Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS), also known as ‘acne inversa’ is a dangerous skin disease that erupts in covered areas such the inner thighs, groin, buttocks, underarms and breast. Though it is a non – contagious disease, it is essential to realize the symptoms of HS and take necessary precautions to cure the same. Cause of HS varies from obesity to genetic disorders.
Impact of Hidradenitis Suppurativa on Your Skin’s Health
•Formation of sebaceous cysts that are extremely painful and may exist for years without any change. Inflammation and drainage of pus is a common occurrence.
•Difficulty in healing of wounds. The drainage of pus will leave the wounds open and therefore, it takes time to heal.
•Friction from clothes, humidity, heat and hormonal changes in the body of woman increases perspiration that further aggravates skin flare – ups, making the skin look reddish and gives a feeling of itchiness.
•Wounds that are left open by sudden bursts of pus may lead to the formation of bacterial infections and deep tissue inflammation. Extreme case of ignorance in understanding the seriousness of the situation may give rise to depression.
In other words, HS completely ruins the skin health. Acne inversa is a rare problem therefore, it is not often researched. This is also a reason why the problem is misdiagnosed most of the time and thus, any kind of treatment proves to be ineffective. Due to the sensitivity of the situational occurrence of HS, most women find it embarrassing to talk to a doctor and therefore, the problem goes uncured for ages.
With timely intervention in Hidradenitis Suppurativa skin disease, the situation can worsen and the ultimate recourse will be skin grafting. Currently, the carbon dioxide laser surgery is effectively used. However, surgery does not necessarily solve the problem and it can recur again. Thus it is necessary that HS is not ignored and timely medications are sought for from an experienced medical practitioner.