll continue to stay on the zinc as I know with my elimination diets it takes a while to find out. Hope everyone is having a Happy New Year!

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      I have not checked any levels, when i just started using the zinc i actually took 3 pills a day, for the first week, that is 210mg a day, i got a bit constipated, then i started taking less and less until the hs was gone and i stayed on one every second day, i skipped for a week , got a full hs flareup and went bck to 2 a day for a week, the lesions drained and now after a month they are gone again and i am on 1 pill every day, i will go back to one pill every second day once the purple marks go away. That seems to keep the hs away. I've never had any side effects apart from the constipation.

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      Hi again, I wa lbs wondering if I could ask another question kinda related to what we were talking about?? It's really bugging me. Of course I have an abscess down there now, but after my super sized one I was left with @ 13 small holes in my vag-recto area after it had burst. The hospital I was going to after taking a quick look at it told me to leave and not to come back for HS. They had looks of horror on their faces. Since then I can't get a dr to look at my holes. Even the plastic surgeon. My reg dr says it's out of her league. ANY clue what all these holes are? I'm thinking tunnels or fistulas but they do not drain anymore ( been close to 2 years) but are still open but not painful. Just my abscesses killing me.

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      Hi, I have hs on my beltline and had a few boils on my inner thigh, on my beltline i have a few holes, but I think its scarring, it also have no leaking or pain, but I keep them clean, and rub coconut butter or oil on them, one was actually a tunnel and eventually came to the surface and the piece of skin in between teared and the scar is now almost gone.So my advice would be to rub coconut oil into them after a bath, I've found that if they get infected then using unscented baby powder to dry them out quick works best. Also when I get a bad lesion, i soak a bandage in betadine and put it on the boil, it helps to stop it from getting infected or spreading.

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      It should, im just not sure if you can dress a wound with it. Liquid betadine change colour when in contact with an infection, or boil, it is almost if it pulls out the infection, but that might just be the iodine reacting.
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      Hi Voidrunner, doing better for now biggrin))))! It finally went away! Have some smaller ones but they are manageable. I don't know if you know but I also have Sjogren's Syndrome (autoimmune) and had to have recent surgery and another hospitalization from that and am recovering. t times I swear if it's not one thing it's another. Dr's think HS is autoimmune???and my Sjgrens culd be related. Just trying to deal with all this one day at a time.

      How are you doing and what's new with you? Please let me know!

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      Hi, I'm fine, my december flare-up has cleared up fully now, and my life is back to normality :-) . It's good to hear you are better now. I think HS has certainly proved itself as autoimmune. Honestly, I think all these autoimmune diseases that we are getting is a result of our lifestyles and all the crap that is in processed food nowadays. It seems HS can be our body's way of getting rid of the poisons that's in our food. Anyways good to hear you are doing well :-)

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      Hi, my dermatologist here in the States says the research literature seems to be coming into agreement that HS is autoimmune.  About a year ago, our Federal Drug Administration approved the use of Humira (used for other autoimmune skin disorders, I understand) for the treatment of HS.  I'm not a candidate for Humira, unfortunately, because of other medical issues.  Just wanted to let you know I'd heard it looks like HS is autoimmune...perhaps one step closer to finding a cure.  We can only hope.

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      Hello, my Dr's are leaning to the same conclussion. They think it is related in a way to my Sjogren's. They say if you have one autoimmune you are likely to get another. I am in the states also (Wisconsin). Also getting retested for RA.

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