Monday, March 29, 2010

Come Monday...Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS)

“Come Monday…” is a weekly series that will involve a review of, or commentary about, websites, movies, documentaries, television shows, sports, music, and whatever else may tickle my fancy at the time. Be assured that these reviews will be generally positive, as in accordance to the Jimmy Buffett song “Come Monday.” This is subject to change, however. In fact, I would be most derelict in my duties to neglect going on a rant every once in a while. For rants promote change, and change can be good—right? Therefore, since good is generally considered as being a positive force in 99.3% of the parallel universes that I am aware of, even a rant could be considered as being something positive, and a genuine hissy-fit would be even better (so I’m told).

Have you ever had a pimple the size of golf ball? How about one the size of an orange? Well, this is what it is like to have [Hidradenitis Supprativa (HS)].

Yes, it really is not so unlike getting a pimple. That is, except for everything being super-sized, of course. For instead of just popping these pimples, they usually need to be lanced, which is to be sliced open with a knife, and instead of a little spurt of really gross looking stuff coming out, we are talking about a handful or two with HS.

Oh yes, aside from being rather humiliating, a HS pimple is also a quite painful experience. In fact, the pain makes one completely ignore the humiliating part.

No, I do not suffer from this ailment myself, but both my wife and her sister do. I also have another very close friend who suffers from this.

Therefore, I do know a little bit about HS, and one of things that I wished that I did not know is that none of their doctors appear to know anymore about HS than I do. For all they have been willing to do is lance the pimples and try to prevent a secondary infection, and when asked about where this comes from and what can be done to prevent it from coming back, they just shrug their shoulders.

Below is a video from someone else who is suffering from HS. Do you know of anyone? Better yet, do you know of any way to successfully treat this horror?

Link: [On YouTube]

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  1. After your description I couldn't bring myself to watch the video. I'm not familiar with this so I'm no more help than the doctors are. Wish you luck in finding some answers.

  2. Thanks for stopping by again, my dear Ann!!! I naturally can't blame you a bit, and I'm ashamed to admit that I am often rather reluctant to respond when my wife asks me to help her clean the stuff out when one opens up in a place that is hard for her to reach.

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