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HidraWear Available on Irish Medical Card and Drug Payment Scheme

HidraWear Available on Irish Medical Card and Drug Payment Scheme

I’ve had HS since I was a young teenager. Over the years, I have struggled. Firstly drainage and leaking were always challenging, on top of everything else that comes with it. I’ve seen my HS friends struggle too. And I’ve spoken to countless people about the issues they face trying to manage their wounds. Knowing […]

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 […]

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, […]

Exercise and Hidradenitis Suppurativa

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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

hidradenitis suppurativa tips and tricks stage 1

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.

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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 […]

Hidradenitis Suppurativa Peer Support

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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 […]

Let’s Talk About Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) With Jasmine Espy

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We all know that living with Hidradenitis Suppurativa  can knock you down. It can certainly make life difficult sometimes and it can be hard to stay motivated. But life can be good, despite HS. We contacted some fellow HS warriors to talk about HS and share some advice with us. Jasmine Talks about Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) […]

Let’s Talk About Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) With Elise Axon

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We all know that living with HS can knock you down. It can certainly make life difficult sometimes and it can be hard to stay motivated. But life can be good, despite HS. We contacted some fellow HS warriors to talk about HS and share some advice with us. Elise Talks about Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) Elise is […]

Advice to my teen self dealing with hidradenitis suppurativa

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Body image concerns affect almost all teenagers. It is estimated at about 72% of teens in Ireland worry about their body shape. I was no different. Throw in strange unidentified boils, and you certainly have a recipe for self-esteem disaster. This is what I wish I knew when I was a teen and dealing with […]

Living with Hidradenitis Suppurativa

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I have been unwell of late. From time to time I suffer with my mental health. The reasons for this are complex and many, however I do know that living with hidradenitis suppurativa plays a big part in my mental state. Hidra What? When my mental wellbeing dips I still, like everyone have a full […]