Hidradenitis Suppurativa is a skin disease that affects the reverse areas of the body, the areas of contact with the skin. It is considered a severe form of acne (acne inversa). HS perspires deep into the skin around the sebaceous glands and hair follicles. Parts of the body which are usually the groin and armpits (where there is contact with the skin). This disease is neither contagious nor persistent. With this disease, painful abscesses filled with pus, epidermoid cysts, sebum cysts, pilonid cysts, multi-localized infections or bumps in the affected part of the skin and scars usually form. Abscesses can be extremely oversized in some people, and they are very painful to the touch and can last for years with temporary to regular periods of pain that end in drainage and leave open sores that do not heal.
These outbreaks are often the result of stress, hormonal changes, or damp heat. Draining these provides some relief from severe and stressful pain. Pain is a constant occurrence and is extremely difficult to control. Continuous lesions can lead to scarring and the development of sinuses or tunnels that connect abscesses or infections under the skin. Full recovery is not possible at this time. Their development varies from person to person, with some experiencing a decrease while others worsening and may involve numerous surgeries to survive relaxed.
Premature opening of a wound regularly masks the progress of the remedy. Bacterial infections and cellulitis as well as inflammation of the deep tissues can occur on these skin spots. Many cases of HS go undetected for years because the patient does not like to report the disease. However, if the patient ultimately chooses a doctor, the disease appears misdiagnosed and it is often found that the disease has been treated ineffective, which can turn out to be more harmful.
How is this caused?
Hidradenitis suppurativa occurs when the sebaceous glands (sebaceous glands) and openings of the hair follicles are blocked by fluid, dead skin cells, and other substances released by the surrounding sweat glands. When these things are mixed with the oil from the sebaceous glands, they enter the surrounding tissues. The bacteria can then cause infections and pain. The factors causing this disease are disturbed hormones, heredity, smoking and overweight.
What are the obvious symptoms?
Delicate red bumps on the skin, blackheads (small pitted areas of skin) and painful pea-sized bumps. These bumps developed under the skin can last for years, grow larger, swell and become inflamed. Leaky bumps or sores are also obvious symptoms of HS. Open wounds heal fairly gradually, but still form scars or tunnels under the skin when fully healed.
In some cases, the disease worsens and affects different parts of the body. Some people have mild symptoms, but obesity, hormonal changes, stress, heat, or excessive sweating can make symptoms worse.
Treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa
Hidradenitis is common in people who have had acne as a recurring problem. Hidradenitis can get worse under stress. Non-surgical treatment may include: local and normal hygiene, weight loss in overweight patients, the use of ordinary soaps, antiseptics and antiperspirants, the use of warm compresses with chloride solution sodium, wearing comfortable and loose clothing. There is no known cure or foolproof treatment for HS. Carbon dioxide laser surgery is currently considered the last resort for people at the highest stage. However, surgery does not improve the condition forever and can also be quite expensive.