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How Do I Talk to My Doctor – Hidradenitis Suppurativa

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The Dreaded Doctors Office So, you find yourself worried about your body, but you are too scared to talk to your doctor about hidradenitis suppurativa. You think they won’t listen to you, or that you are being dramatic. Sound about right? If you are struggling with this right now, don’t worry most people have at […]

A Good Eight Hours- Sleep and Hidradenitis Suppurativa

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I can’t imagine that there isn’t a person in the world who hasn’t woken up at 3am, counting down the hours until their alarm goes off. Or those of us who have laid in bed tossing and turning and counting sheep trying to get to sleep. But let’s add sleep and hidradenitis suppurativa into the […]

Managing HS – Don’t Let HS Hold You Back

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Following on from my last article, here a few more tips for managing HS on a daily basis. These little tips help me get through the day and keep on top of my HS. 1. Keep a Trigger diary What makes managinng HS difficult is the fact it is different for everyone. What medication may […]

HS, Stress and Reflective Writing

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HS and Stress First things first, stress is not a bad thing because it plays a role in many functions in your body from metabolism to your heartbeat. Without it, you would die. When we talk about stress and harm, we are usually talking about the stress that exceeds our ability to cope. It may […]

My Hidradenitis Suppurativa Diagnosis

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The Chance Hidradenitis Suppurativa Diagnosis I have had Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) for 13 years. Last year I visited my doctor for something unrelated. While I waited, I read the Irish Skin Foundation’s Hidradenitis Suppurativa booklet. Reading through the booklet, I recognised my symptoms and decided to ask my doctor about it. Now that I have […]

Yoga for Hidradenitis Suppurativa- Episode 2

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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, […]

Hidradenitis Suppurativa and Your Love Life

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How to stop your HS from getting in the way of your love life Life and relationships can be hard to manage as it is. Throw a chronic skin condition like Hidradenitis Suppurativa in the mix, your love life can get complicated. Here are a few ways you can help stop your budding relationship from […]

6 Little Things to Improve your Mental Health

Mind your Mental Health A good rule of thumb when you are feeling down or anxious is to check in with your body and see what it needs; are you hungry, thirsty or tired?  Your mind and body are not separate so everything that happens in your mind is happening in your body. Therefore, it’s […]

Body Positivity – A Book Review

Book Review: Body Positive Power by Megan Jayne Crabbe Body positivity is something I have been interested in for a while. Unfortunately, online, it seems to be a battleground. Some people seem very confident in their bodies telling everyone that they should be too. Others mesh health and morality. This can intimidate someone new, who […]

Behind Closed Doors – The HS Experience

The HS Experience It won’t come as a surprise to anyone living with Hidradenitis Suppurativa that there is a link between our physical and mental health. When I tell someone I have the condition, I am usually met with a few different responses. Firstly, there’s the person who looks blankly at me and tells me […]

How Your Pet Can Boost your Wellbeing

Pets and Wellbeing First of all, adopting a pet is a big decision. Whether you are a cat person or dog person, they are another mouth you must feed, dedicate time to and take care of. Yet, animals especially cats and dogs look after their people too. Furthermore, research has found pet owners to be […]

Homemade Natural Deodorant

It can be really tricky to find the right deodorant for you when you have HS  because you want to use something that will be kind and nourishing to the body. Also something that helps prevent irritation. For that reason, this natural deodorant recipe has been tried and tested by on the-go people. The natural […]