Tag Archives: HS symptoms

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 […]

Self Compassion and Hidradenitis Suppurativa

self compassion and hidradenitis suppurativa

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

Jasmine talks about hidradenitis suppurativa

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) […]

5 Healthy Ways to Deal with HS and Anger

Last year I posted a picture on Instagram that said it was okay to be angry. Someone left a comment asking if anger can be controlled? Firstly, the answer is yes, you can control your anger. But it made me think that our immediate response to anger is fear of losing control. Whether it’s in […]

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 […]

HS Disease and Emotions

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We all have feelings that overwhelm us. Believe it or not, emotions serve a purpose. You shouldn’t ignore them. In avoiding feeling bad, you ignore a message your body is giving you. HS disease and emotions can be difficult to manage sometimes, but they can be managed! For some people with HS, overwhelming emotions are […]

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