Finally An Answer!!I am 27 and have been living with this disease for almost 15 years. It started off as like little pimples and the eventually got worse. I remember my freshman year in high school I had a flare up in the middle of class. It started to continually drain and to make things worse was that I was wearing a white tshirt. I prayed to God that noone would notice or smell it and after class ran to the bathroom and cried as I tried to stop it. I never knew what my issue was, Since it would come and go we didn't think that it was anything serious. I've had boyfriends but nothing real serious. Anytime it started to get remotely serious I would push them away in fear that they would find out. I usually get them under my arms, and found out the best way for me to avoid horrible flare ups is to try to get them to break early. Even though it doesn't stop them, it does help them from getting bigger sometimes. There are also times when they are stubborn and won't break till its ready. Just recently I had one on my upper thigh near my groin which was horrible. It was difficult to walk sleep or wear underwear. What I found that gave some relief is I put a bandaid over it. Even though I had to constently change it stopped the lesion from touching my skin and immediately allowed me to walk and sleep again. I haven't had a bad flare up in a few months and I don't know why. Right now I have lesions under both my arms, but they're not getting bigger or smaller. Its kinda odd, but it does drain a little every so often.
asbrown83 26-30 1 Response 2 Nov 11, 2010