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Do Anyone With Hs Struggle With Thyroid Issues?
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A myHSteam Member

Hi tiesha2 I have a thyroid disorder I've been on levothyroxine for close to 25years I have struggled with weight issues every since puberty and now in my 50s I have diabetes. Welcome to our group

posted 1 hour ago
I Was Diagnosed Last Year. What Have You Found To Help Make The Dark Marks Go Away Faster? I Believe I’m Stage 1/2.
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A myHSteam Member

Acceptance...

posted 5 hours ago
What Medicine Do You Take For Pain
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A myHSteam Member

For managing pain associated with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), there are both over-the-counter (OTC) and prescribed options:

### Over-the-Counter Pain Medications
- Ibuprofen (e.g., Motrin, Advil)… read more

posted 17 hours ago
What's Your Experience With Humira? Did It Help? Did You Inject It Yourself Or Does Only The Dr Inject It?
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A myHSteam Member

Humira helped me a GREAT deal even during flares. I took Humira for three different conditions but I felt like it did my HS the best. I did my own weekly injections at home.

posted 4 hours ago
Has Anyone Had A Wound Debriment? If So, How Often Has This Happened To You?
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Wound debridement, specifically punch debridement or mini-unroofing, is a procedure used to remove individual HS lesions. This minimally invasive procedure can usually be done in a doctor's office… read more

posted 2 days ago
Debating If I Should Go Try To Get Attention
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Have had a couple of lesions up here lately. Very painful wether I go to sit down or stand up. Have had areas drained in the past. I am scared about being hospitalized again and having to miss work. Just looking for some advice.

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Hi, I’ve had HS for about 25 years. I have tried everything under the sun to help lessen my flair ups. I mainly have flair ups in my groin area which can make it very difficult and painful to walk.

I… read more

posted 16 hours ago
Has Anyone Used Draw Salve? Does It Work?
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A myHSteam Member

I have and it moves along serious areas with pain relief

posted 4 hours ago
Hello, Good People! Has Anyone Been Diagnosed With Any Other Auto/inflammatory Diseases Since Having HS? Even While In Remission?
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A myHSteam Member

I have lupus, RA, colitis and HS. Humira was amazing for a long time and truly helped me live a great deal. Recently I have been changing medications and I am struggling

posted 4 hours ago
Laser Hair Removal - Irritation
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Is it usual to get irritation after laser hair removal? I had my first session last Monday and started to feel some mild irritation on Saturday/sunday. It’s got more sore over the past couple of days :( quite uncomfortable and delicate feeling

A myHSteam Member

Been thinking about it but many of mine are near the crack and on my right cheek. Kinda scared of some laser near the crack of my a

posted 5 days ago
What's A Common Misconception About HS?
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I can't use bleach no dyes no perfumes for all my soaps laundry shampoo I can't even use tea tree anymore. I don't just have HS but also other skin conditions like excema and seborrheic dermatitis I… read more

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