Both Ferragamo and Julia Ferreira, 22, another patient in Portugal, living with HS, recommend this skin-soothing camphor, menthol, and eucalyptus-infused ointment for odor control. “I love this for my flares because it’s pretty potent for helping block the smell,” says Ferragamo. “I use a small dab on my unopened flares only, as too much can potentially burn the skin. The menthol in it really helps cool the area,” she explains. Ferreira adds that she applies the product to inflamed areas to help with the pain, but also advises steering clear of any open wounds or bruises.