Bai Chay Hospital (Quang Ninh)) recently received a patient with symptoms of papules in the neck, armpits, groin, broken pus, stench; When it heals, it leaves a fibrous scar.
On May 23, information from Bai Chay Hospital (Ha Long City, Quang Ninh) said that this unit is treating a male patient (50 years old, residing in Quang Yen town, Quang Ninh) with symptoms. : lumpy papules in the neck, armpits, groin, broken pus stench; heals and leaves a firm scar…
Patient is being actively treated by doctors
After admission, doctors determined that the patient had sweat gland inflammation pus. Inflammation of the sweat glands (scientific name is Hidradenitis Suppurativa). It is a chronic, recurrent, and scarring skin infection in areas of the body with sweat glands. Above worldthe prevalence of the disease accounts for 1-4% of the population.
Doctor Chu Thuy Linh (Department of Dermatology, Department of General Internal Medicine, Bai Chay Hospital) said that inflammation of the sweat glands usually starts after puberty; Most common in the age group 20-40, more women than men, persist after many years and greatly affect the quality of life of patients.
According to Dr. Linh, the cause of purulent sweat gland inflammation is not clear. However, hair follicle occlusion, ductal disruption, and secondary inflammation are thought to play a role. More, geneticsmechanical and hormonal trauma also contribute to the pathogenesis.
Dr. Linh said that the disease is characterized by lump-like, boil-like lesions, which often recur, abscesses containing fluid such as pus, sinus cavities, difficult-to-heal lesions, and scarring. Lesions can be found in one of the following locations: armpit, neck, under breast, inner thigh, anal area, genitals are most commonly affected inguinal, pubic, vulva, 2 sides of scrotum, around anus, groove around the anus, buttocks.
Along with that, the clinical course of pyelonephritis is diverse, some patients have intermittent mild chronic episodes, others have different symptoms. long-term serious illness.
Purulent sweat gland inflammation, if not treated properly and promptly, can greatly affect the patient’s life, such as: Unsightly, long-healing damage and can leave large scars or concave skin , increased pigmentation. In case the lesions appear in the armpits, thighs, it will make it difficult for the patient to live because of the pain.
In addition, when invading bacteria Infected skin areas will spread rapidly, leading to disseminated infection, urethral and rectal fistula, anemia due to infection…
Through the above case, Dr. Linh recommends that the disease can be prevented by losing weight to limit the rubbing on the skin; quit smoking, alcohol; do not use a razor at the lesion; keep the body dry because illness can flare up from overheating and sweating, wear cool clothes.
When injured, proper wound care such as applying warm compresses to the lesion can help reduce both swelling and pain. Clean the lesions daily with antibacterial soap or detergent, maintain and balance the moisture in the skin, avoiding your skin area being too dry or too wet. Avoid using perfumes or deodorants on damaged skin.
If people suspect that they are suffering from this disease, people should go directly to medical units with specialized dermatology clinics for timely examination and examination by a specialist. provide appropriate treatment.