Avatar universal

Hidradenitis Suppurativa and Tens Machine?

Hi everyone,
I've had Hidradenitis Suppurativa for years now, I have it in all possible areas (groin, thigh, buttocks, abdominal fold, breasts, armpits) and for the past 3 years I have been treated with pain medication.

It has now been decided that "pain relief shouldn't be required for a skin problem" got to love those ignorant doctors!

My appeals for pain medication are going unheard and I have been told to use a Tens machine. I have bought the Tens machine, read the booklet and it states:
-Put the electrodes as close to the painful area as possible.
-Do not use on inflamed, broken or infected skin.

I'm sure you can all see my problem, where exactly am I supposed to put the Tens machine so that it is close enough to the painful area, but not on inflamed skin? Also it cannot be put on the chest area.

If anyone else uses a Tens machine or has some ideas on where I can put it i would appreciate your comments.
The areas I would most like to focus on would be my armpits and my groin.
Thank you in advance,
0 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) Community

Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Learn to identify and prevent bites from summer’s most common pests.
Doctors argue for legislation to curb this dangerous teen trend in the latest Missouri Medicine report.
10 ways to keep your skin healthy all winter long
How to get rid of lumpy fat on your arms, hips, thighs and bottom
Diet “do’s” and “don’ts” for healthy, radiant skin.
Images of rashes caused by common skin conditions