Hidradenitis Suppurativa Treatment in Gurgaon

What is Hidradenitis Suppurativa?

What is Hidradenitis Suppurativa?

Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) is a chronic, recurrent, inflammatory disease of intertriginous skin (axillary, inguinal, genital and perineal) that affects the apocrine sweat glands in our body. Apocrine glands are found in the armpits, groin, and inguinal region of the body.

What is Hidradenitis Suppurativa?

What is Hidradenitis Suppurativa?

But HS usually appears in the axillary, inguinal and perianal regions.

HS can cause nodules to appear on your skin. These nodules can either be internal or external and they are filled with pus that causes pain and inflammation.

What are the Causes of Hidradenitis Suppurativa?

The causes of HS are not fully known. There are many theories as to what causes it, Hidradenitis Suppurativa usually starts as a deep folliculitis (infection of a hair follicle) that gets larger and spreads over time.

It can be caused by infections with staphylococci or streptococci bacteria. It can also be caused when sweat gets trapped in hair follicles, as well as hormonal changes in some patients.

Infections like Staphylococcus aureus can often be found within these boils and cannot be cured with topical treatments. Surgery is often needed for patients with hidradenitis suppurativa.

HS is more common in women than men and is not contagious.

Types of Hidradenitis Suppurativa

There are different types of Hidradenitis Suppurativa including

  • Acrodermatitis Continua Duplex,
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa Facialis - HSF, and
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa Palmaris et Plantaris

Hidradenitis suppurativa affects many areas of the body.

The area that is most commonly affected by Hidradenitis suppurativa is the armpit. But it can also affect areas such as groin, stomach, feet, back, neck and chest.

Common areas Hidradenitis suppurativa affects
  • Under your arms
  • Groin area
  • Between your buttocks
  • Between your thighs
  • Under your breasts
  • In the folds of your stomach
  • On the nape of your neck
  • Behind your ears

The area on the skin that will develop lesions and boils will vary from one individual to another based on gender, body type and age.

What are the symptoms of Hidradenitis Suppurativa?

The symptoms of Hidradenitis Suppurativa can range from mild to severe. The most common symptom is inflamed and painful hair follicles in the armpits, groin, chest and genital region. This can cause severe body odor.

Hidradenitis Suppurativa affects a small percentage of the population, but it is still highly prevalent in populations in the tropics or where there are high rates of infection or poor hygiene. The exact cause is unknown, but it's thought to be due to blockage or imbalance of the production and flow of hormones like testosterone and estrogen.

How to Diagnosis Hidradenitis Suppurativa?

Patients with HS are often misdiagnosed due to the variability of the signs and symptoms. Diagnosis is done by an experienced general surgeon in India with a physical examination and erythrodermic examination.

Physical examination: A doctor will look at the red, swollen, tender and scarred areas of skin in a patient’s armpits, groin or at the back of their knee. They will also note nodules on these areas as well as skin lesions which have no hair and are filled with pus.

Erythrodermic examination: The physician must scrape off some of the red and swollen areas to see if they are affected by HS. The physician should take samples of this tissue for biopsy testing to diagnose HS during this exam.

Treatment for Hidradenitis Suppurativa

There are a variety of treatments that people with this condition can use to reduce the pain and ease the signs or symptoms of their disease.

There are four main types of treatment for hidradenitis suppurativa:
  • Antibiotics,
  • Immunosuppressants,
  • Surgery, and
  • Topical treatments.

In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to take away all infected tissue in order to prevent any future recurrence of the disease.

1. Antibiotics:

Antibiotics: Antibiotics may be prescribed as a first line treatment for erosive hidradenitis suppurativa because they help with inflammation and infection in patients with mild-to-moderate.

2. Immunosuppressants for hidradenitis suppurativa

The immune system plays a key role in suppressing excessive inflammation. Immunosuppressants for hidradenitis suppurativa are therefore commonly prescribed to reduce the immune system's ability to react to an injury or infection. It is important that people with this condition are aware of the potential side effects of immunosuppressant drugs and know how they should be taken.

The most common types of immunosuppressants prescribed for hidradenitis suppurativa are topical creams, oral pills, and steroids.

They should not be taken without medical guidance or switched between different types without medical guidance as this may lead to unexpected side effects, including increased risk of infections, cancer, heart disease, or other conditions that have not been discussed here.

3. Surgery for hidradenitis suppurativa

Extensive case of HIDRADENITIS SUPPURATIVA treated with laser surgery |Dr Mir Asif Rehman

Hidradenitis Suppurativa Laser Treatment by Dr Mir Asif Rehman

Surgery is required to remove the excess scar tissue. The surgical procedure removes any abscesses or boils. It can also be used to remove inflamed lesions that cannot be controlled by medication or other treatments. The goal of surgery for hidradenitis suppurativa is to improve quality of life and limit future recurrence of symptoms and complications.

Hidradenitis suppurativa surgery may be performed in the hospital under general anesthesia or in an outpatient surgical center with local anesthesia and sedation with IV sedation being considered by some to be less risky than general anesthesia.

Patients are typically hospitalized for one to two days and can expect to experience significant pain during recovery which may last up to six weeks.

How does Mirascare Center help you treat hidradenitis suppurativa?

At Mirascare Clinic and Center, we provide Hidradenitis Suppurativa treatment with the latest and most advanced laser surgery. Surgery was performed under Dr. Mir Asif, an expert laparoscopic surgeon and proctologist in Gurgaon.

  • At Mirascare, we are equipped with the diode laser (1470 nm, 15W ), which is the most latest and advanced laser hemorrhoids treatment in the world currently.
  • Our surgeon, Dr. Mir Asif Rehman, the best general and laparoscopic doctor in Gurgaon and Delhi, has undergone extensive training internationally on these advanced laser techniques.
  • The surgical process is almost painless.
  • There are no incisions.
  • No sutures, open wounds, and bleeding;
  • There are very few complications that occur with these advanced techniques.
  • Return to daily activities is possible after a very short time; recovery is very fast compared to open surgery.
  • We understand and believe that the patient cares for HS surgery better than anyone else.
  • No waiting time, Book an appointment now with our specialist surgeon and book your day of treatment at the earliest.
  • The cost of the hidradenitis suppurativa treatment is comparable, and the treatment is very effective.

What are the Lifestyle Changes for Hidradenitis Suppurativa?

There are many Lifestyle Changes for Hidradenitis Suppurativa such as losing weight, avoiding tight clothing, and reducing stress levels that affect how bad the condition gets.

The symptoms of HS are very uncomfortable but can be controlled with some lifestyle changes

  • Maintain Stress management
  • Maintain Healthy Diet
  • Do Regular Exercise
  • Lose extra weight.
  • Don’t shave trouble spots
  • Quit smoking
  • Wear loose-fitting clothes
  • Keep clean
  • Stay Positive about life

The longer it's left untreated, HS can lead to permanent scars and damage to nearby organs or body parts. The severity of HS can vary from individual to individual with some people experiencing it for a few months before it subsides while others have HS for most of their lives.

If you have any questions in your mind or have any concerns relating to Hidradenitis Suppurativa treatment, book an appointment for Hidradenitis Suppurativa treatment at Mirascare in Delhi NCR India
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