Syringoma

by Dr. Blight on December 20, 2011

Notice tiny solid skin bumps under your eyes? No, it’s not acne or whiteheads. It’s called syringoma. It sounds intimidating especially since it ends with ‘-oma’ suggesting its tumor-like nature. So is it actually a tumor? Well I’d like to say no but it really is a kind of tumor.

 

What is syringoma?

Syringomas are benign tumors of eccrine origin commonly found around (usually below) the eyes . Eccrine simply means sweat glands and the sweat glands around the eyes are the common sites of transformation into syringoma.


So how do you treat syringoma?

Treatments for syringoma include using creams or having the dermatologist do any of the following:

Excision: the dermatologist will use a small scalpel to cut and take out the syringoma one by one. This might take a long time and may hurt especially if it is deep which is why anesthesia is sometimes needed.

Electrodessication and curettage: the curettage part simply means that the syringoma will be scraped down; this is followed by electrodessication which will dry/burn the area using electric current. The 2 techniques will be repeated alternately until the doctor is satisfied that the syringoma plus a little of the normal skin area is clear.

Dermabrasion: this is a milder form of scraping; doctors may use diamond-tipped pens to abrade the surface of the syringoma until it looks flat.

CO2 laser: the laser kills tumor cells. Application of 50% trichloroacetic acid may be done after the laser; this was said to be effective for removing deep-seated syringoma cells and for reducing the side effects like scarring.

What’s difficult with the treatment of syringoma is that they recur or scars form after treatment. In one study, the CO2 laser was used and results were successful; there were no recurrences within 2 years after therapy and there was no scarring. However, physicians report that the side effect included prolonged reddening of the treatment site and repeat sessions were sometimes needed. CO2 laser treatment is quite costly but its safe, long effect and non-scarring qualities make it a good choice over other treatments.

In another study, electrodessication—in short bursts and low voltage—was used to treat a patient. It turned out to be as effective as the CO2 laser in terms of having no recurrence in 2 years but this study was only done on 1 patient. Plus this method is invasive and requires a needle insertion into the reticular dermis. It is also safe, non-scarring but in comparison with CO2 laser, this one’s quite painful and not recommended for people with low tolerance to pain.

Creams are also available for syringoma but some products lump the treatment together with warts and moles so that their creams would say ‘wart-mole-syringoma’ remover. I have not personally used these creams but from videos available over the net, these creams are powerful and sometimes dangerous. They can get deep into the skin and within a few weeks, your wart, mole or syringoma will just drop or peel off. That’s after enduring a few days of hiding from people because your wart/mole/syringoma will get darker. The creams are effective but they also leave deep craters that I honestly don’t know if they will heal on their own. It’s like you lost a mole/wart/syringoma and let the whole world know about it by leaving a gaping hole. Ok, not gaping, but it really is quite deep.

Well, it’s still best if the real users would testify to the syringoma creams and actually there are some good customer reviews online for some creams. Whatever the brands or clinics you use or go to, what’s important is that careful usage is needed to avoid the unwanted adverse effects of any of these treatments. With time, I’m sure you’ll find the right solution to your syringoma.

Reference:

Dermatologic Surgery, 1999

International Journal of Dermatology, 1996

{ 141 comments… read them below or add one }

Patricia April 26, 2012 at 11:06 am

will there ever be a real easy cure.

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Dr. Blight April 27, 2012 at 10:46 am

It’s actually easy to just have it cauterized by the dermatologists but you’ll show up the next day to work or school with tiny burn marks on your face which can be embarassing. So the easiest way are the creams that are also used for warts and moles; it’s available in kits and the tiny bumps (whether warts, moles, syringoma) just fall off after a few days. But again, syringoma can return; but it doesn’t mean you should just forget treatment.

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sephorasophie October 26, 2012 at 1:50 pm

so even you do all this treatment, it will come back ???

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Dr. Blight December 11, 2012 at 7:47 pm

unfortunately yes. But as I usually say, you shouldn’t stop treating something just because it comes back after some time. It’s a chronic condition.

