Hidradenitis Suppurativa and Waxing

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Hidradenitis Suppurativa and Waxing

If you notice a number of small lesions, similar to boils, appearing on your body, particularly in the pubic, armpit, and anal areas, this could possibly indicate a condition known as hidradenitis suppurativa.

This condition, often referred to "HS", is ugly and embarrassing. As bad as hidradenitis suppurativa may seem, however, some home treatments can make it worse. If you do experience such a rash, or boil-like, infestation in one of the areas mentioned, there are a couple of things you should do immediately.

Before starting, make sure you clean the area regularly, but not obsessively. Use an anti-bacterial soap, and wear loose fitting clothing which has been thoroughly washed with soap in hot water, and completely rinsed... double rinsed if necessary.

By the way, if you don't know if you are sensitive to the perfumes, dyes, and other chemicals used in modern laundry soaps, you might want to switch to a safer, gentler perfume-free laundry detergent. My wife is sensitive, and this is what we use. The common additives found in off-the-shelf laundry soaps can cause rashes, itching, and other allergy symptoms in people sensitive to them.

There are also other natural laundry products, such as a fragrance free natural laundry powder from Shaklee.

If, unfortunately, you DO have hidradenitis suppurativa, you should avoid any hair removal process which could aggravate the condition. These include shaving and waxing, as these can irritate the condition and cause even worse scarring.

You should check with a dermatologist if you are not sure that you have this condition, as it respond's best to professional treatment and should not be treated with home treatments.

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