Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Symptoms, Treatment & Home Remedies

By Patricia | January 27, 2010

Skin problems are a very common occurrence and seem to affect women more often than men. In most cases, these skin disorders are the result of hyperactive sweat glands or rather hyperactive sebaceous glands that lead to the development of the aforementioned skin disorders in some of the most sensitive places. One of these disorders that are influenced by sweat gland complications is known as Verneuil’s disease (also known as hidradenitis suppurativa) which is characterized by the inflammation of the affected portion of the skin. In addition to the swelling, one will also experience a significant amount of pain while there is also an increase in the likelihood of contraction of fungal or bacterial infections.

Most people will initially confuse the condition with lymph node swelling as a result of the many similarities in the initial symptoms. During the first phase of development, the inflammation will usually start to develop around the armpit area and will then cover other areas of the skin, such as the groin area, as the disease continues to spread. Medically speaking, there are three very distinct phases of the condition. In the first phase, either single or multiple abscesses form without any scar formation or sinus tracts. The second stage will see a progression where recurrent abscesses form that may also have tract formation. In the third phase, a number of diffuse or near diffusive interconnected tracts and abscesses are seen all over the affected areas of the body. While the condition can have a very significant impact on a person’s lifestyle, the most pressing concern amongst people affected by it is the substantial depression that most sufferers seem to be affected by. The chronic pain that patients experience is likely to be one of the most contributing factors to their depression.

Home Remedies And Treatment

Unfortunately, the condition has not been researched to any significant depth, thereby leading to the fact that, even in today’s very advanced world of medicine, no cure for it exists. However, there are a few tips that could help you obtain a certain amount of relief from the symptoms. Avoiding activities such as shaving and the usage of deodorants that are known to irritate the skin will go a long way into containing the outbreaks of the condition. The use of anti bacterial soaps and warm compresses during an outbreak are also known to significantly help contain the condition. You may also want to visit your doctor for a physically examined opinion of the condition.

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