Hidradenitis

Hidradenitis is an inflammation of sweat glands. It usually occurs in armpits. In hidradenitis, skin gets harder, red and painful.

Causes of Hidrodenitis

The causative agent is staphylococcus aureus, which comes into the skin through sweat gland, wounds and injures. The tissue gets swollen and puss-filled bump, known as abscess, form.

Hidradenitis results from lowered immunity system, endocrine conditions, excessive sweating, infectious intertrigo and poor hygiene.

Manifestation of Hidradenitis

The disease develops quite quickly. In the beginning, itch occurs. Then, a hard painful bump forms. It is getting bigger is size and diameter. First, the skin area is red then it gets bluish. Some inflamed sweat glands connect to form a larger one that leaks puss. Hidradenitis may be accompanied by high temperature, headache and feeling ill.

Scar forms after puss has leaked. The disease can last several weeks but it may become longer when new sweat glands are involved. The disease may recur. Hidradenitis may cause different complications and blood poisoning.

Treating Hidradenitis

New diagnostic methods together with professional treatment can help you avoid many unpleasant follow-ups.

In the early stages, hidrodenitis suggests conservative treatment: antiseptic is applied on skin, physiotherapy procedures are performed, a bandage with ointments is wrapped on affected areas.

Hidradenitis accompanied by discharge of puss requires surgery. The puss-filled bump is cut open, pus is drained and bandage is wrapped. At the same time patient starts taking antibiotics.

Treatment for recurred hidradenitis is to be carried out using bracing procedures. Such hidradenitis is treated with vitamin and mineral complex together with drugs that increase immunity. Specific immune-based treatment may be used. It includes giving injections of antistaphylococcal gamma globulin and anatoxin, which boost immunity to the disease.