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Oral Antibiotics

Oral Antibiotics

My husband has just been given Dapsone has anyone else taken this and are there any side effects he is taking a lot of medication for diabetes and high blood pressure

Anybody Else Not Overweight?

Anybody Else Not Overweight?

I was diagnosed with a severe case of HS last week. I’m on oral doxycycline, topical clindamycin, and an acne wash. However I’m not and never have been a smoker or overweight. I’ve actually spent most of my adult years underweight from an eating disorder. I’m doing better now with the ED as I’ve just had a baby in September. I’m wondeting if the HS onset could be caused by hormonal birth control. I have the kyleena IUD

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Your case sounds similar to mine. I had my first abscess 2 weeks after giving birth to my oldest, then got pregnant a few years later and the symptoms went into remission with my 2nd, then again a few… read more

How To Get The Hospital To Understand That The Oral Antibiotics Given Is Not Helping

How To Get The Hospital To Understand That The Oral Antibiotics Given Is Not Helping

I have been dealing with a HS outbreak since March they keep putting me on doxycycline they have already cut it open once and it keeps doing the same thing over and over again. The only thing that helps me is vanco but when I try to tell them that they want to ignore me the place that’s under my arm has infection coming out of it and it is blistering my skin.

A myHSteam Member

Going to a dermatologist helped me right away. She was immediately aware of the condition and we came up with our first treatment plan. No other doctor helped. They just kept sending me for surgery.

New Medications?

New Medications?

I’ve been using oral antibiotics (erythromycin and now lymecycline) for 9 months now and it just isn’t helping. They’re less likely to get infected now, but the flares still arise and in new places. What medication would people recommend? And how would I persuade my doctor that what I’m on now just isn’t working?

A myHSteam Member

Awesome, let me know how it works out for you.

Dressings To Promote Healing

Dressings To Promote Healing

Hi all,
I just got diagnosed but have suspected I have hs for a while. My problem area is my groin. I've picked at any bumps that occur which means I have some open wounds. I don't have the Typical puss, but just lots of red angry skin that's open. Lots of blood/fluid initially came out but is stable now. I'm on oral minocycline and clindamycin ointment. This one area just won't freaking heal, and it's right on the underwear line. Any tips?

A myHSteam Member

Yes 🙌 and you can hold it in place with some stuff I have got here from my 👩‍⚕️ if you are getting irritated with the sticky stuff on any kind of bandage or anything like that you use so here it is… read more

Hormonal Treatment

Hormonal Treatment

Dr. Kimball mentioned Hormonal Treatment for HS instead of Antibiotics. Would Hormonal Treatments be recommended for older ladies or for men?

A myHSteam Member

Well it’s my surgeon 👨‍⚕️ that is working for me he has cut the one armpit open and removed the hs devil 👿 🔫 and now he has the other armpit to do the left one ☝️ and then the groin one ☝️ if the hs… read more

Is Anyone Using The Pic-line And How Is That Working Out

Is Anyone Using The Pic-line And How Is That Working Out

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Ive had several pic-lines and 2 broviac lines. I liked the broviac one better because they last longer and were anchored to my torso rather than my arm. Being able to do treatment at home is a… read more

Does Anyone Suffer From HS On Their Face ?

Does Anyone Suffer From HS On Their Face ?

Hey guys. Does anyone suffer from HS on their face. I have HS on other parts of my body however I’ve been experiencing huge cysts on my face that are very painful. Has anyone had a similar experience ? Been getting different responses so I just wanted to know how everyone’s else it dealing with it.

A myHSteam Member

I vaguely remember using clindamycin. Oral and topical.

Does Anyone Have Issues With Cysts Due To Their HS?

Does Anyone Have Issues With Cysts Due To Their HS?

Since being diagnosed with HS I have become prone to cysts in different areas that have required surgery to remove. Has anyone else had anything like this happen and what have you found helps?

A myHSteam Member

Yes I've recently had a cyst removed in my breast and a biopsy done. I have 3 more in the same breast
and some in the other. With chronic inflammation in both. I noticed when this was bad that not… read more

Are There Any Suggestions Or Tips That Might Help?

Are There Any Suggestions Or Tips That Might Help?

I have been trying to deal with this "problem" for quite a wile, some days are more painful than others. i was a little apprehensive about sharing anything but i am at my wits end. i went to the doctor some months ago, and was told to, "keep doing what I'm doing" which was letting hot water run on it in the shower. i had to go back to the doctor to have it dealt with a few times because it was too painful. my question is, is there some kind of cream, or soap, anything that might helped?

A myHSteam Member

Just added my self to this ok so I have had this scene my after having my first child my mother had them grandmother. So been to doctors all this time and for about the last few years the clusters… read more