Hs Is A Pain In The ButtFor the last 4 years I have been getting painful boils on my backside. It started out as one or two occasionally and now it is full blown on both cheeks. I was diagnosed finally last month with HS. I asked the surgeon that diagnosed it what to do about it. He said "nothing, there is no cure." he suggested a dermatologist and massive antibiotics or having them lanced as the arise. None of that sat too well with me.
This has caused a lot of anxiety and embarrassment since anyone that suffers with this disease knows that the boils can fill and suddenly rupture and leak. With it being on my backside I am always afraid of where I sit or if I will ever be able to wear my light colored pants again. I am also tired of having bandaids stuck up my rear to cover them.
Once I got the diagnosis, I did some research online and found two sites - one that offered an all natural cream and one that offered herbal pills. I have talked to my primary care physician and he is agreeable to try the treatment. So far the cream has been helping a bit it drawing it out and drying it up. Since I am in the middle of a severe flare up though and have been out of work on other issues, I am concerned about going back to work on Monday and if I will be able to continue with work or will have to leave work permanently since I sit at a desk all day and now I find I can only tolerate a desk chair for about 20 minutes at a time.
Leverby53 56-60, F 6 Responses 0 Jul 9, 2011