Tag Archives: Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Feel in Control of Your Life with Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Hidradenitis Suppurativa Control

A lot is going on all around you. Between work, kids (maybe) and home, friends and events, it can be difficult. Throw in chronic illness, and it feels like the world never stops spinning. You are not alone in this. Life with hidradenitis suppurativa can be good! Research has shown that there is a link […]

5 Ways to Support a Friend Who’s Just Been Diagnosed With Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Young women supporting a friend that got diagnosed with Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Even for the best of friends, a diagnosis of Hidradenitis Suppurativa can be challenging. You may want to support your friend; you just don’t know what to say. Let alone what to do. In truth, you can’t make this disease go away. But you can be there for your friend and make things a little […]

Hidradenitis Suppurativa Trigger Foods

HS trigger foods

Being diagnosed with HS can be a life changing moment, and very often, we can feel a sense of grief and loss of control of our bodies. While there is no cure for HS, doctors and researchers are working hard developing new treatments that will help to improve our lives and there has been lots […]

Fabric Selection in the Management of HS

Hidradenitis Suppurativa Fabric Options

Sometimes hidradenitis suppurativa can be worsened by the clothing we wear. Some fabrics contribute to friction. Other materials may not be breathable or absorbent. The wrong fabric, especially in undergarments, can make HS more uncomfortable than it already is. This is because some fabrics can cause friction. Sometimes, your hair follicles become blocked. Bacteria can […]

Exercise and Hidradenitis Suppurativa

yoga for hidradenitis suppurativa hs

Hidradenitis Suppurativa takes its toll on our bodies in many ways. As well as dealing with the usual pains and discomfort of the wounds and lesions, HS also causes us to walk differently and sit differently. HS can even affect our posture. HidraWear has teamed up with the most wonderful yoga instructor Ana Maria Conneely, […]

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 […]

HS on the go! What You Should Have in Your Hidradenitis Suppurativa Kit.

hidradenitis suppurativa kit

While Hidradenitis Suppurativa is a lifelong condition, it shouldn’t stop you living your life. In the past, we have talked about an array of HS management tips and products. Hopefully, this has given you an idea of some of the things you will need to care for your condition. We’re going to look at some […]

Essentials for Life with Hidradenitis Suppurativa

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Everyone manages their condition in their own way. We all have our favourite creams and antiseptics. Strange I know, but that’s living with HS. If you are newly diagnosed, you may not know where to start. In this post, we are going to talk about your options starting out with HS. From wound care to […]

Living with Hidradenitis Suppurativa Scars

hidradenitis suppurativa scars

I am fortunate in a sense that of all the challenges HS presents me with, my scars are not one of them. I accepted a long time ago that I was never going to have blemish-free skin. That is if such a thing exists at all. I don’t see my scars as ugly but not […]

The Many Names of Hidradenitis Suppurativa

The many names of HS

Hidradenitis Suppurativa is the name we all know, but maybe not love. It turns out doctors might feel the same. Names are certainly more than labels, they are descriptions. However, HS doesn’t accurately describe the physiological process. As well as that, HS is not the only name for the condition. Today we are going to […]

Why We Say “I’m Fine”, Hidradenitis Suppurativa and Wellbeing

hidradenitis suppurativa and wellbeing

I used to volunteer in a mental health organisation. Most people were very honest about their feelings. And if you asked somebody how they were, you would get a real answer. I was used to it, but when someone new would visit, they were often taken aback at the openness. This brings up an interesting […]

Hidradenitis Suppurativa Peer Support

peer support for hidradenitis suppurativa

There are many different definitions of what peer support is. So, for the purpose of this blog, its someone who has lived experience of the same condition.  And they are willing to use that experience to help others. When I first got diagnosed with hidradenitis suppurativa, peer support was critical. I was in a bit […]