Hidradenitis Suppurativa is a skin condition that makes someone starts to feel small lumps which are quite painful. It normally happens after puberty, mostly in girls, sometimes in boys too. At first, you might not even feel them a bit, but with time they become worse.
Hidradenitis Supperativa can be felt around the area where two muscle/ body joints are connected together and constantly rub creating friction between them. These areas can be armpits, buttocks, breasts, and groin.
If you detect it early, like any other disease, medical experts can cure this all through medicine, and surgery. You have to be careful with the initial handling as it may lead to further complications if not taken care of. Like any disease, this too can disrupt your normal life of every day and affect your emotional well being.
So the question arises, why do some people suffer from Hidradenitis Supportive? We have all the answers your need to know about this condition’s cause and symptoms as well as the treatment stated below.
Let’s start it, shall we?
Causes of Hidradenitis Suppurativa
Science has developed so much but there are still some flaws and empty slots when figuring out the ‘whys’ and ‘how’s of a disease.Or some disaster that happens in this world all the time.
Sometimes we can never find the causes for some diseases but scientists assume the facts.However, even sometimes facts change too so we can change the hypothesis. And just like some other diseases in history, the exact cause of Hidradenitis Suppurativa is unknown.
It’s not an infectious or a contagious disease. Nor does this happen because of uncleanliness. But it can happen to anyone, anytime just like any other disease. However, there are some causes for it that are mentioned below
- This disease develops when your hair follicles accumulate in the skin and become blocked. The cause for this could be some type of inherited genes, hormones, and immune system problems
- Age factor plays a major role in this.
Also, those who are exposed to this disease are at a major and high risk of getting other difficult diseases afterward, too.
People of almost 18-29 ages are affected by it easily.
- Smoking of any kind can result in Hidradenitis Suppurativa in both men and women.
- One other big cause and risk factor for this weird disease is obesity.
There’s a big link between obesity and certain more diseases.
How Do You Know You Have Hidradenitis Suppurativa
Like any other disease, symptoms are quite visible and sometimes can be felt through the pain of different kinds.You have to look for the symptoms beforehand. We are mentioning some symptoms down here for you:
- The biggest symptom of Hidradenitis Suppurativa is a pattern of double-barreled or pairs of blackheads.
The area will show blackheads accumulated.
- Another big symptom is a big lump in the target area.
We can easily feel it through both touching and a sense of pain. It’s usually one small lump under your skin surface and can grow with the passage of time.
- Lumps like these, especially of this disease are caused where there are oil and hair follicles on your skin.
Also in the presence of sweat glands. Such as your anal area, breasts, buttocks, and inner thighs, and especially armpits. When you start feeling or seeing these lump(s), please contact your doctor immediately.
Ways to get rid of Hidradenitis Suppurativa
If your disease is in the initial stages, try the following methods:
- Sit in a hot water bath. Apply warm towels to the affected area for ten minutes straight, gently compressing it.
- You can also apply cleansing creams or gels.
- Try anti-inflammatory medications.
- Wash the affected area with anti-bacterial soap, antiseptics.
Remember not to wait for the symptoms to become severe rather visit your doctor immediately.If anything seems off in any of your areas on your body, get an appointment. Remember, don’t be your own doctor! It can’t make you any better it will only harm you.