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Can HS be food related?

I'm 19 and I've had HS (never talked to my doctor about it, but I assume open/recurring abscesses in your armpits is not normal and counts as HS) for about 3 years now. I had a stomach bug a week and a half ago and barely ate a thing for a few days. When I did eat it was fruit or chicken broth/vegetables. The HS instantly cleared up for several days after that. It was almost completely healed. Now that I'm eating my normal diet, it's back with a vengeance. Luckily mine's pretty manageable--I just can't wear white--and there's only a lot of pain sometimes, but if there's something I'm eating that's causing it, I'll cut it out in a HEARTBEAT. Are there any common trigger foods for HS? I go some stretches of eating really unhealthy processed foods and I know that can aggravate it, but I don't always eat completely horribly and eating healthy whole grain/fruit/vegetable for awhile has never helped at all. The only thing that has come close to fixing my problem was hardly eating at all.
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1041243 tn?1375230520
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I'm not aware of any foods being related to HS. I was a vegan and still got it, on a raw diet and still got it, etc. I've never read, been told by dr or another sufferer that certain foods can cause flares or anything. You could ask a dermatologist though. It could've been because your body was already on the defense because you were sick. Were you on antibiotics or anything?
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1041243 tn?1375230520
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I forgot, I once read somewhere someone believed theirs was associates with potatoes. They cut them out and hadn't had a flare since. I tried no potatoes for a couple months after this, no luck. The cause of HS is unknown. Some researchers have tried to link it to a few conditions (thyroid, RA, Chron's Etc), But like many sufferers I have none of these so this doesn't help. There's some good quotes about all this in another thread, I think it's called something like Thyroid conditions and HS. Hope this helps!
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