I have suffered from hidradenitis suppurativa (boils in sweat glands) since my teenage years. I am now 57 and still have problems. I have tried every concoction known to man-kind and as far as I am concerned the only way to tackle these painful and sometimes debilitating boils is to use Ichthammol Ointment 20% on a bandage covering the boil. It is a drawing salve that speeds the draining process which brings great relief. You can buy the Ichthammol ointment at most any Pharmacy but you might have to ask for it from the Pharmacist because sometimes it is kept behind the counter. I have also used Boil Ease which is a Benzocaine based salve but the Ichthammol works much better at drawing out the infection. Take it from me, I have tried everything and this is the best thing I have used.
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