I havnt been officially diagnosed with HS but after almost ten yearsof suffering from boils, blackheads, pus and blood filled bumps on my thifhhs, under arms, breasts, buttocks, and my private area I finally set up an appointment with a dermatologist. I've seen my primary care doctor for these things and the only thing they've ever said ar lose weight and wash the areas with an unscented soap. Well I've done these things and nothing seems to help. I am heavy set (21yo 5'11 and about 220) but even when I was 175 I still had these terrible thing. Sometimes they get so bad I cant move without being in pain. I alwaysthought I wathe only one with this problem. I've tried the little home remedies some people have suggested but the only thing that has helped t all is tanning. It doesn't completely stop it but it helps with the out breaks. It has made me so self concious esp with my boyfriend. Im always afraid he will see them and ask me what it is or think om dirty. I love the summer but always have to tell myself to keep my arms down when in a tank top because I int want anyone seeing the scars or the bumps and wonder. Ive also read that it can cause bowel problems which i also have(ibs, colitis, and chrons) i did smoke for 5 yeard but quit this past Christmas. I have an appointment thursday andam hoping they can do asomething, anything to get the outbreaks, scars, and pain to go away! Any advice on medications or things that have been helpful to others would be greatly appreciated!!
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