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I've started laser hair removal, not so much as a treatment for HS, but more to help me be more comfortable when I do have flare ups and so that I don't have to worry about excess hair from the impossibility of shaving. Anyway, after the treatment the clinic will apply aloe vera gel and then a spray of thermal spring water (it's Avene brand but La Roche Posay and Vichy also do them and I expect they're all rather similar). I actually have a bottle of thermal spring water spray at home already so I looked up it's properties again. Basically it is full of minerals that can soften the skin and help to soothe sensitive or inflamed skin. I found a review from someone who mentioned that her husband uses it on his face after shaving to reduce ingrown hairs and that it has been really effective for him. I've kept using the spray about once a day on my face and underarms and have noticed a HUGE difference as I had a few stubborn cysts that had been sticking around for months and occasionally re-opening that have now almost disappeared after using the spray for a few months. I haven't been using it on my inguinal area and it's as bad as ever there. I'd love for some others to try it and see if it helps them? All it takes is a spray once or twice a day, it literally could not be easier. Anyone fancy giving it a shot to see if it helps them? I wasn't expecting it to do much but I really do think that it's helping so it would be great to find out if it benefits anyone else. There's not much else that I'm doing for it that could be effecting my HS as I'm not currently on any medication for it. Could be laser hair removal, but if so I feel that my inguinal area would be better also and it's actually worse. Let me know!
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