Hi. I dealt with HS since I was 7 yrs old. I went through everything from oral meds, injections, lancing glands, burning glands. Holistic meds; some sent from different countries. After having my 2nd child I was told did I ever think of plastic surgery? No! I went the Dr never saw anything like it. I had it under both arms, both sides of my groin and under breast. He had to remove All that "bad infected skin". Painful yes! Worth it yes!! I relapsed once but nothing like it was before. 2nd surgery was easier. Hope this helps.