What is Hidradenitis Suppurativa and How to Treat It Naturally?

Hidradenitis suppurativa is a condition of the skin which has many forms including small, pimple-like bumps, deeper acne-like nodules or even boils. It is painful and usually appears in areas where skin rubs together such as armpit or groin. (1, 2)

Symptoms:

  • Red, pimple-like bumps
  • Pain
  • Boils
  • Deep nodules
  • Draining nodules

Causes of Hidradenitis suppurativa:

  • Abnormal immune reaction to commensal bacteria
  • Friction
  • Excessive weight issues
  • Blocking of seat glands
  • Cytokines
  • Smoking
  • Inflammation and blockage of hair follicles
  • Minor bacterial infection
  • Certain types of drugs

Here is a list of some natural remedies which will help you treat hidradenitis suppurativa:

1. Rubbing Alcohol

You need to take a cotton ball and soak it in alcohol. Then apply it in the affected areas and leave it to stay for few seconds. After several uses you will feel a relive. (3)

2. Lemon

Lemon is rich in vitamin C which help us get rid of dead skin cells and toning our skin. Apply some lemon juice on the affected areas and rub it for few minutes. Then leave it for 20 minutes and rinse it off. Do this every day before you go to sleep. (4)

3. Milk

You should use a cotton ball to apply it on your skin and massage it gently for 15 minutes. Repeat this twice a day and after several weeks you will see the results.

4. Warm Compress

Fill a glass bottle with hot water and wrap it in a thin towel. Apply the compress on the affected area and hold it for 15 minutes. Do this twice a day.

5.  Aloe Vera

Take Aloe Vera gel and apply it on your skin. Rub it for 5 minutes and then massage the area. Leave the gel to dry and then wash it off. Repeat this 3 times a day. (5)

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