A skin condition that occurs in sweat-producing areas is known as Fox Fordyce Disease. It is a rare condition that mainly occurs in women between the age of 13 to 35 years. Areas affected by the disease have itchy bumps produced around the hair follicles of the underarm, nipples, and other pubic regions.
The ratio of women to men with the disease is more due to sweat accumulation and bacterial production. It is due to many factors like skin absorbing all the sweat directly without hair protection and resulting in bacterial production.
Identification of the cause and symptoms of the disease is based in the following ways:
- Eruptions on Apocrine gland areas (Pubic and Underarms)
- Detailed Patient History
- Biopsy (microscopic evaluation of surgically removed tissue)
Diagnosis results in the following findings:
- Corneal plug
- Mucin Deposits
Showing the symptoms and diagnosis to dermatologists can help in moving towards the right direction of curing the disease. They will suggest the following options to stop the disease from reoccurrence.
- Oral Antibiotics
- Medications for Clindamycin Solution
- Topical Steroids or Retinoids
- Antiandrogenic Hormonal Therapy
The first therapies include the above methods with Benzol peroxide and contraceptives to control the rashes from spreading.
- Ultraviolet Radiation Therapy
- Copper Vapor
- CO2 Laser
- Surgical Excision
- Botulinum toxin
Above are the second-line methods to be applied in severe cases of fox Fordyce disease.
Itchy Bumps around Underarms,Pubic Area and Around the Nipples,Disturbs Sleep,Dark Skin,Thick Skin,Absent sweating in affected areas
Small Reddish Papules due to Heat,Humidity,Friction,Stress,Dry Skin,Scratchy Skin
Topical Retinoids,Steroids,Oral Antibiotics,Clindamycin Solution,Calcineurin Inhibitors,Oral Contraceptives