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Started by Joe
Posted: June 25, 2013 at 05:58
Today is 06/25/13. Back in January I was more than likely bitten by a
brown recluse spider on my scrotum.Two days later an abscess formed on
the right side and blew up to the size of an apple just on the right
side. Day 3 I got to the er they look at it and say its cellulitis and
wrote a script for a antibiotic. 2 days later a big hole formed and
concave inward. I returned to the er and they cut me open in 7 spots
give me another script for stronger antibiotics. A month or so goes by
and my scrotum heals. Two weeks after that a bump on my inner thigh
appears and within two days manifestis into a 3 inch open wound. I go
to my primary care doctors where they take cultures and tell me I have
MRSA. Gave me a list of things to take and do. It heals in a months
time. I have 3 more outbreaks after that. One really bad 10 days ago
where over a dozen spots appeared. A cluster on my lower back, both
inner thighs, and my scrotum. I go back to my primary doctor he takes
3 biopsies and today I get informed that they came back positive for
Hidradenitis suppurativa and basically it laid dormant until I became
infected with MRSA from going to the ER. How, no they are
not the same, but if infected with MRSA your dormant Hidradenitis
suppurativa can spring into action. I might need to go talk to a

Reply #1 by ladyk
Posted: June 25, 2013 at 14:41
Joe -

Hidradenitis suppurativa
Mayo Clinic

[Apply warm compresses. A warm washcloth or compress can help reduce swelling.

Keep the affected area clean. Gently wash the affected areas with antibacterial soap. After washing, apply an over-the-counter antibiotic.

*(Consider using Hibiclens antimicrobial cleanser at least 3x weekly in shower paying special attention to lather/rinse well troubled areas. This will reduce bacteria overload. Hibiclens carries warning - DO NOT GET INTO EYES, EARS, MOUTH.
Hibiclens Antimicrobial+Compatible Moisturizer )

*(Another topical alternative between Hibiclens showering - you might consider soaking garlic baths as described on forum.)

Wear loose fitting clothes. Loose clothes and underwear can help prevent skin irritation, while tight, synthetic clothes may irritate your skin.

*(Box style underwear are better than briefs, but Pouch style men’s underwear are best at preventing skin on skin contact, which prevents irritation.)

Lose weight. Excess weight increases the number of areas where skin rubs together — for example, between skin folds — causing friction, increased perspiration and bacterial growth. Though weight loss won't cure the disease, it may improve symptoms.

Zinc supplements taken daily may help reduce inflammation and prevent new outbreaks.]


Other topical treatments to consider…
*(Bacitracin Antibiotic Zinc Ointment)

*(Caldesene contains Undecylenic acid)
Undecylenic acid

*(Aveeno - anti-itch ointment)

Reply #2 by ladyk
Posted: June 25, 2013 at 14:44

Are there any effective natural acne treatment options?
from Brent A. Bauer, M.D.
[Some natural acne treatments may be helpful in reducing inflammation and reducing acne breakouts:

Topical treatments
-Tea tree oil. Gels containing 5 percent tea tree oil may be as effective as are lotions containing 5 percent benzoyl peroxide, although tea tree oil might work more slowly. Tea tree oil may cause a skin reaction known as contact dermatitis. There's also some concern that topical products containing tea tree oil might cause breast development in young boys. Don't use tea tree oil if you have acne rosacea because it can worsen symptoms.

-Alpha hydroxy acids. These natural acids — found in foods such as citrus fruits — help remove dead skin cells and unclog pores when applied topically. Alpha hydroxy acids may also improve the appearance of acne scars. They can also cause redness, mild stinging and skin irritation.

-Azelaic acid. This naturally occurring acid is found in whole-grain cereals and animal products and has antibacterial properties. A 20 percent azelaic acid cream seems to be as effective as many other conventional acne treatments, including 5 percent benzoyl peroxide and oral tetracycline.

Oral treatments
-Zinc supplements. Zinc plays a role in wound healing and reduces inflammation, which could help improve acne. Taking a zinc supplement with food may reduce side effects, including a bad taste in your mouth and nausea. Zinc can also be added to lotions or creams and may reduce acne breakouts.

-Brewer's yeast. A specific strain of brewer's yeast, called CBS 5926, seems to help decrease acne. Brewer's yeast may cause migraines in susceptible people and may cause intestinal upset.

More research is needed to establish the potential effectiveness and long-term safety of these and other natural acne treatments. If you're considering natural acne treatments, consult your doctor first. He or she can help you weigh the pros and cons of specific treatments. ]

Keeps hands away from involved area! Learn all you can about cross contamination.
Note: *( ) are my interjections.

Hope this helps.

Reply #3 by shashank
Posted: January 2, 2018 at 13:53
Home Remedies For Hidradenitis Suppurativa:- Hidradenitis
suppurativa (HS), also known as acne inversa. It is a painful,
debilitating and chronic inflammatory skin condition. This long-
term skin condition is characterized by blackheads and red, tender
bumps (lesions) on the skin. The cracks cause itching and burning
sensations. They often grow bigger, eventually breaking open and
draining pus. Recurrences often result in scarring.
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