Swimming was the first thing that my HS affected [although I didn't know that's what it was at the time], when I was 14 and stopped going because my legs and groin were a horrible, embarrassing mess.
Lots of websites giving advice to HS sufferers say that swimming is the best exercise to do, because not too much rubbing of limbs etc, and also the chlorine is supposed to be good because helps dry the skin out.
So, what I'm wondering is, does anyone here go swimming?
If they do, what do they wear to cover up the affected areas - and is it accepted by the pool or do you have to ask special permission to wear T-shirts or whatever?
I need to do some kind of exercise because I'm getting obese, and I'm trapped in the cycle of 'losing weight would lessen the pain a little' - 'need to exercise to lose weight' - 'can't exercise because of the pain'.
Can anybody else relate to this?