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Furuncle is one of the types of staphyloderma, characterized by inflammatory processes in the hair follicles. The disease (furunculosis) affects the skin only in those places where hair is present: the groin area, face, forearms, legs.
To cope with the disease, you should find out the cause of its appearance, as well as the factors that provoke the development of inflammation in the inner layers of the epidermis.
About the etiology of furunculosis
A boil in the groin is a common problem faced by both women and men. Dense blisters filled with pus are painful and therefore cause a lot of discomfort.
Numerous boils that form in the groin area can provoke complications, which include:
The disease occurs against the background of the development of staphylococcus, which, albeit in small quantities, is always present on the skin, in particular in the groin area. When favorable conditions arise, pathogenic microorganisms begin to actively develop, provoking inflammation in the follicles, which leads to the formation of boils.
The causes of furunculosis
What are the main reasons for the appearance of boils in the bikini area? According to doctors, furunculosis appears when the body's immune defenses are weakened. In such a situation, staphylococcus begins to actively develop, which inevitably leads to the formation of boils.
What are the most common causes of the rapid development of pathogens in the groin?
- Chronic illnesses. Endogenous ailments provoke a weakening of the immune defense, which creates optimal conditions for the reproduction of pathogens in the groin area;
- Avitaminosis. A lack of vitamins leads to disturbances in the work of the sebaceous glands, which is fraught with blockage of the follicles and the multiplication of staphylococci in them;
- Lack of hygiene. Pubic boils are very common in the absence of normal skin care. Dirty skin is an ideal "substrate" for bacteria and pathogens that provoke the development of boils;
- Hypothermia. Staying in drafts inevitably leads to a weakening of immunity, which is fraught with the formation of purulent vesicles on the pubis in men and women;
- Metabolic disorders. Dysfunction of the sebaceous glands is often provoked by metabolic disorders. Because of this, fat hypersecretion may occur, which leads to blockage of skin pores, after which inflammation of the hair follicles occurs;
- Sexually transmitted diseases. The cause of the appearance of boils can be sexually transmitted diseases such as syphilis or gonorrhea.
Causes of furunculosis by gender
Despite the fact that boils appear in both women and men, in both cases they can be provoked by various factors. This is due to the anatomical structure of the genitals, and some behavioral features:
Causes of a boil in the groin area:
- rare change of linen;
- excessive sweating;
- insufficient skin care;
- sexually transmitted diseases.
- hormonal imbalance (against the background of pregnancy, menopause, menstruation);
- the consequences of hair removal and depilation in the bikini area;
- trauma to the pubis during shaving;
- decreased immunity due to pregnancy, critical days, etc.
The main signs of furunculosis
How to understand that a boil has arisen in the intimate part of the body, and not a pimple?
You can recognize an ailment by the following signs:
- redness in the groin begins to itch;
- after a couple of days, itching turns into pain;
- areas of redness become dense and convex;
- swelling appears around the inflammation;
- a white dot (pus) forms inside the redness;
- the size of the pimple reaches 2-3 cm in diameter.
The signs of furunculosis in men and women are the same. Against the background of the inflammatory process, a slight increase in temperature may also be observed.
The disease manifests itself in both women and men in the same way, passing through several stages of development, which include:
- Infiltrative. Redness develops in the groin, which becomes firm to the touch over time. After a few days, they can grow in size and reach 3 cm in length. The boil itself and the tissues around it begin to swell and hurt. A similar process is associated with the penetration of staphylococci into the inner layer of the epidermis at the level of the hair follicle;
- Purulent-necrotic. Approximately 4 days after the onset of the first symptom of furunculosis, a purulent ichor begins to appear in the center of dense vesicles. Within two days, it increases in size, after which it bursts. From this moment, the healing of the boil begins;
- Recovery. After the pus is completely evacuated from the inner layer of the epidermis, the healing stage begins. In place of the former boil, a wound remains, which over time begins to heal.
How is furunculosis treated?
As already noted, first you need to find out the cause of the onset of the disease. If it was provoked by depilation or non-compliance with hygiene rules, the first step is to exclude these factors. To get rid of furunculosis, you need to take into account the stage of the disease.
How to treat the disease at the stage of infiltration?
- You can eliminate staphylococci in the groin by rubbing it with antiseptic agents. The most effective remedy in this case will be medical alcohol;
- If new redness appears in the groin, immediately cauterize them with iodine;
- It is possible to prevent the further development of staphylococcus with the help of antibiotics;
- Intimate parts of the body, such as the outer labia, can be treated with hydrogen peroxide;
- To reduce inflammation and pain, you can lubricate the affected areas with ichthyol ointment;
- Vishnevsky ointment has a slight analgesic effect, which helps to eliminate tissue swelling.
How to treat the disease at the purulent-necrotic stage?
- If, even after applying ointments, peroxide and iodine, redness occurs on other parts of the body, you need to seek help from a doctor;
- To get rid of the boil, the specialist will prescribe procedures that will speed up the process of breaking them. For this, a salicylic acid bandage can be applied in the groin area;
- You can remove pus from the wound using special clamps, but you cannot perform such actions yourself.
Before treating a boil in the groin, you need to consult a specialist.
Inadequate treatment can lead to abscesses, which can only be eliminated through surgery.
A boil is a purulent abscess that appears against the background of the development of staphylococci. To cope with the problem, you can use antibiotics, special compresses and ointments.