Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Homeopathic treatment

Before we delve into homeopathic treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa, let us first look into its allopathic management:

  • Antiseptics such as rifampicin, tetracycline, clidamycin, minocycline
  • Corticosteroids
  • TNF inhibitor
  • Topical isoretinone
  • Incision & drainage
  • Carbon dioxide laser surgery

Rifampicin has been known to cause stomach upset, heartburn, nausea, menstrual changes, headache, drowsiness or dizziness. Tetracycline has side effects such as mild nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, white patches or sores inside mouth or on lips.

Osteoporosis, cataract, glaucoma, suppression of adrenal gland hormone production, increased susceptibility towards infections occur after prolonged usage of corticosteroids.

TNF inhibitors may lead to serious allergic reaction which may cause trouble in breathing or dizziness along with cough, headaches, heartburn, nausea or vomiting, stomach pain, weakness.

The process of incision and drainage is very painful involving risk of further infections and does not stop the chances of recurrence.

Now let us discuss the scope of homeopathy in hidradenitis suppurativa in homeopathy.

Homeopathic remedies can help in enhancing the self healing process of boils and abscesses formed. They work according to the presented case, i.e. they drain out the pus where drainage is required in addition to hastening the suppurative process.

After the homeopathic remedies have helped in drainage action, remedies are given to heal and dry the wound.

Appropriate medicines can cause absorption of pus at the initial stage only and can prevent further pus formation.

General immunity of the patient is increased so that risk of further infections decrease and progression and complications of hidradenitis suppurativa do not occur.

Symptoms of depression and pain which the patient faces improve with the treatment.

Gradually with homeopathic remedies, the frequency and severity of the disease process becomes less and less; finally leading to halt of the disease process.

Some remedies helpful in hidradenitis suppurativa are Arnica, Hepar sulph, Silecea and so on. [Note: Do not self medicate. Take your medications exactly as prescribed by your doctor, including at the right time and full length of your prescribed treatment.]

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What is hidradenitis suppurativa?

It is a chronic inflammatory condition of the sweat glands and hair follicles. It is also known as acne inversa.

Symptoms

  • Subcutaneous boil-like eruptions often free of actual bacteria.
  • Common sites: under arms, under the breast, inner thighs, groin, buttocks.
  • Painful outbreaks persisting for years with interspersed periods of inflammation that may end in sudden drainage of pus.
  • Non-healing open wounds may form and they may not heal and frequently lead to significant scarring.
  • Sinus tracts or tunnels connecting the abscesses or infections under the skin.

Cause

  • Post pubescent individuals
  • Plugged apocrine (sweat gland/ hair follicle)
  • Excessive sweating
  • Androgen dysfunction
  • Genetic disorders that alter cell structure
  • May be heredity in certain ethnic groups

Predisposing factors

  • Emotional / erotic stress
  • Sweating
  • Hormonal changes
  • Drugs like OCPs, lithium

Management

  • Take lukewarm sitz baths
  • Warm compresses with distilled vinegar water
  • Balneotherapy
  • Wear loose clothing
  • Loose extra weight

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