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    A Different Kind of TFP Success Story

    My son suffers from a condition called Hidradenitis Suppurativa. (Don't Google it if you are eating, lol.) he gets painful bumps and abscesses in several areas. The doctors have mentioned bleach baths., which my son was unable to do due to his height and our small bath tub. As his conditioned worsened slowly over the last 3 years, I had noted it was better in the summer. Which is a bit surprising at first glance, as part of it has to do with sweat glands, possibly. Anyhow, he went off all medicines last week and started swimming, as it finally got warm enough.his skin has gotten about 50% better! The doctors were really surprised. I have TFP to thank for some of that success! I explained to them that our pool was very similar to the bleach bath, as I don't add an unnecessary chemicals. They then recommended he swim at the local YMCA during the winter. My quick reply was "onlY if I could sneak in there with my test kit first!" It garnered a couple of big laughs, lol.

    I am not quick to let him swim anywhere else, because I know my water is properly sanitized. If things completely heal up, I may feel differently.

    So thank you for hosting this awesome site, I am thankful I stumbled upon it 4 years ago!
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    Re: A Different Kind of TFP Success Story

    That's a nice story, and I'm glad your son is able to benefit from the experience of your TFP pool.

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    Re: A Different Kind of TFP Success Story

    Another example of how swimming is very beneficial for one's health.
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    Re: A Different Kind of TFP Success Story

    Good stuff. Pick up a cheap and/or used hot tub and he can sit in bleach all winter too! . We love ours.
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    Re: A Different Kind of TFP Success Story

    That is a truly wonderful story. Thanks!!

    I had a time of it with skin as a kid, embarrassing beyond words, and I won't give details! haha. I almost always felt better for days after swimming in a pool (or in the ocean for me). They tried everything from pills, no citrus, cortisone, no tomatoes, no milk, more pills, milk baths, blah blah blah. I'm sure nothing as challenging as your son, but I remember saying... "can't we just go swimming?!?"
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    Re: A Different Kind of TFP Success Story

    I like the idea of a Hot Tub for the colder times. You can run it just like the pool!

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    Re: A Different Kind of TFP Success Story

    He's been begging for a hot tub for two years, ha ha. Never thought about the benefit for his skin, doh.
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    hehe TFP in for the win! You are getting a hot tub! LOL

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    Re: A Different Kind of TFP Success Story

    LOL!
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