I am 63 and have suffered with HS since I was 17. I have outbreaks in the groin area. My dermatologist recommended 2 washes to use on a daily basis when showering. One is called 10% Benzoyl Peroxide, and the other is Hibiclens Antiseptic Antimicrobial Skin Liquid Soap. This has worked well for me. My outbreaks are much farther apart. However, I do at times have the need to have one lanced. It is very tempting to attempt to lance one myself when the pressure and itching is unbearable, but each time I do this, I end up with a bad infection.