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Did you have a blog about your experiences? I just wonder because I came across one, where the author called them her "aliens". Localized
anesthetic, on an active inflamation is horrible! I was told after "sometimes it isn't fully effective because of the infection" - a warning I
would have liked before they cut me open! I have had 2 on my face removed. I know having them on your face isn't "supposed" to be part of this
condition, but I have also read about others having them there as well. Thankfully they were small and not a huge deal. But the scarring left from the
cysts became discolored and looked like constant bruises. There is some scarring from the removal, but it is nothing compared to the bluish spots I
Don't give up on finding someone special. If a person is not willing to get past this issue, he/she isn't worth pursuing. I am very fortunate that
my husband has never once made me feel self conscious about it, even when my face swelled up and a co worker asked if my husband (then fiancé) had
hit me! But I do feel horrible in a swim suit, the scarring on my legs usually keeps me in a cover up unless I am actually in the water.
I feel for you guys, because it sounds like you have it worse than mine, and mine is way too much!
I don't have a blog about my experiences, but I think I know who you may be talking about.
I belong to a Yahoo Group called HSGirlTalk, and we call them aliens over there
If you guys have not heard of the group, look us up! We would love to have you, no matter what stage you are in
I too have problems with acne on my face and when I was much younger I would get the cystic kind and now I wonder if it wasn't HS of the face. I took
the accutane too and it didn't help either. On my face I use Kojic Acid soap once a week to keep the pores unplugged and to help the skin turn
Kojic Acid Soap
It is an amazing exfoliator but it is intense which is the reason I only use it once a week (no need to scrub the skin with this)...be sure to use a
light moisturizer afterward, I use this
Home Heath Moisturizing Cream
Another good face wash is Alba Organics
Alba Organics Enzyme Face Wash
Here is a link for the Burn Jel Plus (you may also be able to find it in your local CVS)
Burn Jel Plus
Also here are some links to the bandages
Coverlet Bandage Large
Coverlet Bandage Strips
*If you are allegic or have sensitivity to Zinc, do not take or use the following*
The following is simply what I use that I have found helps me.....not medical advice, lol.
The Pyrithione Zinc wash that I use on the aliens on my body is this..it is for Men but it doesn't have a masculine smell to it
Pyrithione Zinc Wash
If you can't find it then there is also this
Walmart Brand Pyrithione Zinc
The Py Zinc washes you only need a little bit and dilute well with water...it stings a little but it has been my experience that it cleans them up
The Zinc supplement I am taking is this
I take this paticular one because it includes copper along with the zinc and comes in 30mg per tab.
I also take a multivitamin.
You are very lucky to have a mate that understands the issues - he is definitely a keeper, lol
Regardless of what stage of HS we are in, whether we have a few breakouts or many, we are all in this together.....