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What Do People Do About Covering Or Bandaging Their Areas Between Flare Ups?
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Hullo, all!

My HS was being an absolute pain in the behind (a flare up the likes of which I'd never experienced before!) when I got my diagnosis in December, I haven't been consciously tending to wounds prior to then. I had a real problem healing up and have been put on lymecycline.

The thing is - during the bad times, I got used to keeping the areas covered every day, changing the dressings at least once a day (more if necessary), but I've found that now that the lymecycline is doing it's job… read more

posted February 19
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A myHSteam Member

I don't keep my areas covered between flares. And I don't usually cover them during. When one bursts I may use a bandage but usually not. My mind says to leave it uncovered, let it breathe and heal. Hugs!

posted February 19
A myHSteam Member

Once my flares are dormant I do not cover up but def keep up with my antiseptic washes, showering immediately after workingout, and avoiding the heat as it's a trigger. And as you said i believe it's beneficial to let the skin air our once they are calm. That is just my opinion.

posted February 19
A myHSteam Member

The longest time that I have had drainage was 1 week. I keep my wounds bandaged until it stops draining.

posted February 19

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