The expert recommends patients with hidradenitis suppurativa to take extreme care of their skin in summer

In addition, it highlights the importance of adherence to treatment, especially in the case of biological treatments.

Specialists suggest a series of instructions for patients with hidradenitis suppurativa. Photo: shutterstock.

High temperatures exacerbate the symptoms of hidradenitis suppurativa, due to the sweat produced by the high temperatures in the summer months and in which it accumulates. Friction areas such as the thigh or armpit, among other causes, increased symptoms.

In this regard, ASENDHI President Silvia Lobo recommended that patients take all measures of care to avoid exacerbation of symptoms.

Adenoiditis usually manifests itself in areas with folds, the most common of which are: axillary, groin, genitals and, in the case of women, the area under the breast. Moreover, the disease is characterized by Presence of painful inflammatory lesionssometimes suppurating, appears in the form of inflamed nodules, ulcers and abscesses.

“These are the areas where there is usually friction and above all else where sweat also builds up, which is something that increases dramatically in the summer, which can exacerbate symptoms. Being overweight or obese is what many hidradenitis patients experience as it helps on the production of this friction as well as wearing tight clothing.”

In this sense, specialists suggest a series of guidelines for patients with hidradenitis suppurativa in order to try to prevent the exacerbation of their disease during the summer months. “On the other hand, it is advisable to avoid it Using deodorants with alcoholas well as hair removal or shaving products in those areas Lubo said.

In addition, he continues, it is also recommended to wear loose-fitting clothes at the expense of tighter ones, as well as to wear underwear that is not tight, that is, cool and absorbs moisture and heat so as not to generate increased sweating.

On the other hand, the expert highlighted the need for patients to increase their skin’s exposure to sunlight, because many of the treatments they use, such as doxycycline, isotretinoin or phototherapy, are photosensitive, which is a side effect of some medications. This makes the skin more sensitive and, if not taken care of, can lead to skin damage. “Using sun protection is imperative,” he said.

Likewise, he stressed the importance of adherence to treatment, especially in the case of biological treatments. “Patients should continue to follow the dermatologist’s directions and in no way give up the medication, since this directly affects the efficacy of the medication and in a disease with very few treatment options such as hidradenitis suppurativa, it is important to exhaust the options,” The head of ASENDHI commented.

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