Everything You Need to know About Sweet Syndrome

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Have you ever heard of Sweet’s Syndrome, which can follow by cancer or often by leukemia? If NOT, then you should scroll down and read about the symptoms & main causes that can lead to having sweet’s syndrome!

What Is Sweet Syndrome?

“Acute Febrile Neutrophilic Dermatosis”, is commonly known as Sweet’s syndrome. This is a rare skin condition, influenced by an infection, sickness, and certain medications. The exact cause of Sweet’s syndrome is still unknown. However, this disorder may be associated with a solid tumor, such as breast or colon cancer. If you are doubtful about your skin issues, you may book an online appointment with the best dermatologist in Karachi, Best Dermatologists In Islamabad, & Best Dermatologists In Lahore other main cities of Pakistan!
causes of sweet syndrome

Mainly, individuals with Sweet’s syndrome feel very woozy and may have other indications such as chronic pain in the joints, headaches, muscular pain, or lethargy can also be a sign. Sweet’s syndrome is associated with other noticeable symptoms, that involves high-temperature fever and painful, swollen red and lumpy skin lesions that appear mostly on your arms, neck, head, and torso. There is clinical evaluation available for the skin condition, which your skin specialist/dermatologist can suggest, diagnose and treat. With treatment, symptoms typically go away after a few days, though recurrence is common.

Symptoms of Sweet’s Syndrome:

An eruption of itchy, swollen red bruise on the back, neck, arm or face can warn that you have Sweet’s syndrome. The bumps can increase in size quickly, and they show up in a flock that can grow to about an inch (2.5 centimeters) in diameter. They often have a clear blister and sometimes have a target-like appearance. Most abrasions will heal without marks. However, some may also recur in 1/3rd of people with this condition. Ears, eyes, kidneys, intestines, liver, heart, lung, mouth and bones could also be infected by Sweet’s syndrome. If you experience persistence or sudden rash, then contact your skin specialist as soon as possible.

Also Read: 8 Natural Ingredients to Calm Irritating Skin Rashes

Causes of Sweet’s Syndrome:

Acute Febrile Neutrophilic Dermatosis is considered an auto-inflammatory disease. That means, the body’s immune system causes this condition. Sweet’s syndrome can also appear in some cancer patients, particularly individuals those with a breast or colon cancer and leukemia. People with Crohn’s disease may also have a higher risk of developing sweet’s syndrome.
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Who is at Risk?

It’s a rare skin disorder and can occur worldwide in all races, but a few factors may increase your risk.

    • Being a woman
    • Being pregnant
    • Having leukemia
    • Being between the ages of 30 and 50
    • Having Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis

You should take good skin care measures and protection from the sun may also help to prevent sweet’s syndrome from returning. If you have Sweet’s syndrome, or suspect that you may have, your doctor will be able to diagnose and help you find a treatment and prevention plan that is perfect for you.

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Rabya Jamshed
She loves to explore various facts, ideas, perception and aspects of life and pen them down in her words. Writing is her passion. She enjoys writing on a vast variety of subjects, and health care is just one among her several specialty areas. She works closely with the “Marham” Health care team to churn out informative health content in Pakistan!