- Allergies: Allergic reactions to substances such as pollen, dust, or makeup can cause swelling of the eyelids.
- Infections: Eyelid swelling is often a symptom of stye, blepharitis, or
- Medical conditions: Certain medical conditions such as thyroid disorders,
Lupus, or Bell’s palsy are among the causes of eyelid swelling.
- Infections: Swelling in the armpits is often a symptom of bacterial
infections such as folliculitis or abscesses.
- Lymphadenitis: An infection of lymph nodes in the armpits may be caused
by a bacterial or viral sickness.
- Hidradenitis suppurativa: This is a chronic skin condition that causes
swelling, redness, and pain in the armpits and other areas of the body
where there are sweat glands. It often leads to permanent disfigurement if
- Redness and itching
- Tenderness and pain
- Blurred vision
- Discharge from the eye
- Lumps or bumps under the skin
- Drainage of pus or other fluids from the area
will typically start by taking a thorough medical history and conducting a physical examination.
- Amoxicillin: This is a type of penicillin antibiotic that works by inhibiting the growth and replication of bacteria.
- Doxycycline: This is a tetracycline antibiotic that interferes with the bacteria’s ability to produce proteins essential for its growth and replication.
- Erythromycin: This is a macrolide antibiotic that works by preventing bacteria from producing essential proteins needed for their growth and replication.
- Clindamycin: The bacteria’s ability to produce proteins that are essential for its growth and replication is inhibited by this lincosamide antibiotic.
- Cefuroxime: This is a cephalosporin antibiotic that works by inhibiting the formation of the bacterial cell wall.
- Ibuprofen: This is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that works by blocking the production of prostaglandins, which are responsible for pain and inflammation.
- Naproxen: This is another NSAID that blocks the production of prostaglandins.
- Corticosteroids: The class of drugs that includes prednisone and dexamethasone reduces inflammation by suppressing the immune system.
- Minocycline: This is a tetracycline antibiotic that works by disrupting the bacteria’s ability to manufacture proteins necessary for its growth and reproduction.
- Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole: This is a combination of two antibiotics used to treat bacterial infections.
- Adalimumab: This is a biological medication that functions by blocking the activity of a protein called tumor necrosis factor (TNF) which contributes to causing inflammation in hidradenitis suppurativa.
- Infliximab: This is another biological medication that functions by blocking the activity of TNF.
- Surgery: Hidradenitis suppurativa patients can consider the procedure as an option if they have not responded to other treatments or have severe and persistent symptoms.
- Incision and Drainage: To drain any pus or fluid accumulation, a small cut is made in the affected area. For wide excision, a larger section of the affected skin and tissue, with some of the surrounding healthy tissue, is removed.
- Skin Grafting: To cover the area that was removed during wide excision, this involves using skin from another part of the body.
- Laser Surgery: Using a laser to remove affected tissue and minimize scarring is part of the process.
- Sacrectomy: This is a much more complex surgical procedure that involves the removal of the entire sac containing the diseased tissues. This process is usually recommended for severe cases and can lead to large scars.