Clogged sweat glands: Causes and symptoms

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Blockage of sweat glands or hair follicles can lead to serious skin problems, such as pimples, skin infections, even skin cancer. Therefore, knowing the causes as well as the symptoms of this condition will help you prevent early complications caused by blocked sweat glands.

1. What is blocked sweat glands?


If your hair follicles are clogged in places where there are a lot of oil and sweat glands, you may first notice them manifesting as pimples on the skin. Over time, they can cause pain or become infected and turn into a scar. This condition is also known as pyelonephritis (HS), or ingrown acne. It usually happens when the shafts where hair grows out of your skin (hair follicles) become blocked.
Currently, there is no cure for pyelonephritis, but certain treatments can help prevent more flare-ups. In addition, making changes to a healthy lifestyle can also help.

2. What causes blocked sweat glands?


Many studies show that hormones are an important factor associated with blocked sweat glands, as this problem often occurs after puberty and acne can flare up in women around the age of 10. menstrual period. Statistics show that blockage of hair follicles is 3 times more common in women than in men.
Clogged sweat glands can also be caused by your immune system. Most people experience hair follicle blockages from time to time, but if you have pyelonephritis (HS), your body tends to overreact to those blockages.

Experts say that clogged sweat glands don't come from the following:
It doesn't happen just because you shower poorly You can't spread pyelonephritis from other people Instead There are several other risk factors that can cause your sweat glands or hair follicles to become blocked, including:
Being overweight Smoking Having periods (for women) Hormonal changes Sweating Heat
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3. Common symptoms of blocked sweat glands


At first, clogged hair follicles often look like pimples on the skin. They tend to form in places where your skin rubs together often, such as your groin or armpits.
Women are more likely to develop pimples due to blockage of hair follicles on the genitals, upper thighs or below the breasts. In men, they appear more commonly both in the genital area and around the anus. These pimples can appear in the same place or be distributed all over the body.
If your sweat gland blockage becomes more severe, you may experience some of the following typical symptoms:
Deep acne causing pain and skin damage Formation of swelling and leakage of fluid liquid has a very unpleasant odor After the acne disappears, it can leave scars on the skin and become even more noticeable over time Skin looks like pitted with deep acne skin infections Skin cancer ( in rare cases) Your symptoms can change quickly, so blocked hair follicles will look different at different times. For a week, the skin may swell and ooze fluid, but for the next week, the area may also be free of flare-ups.
When you notice the beginning of acne on the skin due to sweat gland blockage, you should see a dermatologist as soon as possible to solve the problem in time before they leave serious consequences for you. skin. In addition, you can also learn and apply some disease treatment methods to help clear the skin and prevent acne formation as well as complications caused by blocked hair follicles.
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Reference source: webmd.com
This article is written for readers from Sài Gòn, Hà Nội, Hồ Chí Minh, Phú Quốc, Nha Trang, Hạ Long, Hải Phòng, Đà Nẵng.

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