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Hidradenitis suppurativa: what is it, symptoms and how to treat it

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Suppurative hidradenitis, also called suppurative hidradenitis, is the inflammation of the sweat glands, which are the glands that produce sweat, causing the emergence of small heritables or inflamed lumps in the armpit, English, year, and back, for example; They are regions of the body that are normally very covered and that produce a lot of sweat.

In this way, the people who have this disease can believe that they suffer from boils, although the characteristics of these conditions are different, they can cause the nodules of scars on the skin to be hydrosadenitis, a situation that does not occur with the boils. Find out how to identify and treat foruncles.

main symptoms

The first symptoms that could indicate hidradenitis are:



  • Small regions inflamed in the skin, the ones that present pain, hardening, reddening and swelling;
  • It may present with comezón, burning and excessive sweating;
  • With the passage of time, the skin can become bluish or dwell, due to lack of blood.

The nodules caused by the illness can spontaneously diminish or re-vent, releasing pus before the skin scars. In some people, after a few weeks or months, the nodules usually appear in the same area that was previously affected. In the cases where several nodules appear or when they are constant and slow to heal, the herids can increase and form abscesses or ulcers, being more difficult to treat, so it is necessary to resort to surgery.

The diagnosis of hidradenitis suppurativa is carried out through the present symptoms, the characteristics of the skin lesions and the patient’s history, being ideal to consult a general practitioner or a dermatologist, to identify the problem from the beginning. and start the proper treatment.

most affected regions

The regions of the body most affected by suppurative hydrosadinitis are in the English, the perineum, the year, the nalgas and the armpits, however, this disease can also appear on the areolas of the sinuses and near the shoulder. Know other causes of the appearance of balls in the armpits.

This disease usually appears in young women and can be caused by genetic alterations, weakness in the immune system, certain lifestyle habits, such as smoking or obesity, for example. Having a personal hygiene bag, such as staying for 1 week without bathing, can favor the onset of the illness, as it is likely that the sweat glands become obstructed, causing inflammation, however, it is not very frequent.



How is the treatment performed?

Suppurative hidradenitis does not have a definitive cure, but during the initial stages of the illness, the treatment works effectively to control the symptoms and is usually carried out with the use of creams with antibiotics and injections of corticosteroids in the affected area.

In more advanced stages of the illness, the doctor can also prescribe antibiotics in the form of pills and drugs that control the production of hormones and prevent possible infections, especially in women.

In the most serious cases, it may be necessary to perform a surgery to eliminate the region of the skin with the defective glands and replace them with healthy skin grafts, curing the disease in that area. Likewise, some general precautions must be carried out during the treatment in all cases, such as maintaining adequate hygiene in the area, avoiding the use of tight clothing and applying wet compresses on the wounds.

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