Hints For Daily Life

1. How can I make the lesions mature more quickly?

When it is a case of deep lesions covered by normal skin, it is useless to hope to make the lesions mature more quickly by using alcohol-impregnated wet dressings. This may perhaps be possible with superficial dressings. In some cases an antibiotic treatment adapted to suit the case may cause the lesion to disappear, but this is far from always the case. In fact, faced with the most typical lesions - that is to say deep lesions - only an intralesional injection of corticosteroids or excision with a scalpel will relieve pain and release pus. Depending on the place, the patient, the type of lesions and their seriousness and topography, the lancing of an abscess takes place under a general or a local anesthetic, with or without hospitalization.

2. Can I try to drain an abscess myself, without danger?

This depends on the depth of the lesion - deep lesions are best left to the surgeon - as well as the topography. The ability to resist pain will depend on the size of the lesion. Any danger may arise from trying to lance an abscess that is close to a vital organ, such as an artery or large vein.

3. How can attach a compress without using adhesives?

There are dressings made with elastic net (Sur-gifix®) adapted to a limb, a part of a limb, or a depression, which keep a dressing in place without using adhesive plaster. This may be difficult in the folds of the groin, but the idea of using this kind of fixture is sound.

4. Can I benefit from help in the home when I am able to resume doing things about the house? Yes; ask the social security services.

5. Should I take something to help me get through the nights, or to sleep better?

Yes, with the reservation that analgesics are not always very effective against pain caused by inflammation.

6. Are thermal cures advisable? And where? There are no data.

7. How can I keep up physical activity if sport has become impossible?

Ask a physiotherapist or rehabilitation medic, but there are opportunities for using muscular contraction without movement, or movement of areas of the body not affected by the disease.. Remember, too, that walking is one of the best forms of physical activity there is, and no sufferer from HS should be kept for long in a state that prevents a brisk walk.

8. Can I swim in the sea or in swimming pools? As far as the sea goes, yes. Regarding swimming pools, it obviously depends on the type of lesion you have. Using swimming pools should be avoided if you have oozing or suppurating lesions, out of consideration for other people.

5 Common Skin Problems Answered

5 Common Skin Problems Answered

Our skin may just feel like a mere shield that protects us from the world outside. But, the fact is, its more than just the mask that keeps your insides in. It is a very unique and remarkable complex organ that reflects our general health.

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