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How Does Smoking Affect HS?

How Does Smoking Affect HS?

I see a lot of tips for reducing flare ups include stop smoking, and while I don't smoke cigarettes, I do smoke weed and vape. I do want to quit vaping, but I self-medicate for other conditions I have with weed, so I'm curious as to how smoking affects HS?

A myHSteam Member

I believe the potatoes is my problem. But I am badly addicted to potatoes and my cigarettes

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

A myHSteam Member

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

Trying To Lose Weight To Stop The Flare Ups But Exercise Causes Sweat Which Causes Flare Ups…. Losing Battle??? Help 😞

Trying To Lose Weight To Stop The Flare Ups But Exercise Causes Sweat Which Causes Flare Ups…. Losing Battle??? Help 😞

A myHSteam Member

I’ll be 35 come this March. I’ve been inactive my entire life until the age of 32. I started following beginner yoga videos. They’re slow, focused on breathing, no rushing, it’s amazing cause you find… read more

If I Get Rid Of My Hair Follicles In The Affected Area Do You Think That Will Stop It?

If I Get Rid Of My Hair Follicles In The Affected Area Do You Think That Will Stop It?

A myHSteam Member

I don’t believe in using antibacterials and all that. I believe in washing every day with Cereve unscented soap and using natural herbs and black tea externally for outbreaks. During outbreaks… read more

Has Anyone Tried Medical Marijuana As Part Of A Treatment Plan?

Has Anyone Tried Medical Marijuana As Part Of A Treatment Plan?

My worst triggers are meat/dairy and stress mixed with heat/humidity. I have anxiety and depression which I have medical marijuana to help with, it's VASTLY reduced my outbreaks, even when I don't eat the way I'm supposed to.

A myHSteam Member

Where it is grown is important. Marijuana plants clean the soil of toxins, old pesticides etc. The plant uptakes the toxins. They considered growing it to clean up toxins in agriculture areas. Rice… read more

Has Anyone Had A Genital Abscess Drained While On Your Period?

Has Anyone Had A Genital Abscess Drained While On Your Period?

Sorry this is really embarrassing for me I have a really large and painful abscess near the opening of my vagina thats swollen to the point where its almost on the inside of my vagina sorry rather graphic I know but im at my wits end can barely wipe without screaming with pain i would really like to have it drained as I cant walk either but im on my period and will be for some days yet has anyone had surgery while being on their period and can you even have surgery with it being positioned where… read more

A myHSteam Member

Yes. If you are self helping. Take a bath as hot as you can stand with some Epsom salt. It helps until I can get to my doctor. If it hurts so much it steals you breathe or makes your heart hurt.. Seek… read more

Vaping & Smoking With HS

Vaping & Smoking With HS

hey, i was just diagnosed w HS & i have absolutely no problem changing my diet but my issue is vaping & smoking. i just want to know if switching to a non nicotine vape or cbd vape as i've heard cbd helps inflammation would make a difference. also, does anyone know if THC make HS worse? thank you sm in advanced.

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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?

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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