Hailey-Hailey disease is a rare genetic disorder that is characterized by blisters and erosions most often affecting the neck, armpits, skin folds and genitals. The lesions may come and go and usually heal without scarring. Sunlight, heat, sweating and friction often aggravate the disorder. The symptoms of Hailey-Hailey disease occur because of the failure of skin cells to stick together resulting in the breakdown of affected skin layers.
HOW IS HAILEY-HAILEY DISEASE DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of the same can be done by a dermatologist who would check or track these blisters. A tissue test can also be done to check the same.
HOW IS HAILEY-HAILEY DISEASE TREATED?
In the process of treatment, the focus is targeted at the specific symptoms that the individual is experiencing. Specific therapies are recommended to deal with the skin blisters and rashes. Cool compresses, dressings, mild corticosteroid creams and topical antibiotics may be effective in treating mild cases. More serious cases may require systemic antibiotics or stronger corticosteroid creams.