Treatment

Hidradenitis Suppurativa treatment

Hidradenitis Treatment differs from one doctor to the next simply because it is such a rare disease that most have never encountered it before. The ones recommending antibiotics and surgery are usually the least informed ones since these are not effective nor are they practical over time. Surgery should only be considered in extreme cases as a last resort where multiple tracts have formed under the skin and healing would only take place with the affected area removed completely.

Other medication to be considered for the HS disease include

  • Vitamin A supplements
  • Anti-androgen therapy has proven to be successful in trials but do require high dosages.
  • Turmeric is known for it’s anti-inflammitory properties and can either be used as a spice in food or taken orally in the form of capsules.
  • Coloidal Silver is a bit controversial but patients have reported long term use to be effective.
  • Hydrogen Peroxide 3-10% can be used for cleaning open wounds. This also kills any bacteria or infection, which allows the wound to heal from the inside out and reduces risk of recurrence.

Radiation therapy has been reported to work in some cases, but most doctors refuse to treat patients with a non-malignant disease, as there are long-term risks to secondary radiation exposure that may cause later complications.

Lifestyle changes

Recently an ever-increasing number of patients have reported that they have found the best Hidradenitis Suppurativa treatment to be simple lifestyle changes from, avoiding inflammatory foods and changing the type of soap one uses to a regular steam bath. To read more about this holistic approach click here.