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Hidradenitis Suppurativa
My History
I had 'aliens' growing under my arms for years before I finally got a name for the disease, and now I am collecting information and web pages. It is NOT contagious, it is common disorder of unknown cause in which boil-like lumps develop in the groin and sometimes under the arms.
I use Hibiclens daily and that seems to help keep it under control
Laser
I have had two laser hair removal treatments from Alternative Health Associates and that seems to really calm down the irritation and aliens - though now I see the skin tags more.
Mayo Clinic info page
Diana Fite, M.D. article. Suggests Thyroid testing.
This is part of the eMedicine online Emergency Medicine section.
Various Suggestions: (NOTE I'm not a doctor, these are just some things that some folks use)
Drink lots of water
Get pleanty of sleep
Quit caffine
No greasy foods
Generally take care of your body
Washing daily with PhisoHex and applying Vagisil Powder to areas that typically perspire a lot
I use Hibiclens daily and that seems to help keep it under control
Arm & Hammer spray deodorant (I don't use deodorant or shave)
Vitamins C, E, a multi-vitamin, and zinc
Some folks are excited about some reaserch with Staphage Lysate (SPL) from Delmont Labs
Skin Site information on HS
NORD National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc page on HS
Medline query on HS (points to listing of articles)

Temporo-Mandibular Joint
After a string of ear infections they finally realized it was actually TMJ I have a mouth guard from my dentist that seems to help.
TMJ Association
Dr Shankland TMJ & Facial Pain Center
Ear Pain and the TMJ
Suggests apply heating pad for a half hour at least twice daily.
Dr. Grossan
Reccomends papaya enzyme tablets
Center for headache & TMJ

STD's (Sexually Transmitted Diseases)
Herpes
Skin Site has a collection of Dermatology Diseases.
Valtrex Rx info
The Truth about Herpes fourth edition
Wipe Out Herpes with BHT has been reccomended as a good sourse
HPV - Human Papilloma Virus
Planned Parenthood Info on HPV
CDC info

Smoking
First major attempt was during the Smokeout of 96 for 3 months
I made a great attempt to quit smoking March 6, 2001
That attempt lasted 8 months, I did not smoke over 2000 cigarettes, and saved over $300
That quit was with the help of Zyban
My last cig was 5/15/2002
Quit Smoking Banner
This quit I am motivated by God Children and I tried hypnosis
Silk Quit Support
Committed Quitters sponsered by Nicorette

Various Diseases and topics
Physical Urticaria
Hive like outbreak when body temperature heats up (exercise or hot tub) or cools down to quickly
Emedicine
PCOS - Polycystic Ovarian Syndrom
PCOS Suport
PCOS can cause facial hair on women
Electrolysis
Laser
Vaniqa Cream
Donating Blood
FAQ about blood donation
FDA FAQ
Drugs
Prescription Drug Drug3k-Online Drug Encyclopedia
XLEAR inc
Xylitol has been known to help with allergies, sinus infections, and dental health
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