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Any natural remedy for hidradenitis?

Hi, I have been diagnosed with hidrosadenitis and given a prescription for antibiotics. However, I am trying to get pregnant and I am not willing to take antibioticts for an extended period of time. I would like to know whether there is any natural remedy recommended for this condition. Thank you.
Fri, 25 Apr 2014
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1. Hidradenitis [HS] develops in area where skin touches skin and when hair follicles become blocked & inflamed, and in women it tends to get on their genitals and upper thigh.
2. In its early stage it looks like boil or pimple but with time thick scar can form, thus without treatment, HS can continue its cycle of breakouts and healing. As the breakouts clear, scars form. Continual healing and scarring can cause hollow passages called FISTULA[s] to develop inside the body. Fistula[s] can be painful and require surgery to repair, so initially follow your doctor prescription and ask for antibiotics which doesn't affect pregnancy [mainly cephalosporins]
3. Natural remedy which can be tried is/are
. application of turmeric, black pepper, with coconut oil to the affected area relieves inflammation and treats infection.
. apple cider vinegar, omega 3 supplements,help treat the underlying cause of disorder
. tea tree oil is best known for its antiseptic, antifungal and antimicrobial properties and is only a topical hidradenitis treatment and it should never be taken by mouth, due to its toxicity when ingested. You can apply it directly on the skin or add it to the bath.
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Any natural remedy for hidradenitis?

** 1. Hidradenitis [HS] develops in area where skin touches skin and when hair follicles become blocked & inflamed, and in women it tends to get on their genitals and upper thigh. 2. In its early stage it looks like boil or pimple but with time thick scar can form, thus without treatment, HS can continue its cycle of breakouts and healing. As the breakouts clear, scars form. Continual healing and scarring can cause hollow passages called FISTULA[s] to develop inside the body. Fistula[s] can be painful and require surgery to repair, so initially follow your doctor prescription and ask for antibiotics which doesn t affect pregnancy [mainly cephalosporins] 3. Natural remedy which can be tried is/are . application of turmeric, black pepper, with coconut oil to the affected area relieves inflammation and treats infection. . apple cider vinegar, omega 3 supplements,help treat the underlying cause of disorder . tea tree oil is best known for its antiseptic, antifungal and antimicrobial properties and is only a topical hidradenitis treatment and it should never be taken by mouth, due to its toxicity when ingested. You can apply it directly on the skin or add it to the bath.