Mystery Diagnosis

Season 9 Episode 6

The Man Covered in Boils

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Aug 23, 2010 on Discovery Health

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  • FINALLY!!!

    I have had this problem since I was 12. I am now 58. This is the first time that I have seen anything about hidradenitis on TV. Like the man in the show, I felt his pain, frustration, and despair. To this day there is still no cure or treatment for this nightmare. There was a glimmer of hope when they first started using biologics like Humera but they don't provide any help for most of us. I wasn't diagnosed until I was 17. He was right. It was such a huge relief just knowing that it had a name. I'm finally on pain meds. It doesn't make it better but at least I'm not a shut in and have many days without severe pain. I have a semi charmed kinda life now. .. But then. . Everything is relative...
  • Lonnie Smith, Thank you!

    I applaud Lonnie for having the heart to share his suffering with other's. Where can I get a recording of the show about his struggles with HS. Thank you,