Skin Conditions Below Your Waist: Cysts, Boils, & Skin Tags

Skin Conditions Below Your Waist

Skin conditions are always bothersome, but they are more worrisome when they are near a sensitive place. Few conditions may need immediate evaluation by a qualified doctor, while others may be easily rectified with the help of personal care and home remedies.

Skin Conditions Below Your Waist

Skin Conditions Below Your Waist

Following article aims at identifying the severity of such skin conditions, learning what is common and normal and also what is rare and need immediate medical intervention.

1.Razor Burn and Ingrown Hairs

Razor burns and ingrown hairs can be seen as tiny bumps/ lumps beneath the skin; they are usually present in the vaginal area. They can be red, inflamed and itchy. The bump may be filled with pus. These lumps are a result of clogging because of oil and dust in the hair follicle. Curly hairs are more prone to this condition. You need not worry because ingrown hairs do not impose any danger to your general health. They normally heal on their own; allow your hair to grow longer before shaving or trimming.

Razor Burn and Ingrown Hairs

Razor Burn and Ingrown Hairs

2.Cysts

A small sac-like lump or bulge beneath your skin which is usually filled with liquid, air or semisolid substance. They are caused by the buildup of keratin under the skin. They may be red, swollen and sometimes painful. Most cysts are benign in nature, however, some may be cancerous. To rule out any complications, it is always advised to consult a doctor for proper examination and diagnosis. Treatments usually depend on the type and size of the cyst. Surgical removal is recommended in most of them.

Cysts

Cysts

3.Boils

Boils are pus-filled bumps present under the skin; they are painful and are a result of a bacterial infection. They are also referred to as an abscess. They are red in color and typically firm in touch because of pus. The bumps have a head,and it may spontaneously drain. The primary treatment for boils includes antibiotics, hot packs and drainage. You should immediately contact your health care professional in cases of fever, chills and chronic health conditions like – diabetes, kidney failures and cancer.

Boils

Boils

Boils are contagious, the infection can be spread from contact with the fluid from the boil, and this can be preventable with proper skin care regiments and hygiene. Boils with a bacterial infection are called Fur uncle. Large abscesses, involving a group of hair follicles are called carbuncle. A culture of the pus may be required to identify the causative bacteria. This will help in identifying the antibiotic regimen. Anybody can develop a boil; however people with the weak immune system because of certain illness and medication are more likely to develop them.

Simple boils which are noticed at an early stage can be treated by home remedies such as, hot or warm water soaks/ compresses. Heat compress increases the blood circulation of the affected area; this helps in softening, drainage and healing of the boil. Apply them for 10 – 15 minutes, 3 – 4 times a day.

4.Skin Tags

Skin tags are the small, soft and fleshy skin growth. They often have a stalk, are usually harmless but are annoying because they may compromise your aesthetics. A person may have one or many skin tags. Obese, pregnant women and middle-aged are more prone to developing skin tags. When Skin tags are bothersome, they can be easily removed by tying, cutting them under local anesthesia. They can also be removed by burning, snipping and strangulating with a ligature.

Skin tags

Skin tags

5. Angioma

An angioma is an abnormal growth present in the skin; it is produced by dilatation or formation of new blood vessels in the affected area. They are benign and can be located anywhere in the body. The precise cause of Angioma is unknown, pregnancy, genetic and climatic conditions may have some link. There are many different types of Angiomas, like – spider Angioma and cherry Angioma.

Angioma

Angioma

Cherry Angiomas are also called red moles because of the bright red colour and oval shape. They are common in middle-aged and do not cause any concern. Talk to your healthcare professional if you notice any bleeding or change in size and colour. Avoid scratching; rubbing or cutting Angioma at home, this can cause bleeding. Cheery Angioma can be easily removed with the help of shave excision, electrocauterization, and cryosurgery and laser surgery.

Spider Angioma is also known as a vascular spider, spider nevus. It is found beneath the skin; it usually contain a central red spot, have reddish extensions which radiates outwards. Having more than 3 – 4 spider Angiomas is considered abnormal, it may indicate underlying liver disease. Spider Angiomas may normally resolve spontaneously especially in children and pregnancy-associated Angiomas,but the certain site like face may require electron desiccation and laser treatment.

Spider Angioma

Spider Angioma

Dr. Reena Prajapath

Dr Reena Prajapat is a dentist, she post graduated in hospital management from Apollo Institute of hospital Administration, Hyderabad. Her strong belief in natural and home remedies lead her to Pursue bachelor in naturopathy.

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