Hello all - first of all - thanks to everyone who has posted on here as it's been a big relief to read first hand experience of this bugger of a condition. I've been seeing doctors for 3 years now and after long periods of antibiotics and topical creams (tetracyclene and steroid creams) have just been referred to a dermatologist with suspected HS. I'm already feeling lucky at this point not to have such extreme outbreaks as some that are mentioned on here - my sympathy to those who struggle daily with this thing. I guess mine must be fairly mild, but involves the armpits, under the breasts and in my groin. I was particularly concerned when I got a pustule on my inner labia which is why I INSISTED on getting a better examination, as it was so sore. I haven't had sexual relations for 3 years now because of embarrassment, and, while one can overlook small bumps and scars, the smell that these can cause is too humiliating! I will let everyone know what the dermatologist says - if he has any bright ideas that haven't already been mentioned. On a plus note - I've found that tea-tree oil is effective for me in the healing of 'boils' and the scarring effects. Love to you all (and sorry for banging on..!)
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