Also called as familial benign chronic pemphigus; Hailey-Hailey disease relates to the rare hereditary condition of the skin wherein small blisters or red scaly areas exist at the friction sites. Genitals, skin folds, armpits and neck are mostly affected due to this problem that results in lesions that may grow and disappear at their own. Hailey-Hailey disease may be defined as a discrete genetic problem due to mutation of gene that results formation of blisters on the skin.
Causes of Hailey Hailey Disease
Sweating, sunlight, friction and heat are the major causes of this problem that often occurs due to breakdown of the skin layers because of skin cells that are unable to remain together. Alteration of a particular gene is also behind this disease that usually affects after puberty. Separation of the cells in the affected areas like armpits and groin etc is also its major reason. Hot weather may also aggravate this disease to great extent.
Why does one get Hailey Hailey Disease
Hailey Hailey Disease is usually caused due to friction, sweating, heat or sunlight. Separation of skin cells is also responsible for this problem.
Who gets frequent Hailey Hailey Disease
Anybody affected with the above reasons is exposed to it.
Where does one get Hailey Hailey Disease
It affects the skin that develops small blisters or red scaly areas.
Symptoms of Hailey Hailey Disease
Patients suffering from this ailment are seen with itchiness of the skin that becomes uncomfortable due to rubbing in the friction areas like groin when one walks. Creases of the buttocks, genital area and groin often get flared up due to working or walking that also becomes painful. Small blisters or red scaly areas appear on the neck sides, skin folds or under the breasts and the groin. Rashes are also its common symptoms. In rare cases, the broken blisters get infected and result in new blisters.
Treatment of Hailey Hailey Disease
This disease can be controlled up to certain extent by using antibiotics, corticosteroids, antifungals, etretinate, dapsone, thalidomide, methotrexate and cyclosporine. Perspiration can be controlled with intracutaneous injections of botulinum toxin. Staying away from friction, heat and hygienic living habits are good for this ailment that can be checked with topical steroid preparations. Laser surfacing is useful to burn off the top layer of the epidermis that can be replaced with non-affected skin that grows in its place.
Role of Ayurveda in treating Hailey Hailey Disease
Ayurvedic System of Medicine works wonders for the patients that suffer from Hailey Hailey Disease and various other disorders. Effective medicines are suggested after assessing the underlying causes. Focus is emphasized on the patients’ well being by providing them the suitable medications. No damaging components are mixed in these medicines that are free from side effects. Millions of people have started using these medicines that are easily available and cheaper too.
Nidanam Health Pack
The basic ayurvedic principles are followed in strict manners to prepare this indigenous formulation that provides sufficient relief from Hailey Hailey and other diseases. Pure herbal ingredients are mixed together in apt proportions to facilitate excellent results to the patients that are satisfied by using Nidanam Health Pack that has treated many patients.