Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Causes of Hidradenitis Suppurativa disease

The exact cause of the disease is not known. It has been observed that swellings under the skin are caused by the obstruction and inflammation of the hair follicles. It is thought that genetic predisposition, hormones, obesity, carbohydrate-based diet and smoking play a role in the occurrence of the disease.

Although the disease usually appears after puberty, it can also occur later. The probability of occurrence after menopause or before puberty is quite low. For this reason, it is thought that hormones also have an effect on the development of the disease.

It has been reported that people with this disease have problems such as acne and excessive hair growth.

Hidradenitis Suppurativa disease has nothing to do with .In the same way, it is not a disease that develops due to infection, but it can make the person vulnerable to other infections. The disease is not contagious There is no person-to-person transmission.

Diagnosis of Hidradenitis Suppurativa disease

The diagnosis can usually be made by clinical findings and physical examination, but sometimes, when the physician deems it necessary, a skin biopsy, skin swab is taken, culture is performed or blood tests can be applied.

How is Hidradenitis Suppurativa treated?

Since the disease negatively affects the social life and mental state of the patient, treatment should be started as early as possible. If left untreated, the disease can last for years. Wounds, inflammatory conditions and odor can lead to deterioration in the quality of life, embarrassment, social distancing and depression. In addition, in cases where the disease is severe, limitation of movement may develop as a result of impaired lymphatic flow, fistulas to the internal organs (inflamed abscesses forming mouths and channels between the internal organs and the skin), stiffness caused by scars, and loss of elasticity.

Topical and systemic antibiotics, drugs that suppress the immune system,In the treatment of Hidradenitis Suppurativa, laser therapy and surgical treatment methods are used. Medications, surgery and lifestyle changes can be used together in treatment. The treatment method to be used may vary according to the age of the patient, living conditions and the stage of the disease. This disease can also be recurrent and life-long.

Things to consider in Hidradenitis Suppurativa disease

People with Hidradenitis Suppurativa should have a balanced and regular diet, take care not to gain weight, and should not consume sweet and high glycemic index foods. It is also known that smoking increases the disease.

It is important to stay away from sweat and moisture, to take showers frequently, and to keep the folded areas dry, especially in the hot months. Shower gel or soaps with antibacterial content can be used 1-2 times a week.

It is necessary that the deodorants used should not clog the sweat glands. Therefore, products containing long-acting perspiration-reducing chemicals may exacerbate the disease.

The body moisturizers and cosmetics used should not come into contact with the areas where the disease shows symptoms.

Clothing selection is also important in Hidradenitis Suppurativa disease. Avoid tight, tight-fitting clothes made of synthetic fabrics. Cotton underwear is preferable.

Before and After Hidradenitis Suppurativa Treatment

In Hidradenitis Suppurativa, with the proper treatment, patients’ quality of life can be significantly improved and their skin can be significantly healed. As Avrupa Cerrahi, we achieve great success by using non-surgical methods in Hidradenitis Suppurativa disease. Here are the pictures of our patient before treatment and after the non-surgical treatment we applied

Before Hidradenitis Suppurativa Treatment

Before Hidradenitis Suppurativa Treatment

After Hidradenitis Suppurativa Treatment

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