Tag Archives: Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Hair removal and Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Hair removal and HS

While it is true that hair removal can sometimes irritate your hidradenitis suppurativa, it is always a personal choice. Hair removal should not be obligatory, but it shouldn’t be off-limits either. Your body your decisions. Not all hair removal methods are the same. Some are more skin-damaging than others. Some may increase your chances of […]

Daily Management of Hidradenitis Suppurativa

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Firstly, most people with hidradenitis suppurativa manage some element of their condition daily. Whether that’s lifestyle or wound care at home, we are certainly always working to keep ourselves safe and well. So, you can never have enough HS tips. Secondly, everyone’s condition is different. So not every tip will work for you. However, this […]

Make Valentine’s special from the comfort of your own home

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This Valentine’s day, most of us will be stuck at home… so why not make the most of it. Celebrate the love with a significant other, family member or friend and try to focus on the love and support that surrounds you. To make it easier for you, we have put together some fun ideas […]

Talking to Your Boss and Co-workers about HS

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Hidradenitis Suppurativa gives no consideration to the workplace. And there may come a time when you need to explain your disease to your employer and co-workers. Deciding who to talk to is tricky. It would help if you chose those people who need to know and those you are comfortable with knowing. If your symptoms […]

Like Music? Check out Jackson Gillies – Rising Star

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If you haven’t already heard about Jackson Gillies, you are in for a treat! And if you have, well make sure to check out his new music on Spotify. Jackson sings from the heart, and what a big heart he has. Jackson has endured chronic illness since early childhood when he was diagnosed with type […]

Challenging Hidradenitis Suppurativa Wound Care

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We all know that the drainage from HS can certainly be difficult to manage. The leaking and the weeping is unpredictable and often has different consistency, colour and odour. Typical HS lesions drain a lot, and usually this can be contained by an absorbent dressing like gauze, or absorbent pads like the HidraWear dressings. However, […]

Self Compassion and Hidradenitis Suppurativa

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Many people who take time out because of chronic illness judge themselves harshly. They judge themselves for not being productive. Or worry that others will think they are lazy. Too often, we default to the blame game in which we are all losers. We have talked about rest before and how that is productive. But […]

Christmas, Covid-19 and Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Christmas, Covid 19 and hidradenitis suppurativa

Linking Hidradenitis Suppurativa to a ‘festive event’ certainly may seem strange. However, managing long term conditions through such holidays can be a challenge. To add to the worry of hidradenitis suppurativa, there’s COVID-19, a whole heap of stress in itself! We can’t deny that just cooking a big dinner can be hot and hard work […]

Give Yourself a Break – The Mental Toll HS Brings (For men)

You’re already dealing with the physical pain of hidradenitis suppurativa; take it easy on yourself. So what if you fall back on plans to hang with friends or go out because you can barely walk due to a flare-up. You have to understand it isn’t your fault; you did nothing wrong, you’re not dirty and […]

Managing Your Mental Health With HS

Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) is more than a skin disease. I don’t need to tell you the ways it can affect your body. But it can be equally devastating on your mental health. You may learn to treat your physical symptoms. But, it’s equally important to learn how to manage your emotional wellbeing too. Mind and […]

9 Ways to Make Life Easier With HS

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Last week we talked about things that can make HS worse and how to deal with them. But HS can affect us in many ways and not all of them are to do with flare-ups. There are strategies we can use to manage our condition better overall. So, it should come as no surprise when […]

HS Misdiagnosis and Treatment – Michael’s Story

So, if you’re reading this, you most likely have or know someone who has Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS).  I’m a 24-year-old male living in sunny South Florida. The humidity is through the roof, and the chub rub is well… rubbing. That being said, firstly, let me tell you how this disease has changed my life. If […]