Keeping Cool with HS
Everyone needs a bit of help on hot or humid days, especially those of us with Hidradenitis Suppurativa.
Think about fabric that is light, breathable and porous. Cotton and linen are great options and can help keep you cool.
There are several ways to cool your body temperature, whether that be via head, neck, wrists, ankles, waist (pressure points), or your feet when you’re able.
Some ideas include (see below for photos; links can be found here):
Putting your feet in cool water as much as you can at home or using a portable foot basin
Cooling or Ice cloths
Various cold/ice packs (head, wrist, ankles, chest, etc.)
Arctic portable air conditioner
Mini hand held fan
Ice pack vests (this is quite costly, so it wasn’t included in the list, but is available)
This is an awareness article for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or other health care provider.
Written by Denise Panter-Fixsen
Edited by Brindley Kons