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mharz macadaeg June 2, 2012 at 10:12 am

i just want to know that kind of cream for removing syringoma…

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Dr. Blight June 5, 2012 at 7:43 am

Hi, mharz. Well, there’s Naturalis Syringoma Treatment, Pristine Herbal Touch’s Wart and Mole Vanish and Nevi-Skin. I know there are more brands out there but if you have trouble buying them, I’m sure dermatologists have them all the time. Anyways, if you find a removal cream for moles, one application is usually enough for syringomas because they’re shallower.

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Jan September 28, 2012 at 10:58 pm

Can anyone tell me which is best among the cream treatments?

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Saniek December 25, 2013 at 9:39 pm

hi dr,

I was wondering, is there any health steps that one can take that can improve the health of the sweat ducts and may prevent or heal the syringomas in the long run?
I have it under my eyes. I got it at 27 a while after having my first born whom I breast fed. During this time I also consumed relatively large amounts of soy proteien. I am also a bit lactose and insolin intolerant.
I really hope that there will be more information regarding this condition.
Thank you for all this info!

Saniek
South Africa

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Dr. Blight December 28, 2013 at 9:16 am

Hi Saniek, thanks for your question. There is a type of syringoma associated with diabetes and high progesterone secretion which I thought of when you mentioned your insulin intolerance and current breastfeeding status. This is the clear cell syringoma; however there are VERY few cases of this and we cannot be definite that your syringoma is actually caused by your current diet/disease/breastfeeding. Well, with breastfeeding, if you are still doing it now, I shouldn’t stop you because of the benefits it has for your child. But if you’re done with breastfeeding, then that means progesterone isn’t that high anymore so we’re not expecting a lot of flaring of syringoma. This leaves us with diet. What I can advice is to change your diet a bit. There isn’t a clear cut connection between diet and syringoma but since you identified that you ate a lot of soy at the time, then i suggest you cut it down a bit and observe your skin for several weeks. No certain diet can prevent sweat ducts from turning into syringoma though.

Other things that can improve your overall skin condition is daily skin cleansing, moisturizing and minimal sun exposure by using a strong sun block. Hope this helped. :)

criz June 8, 2012 at 10:33 am

i’ve just had mine cauterized a week ago. it’s still healing. it’s painful but not the kind that would kill you. i only had to tell my dermatologist to stop for awhile in between. i look like i have chicken pox, quite embarrassing but i trust my doctor. she did my two nieces and my sister and they were all satisfied. just what my doctor said, no pain, no gain. just make sure you’re in good hands.

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Dr. Blight June 9, 2012 at 3:31 pm

That is true, Criz. No pain, no gain :) at least the pain was minimal. I’m sure your experience would help others decide on their treatment. Thanks!

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Jan September 28, 2012 at 10:57 pm

I had mine cauterized. I stayed home for almost 2 weeks, didn’t go anywhere until the burns healed. The doctor did a good job. No scars. Of course, now they’re growing back but this time I’m thinking of trying the Nev-Skin treatment instead of cauterization. It wasn’t as painful at all with the cauterization. If I do the cauterization again, I’ll do it around Halloween.

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fez April 22, 2013 at 9:15 pm

How long did it take to grow back??

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Dr. Blight April 26, 2013 at 4:44 am

Studies show different answers based on the treatment you use. It could take syringomas as long as 2 years to recur. For further reading, please see my other article ‘Carbon Dioxide Laser for Syringoma’(http://www.cosmeticsmd.org/).

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Chaitanya Gupta November 16, 2013 at 3:49 pm

Jan from where did you get it done cuz i wanna get rid of it asap..

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allison May 1, 2013 at 5:42 pm

Hi, I am looking for a good dr to treat mine. Can you please send me the name of the dr who did your treatments….thanks

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malou November 15, 2013 at 8:28 am

i also have syringoma. can you give me the name and the address of your dermatologist please? thanks.

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seipati November 21, 2013 at 11:01 am

hi my dermatologist gave me these numbers,011 7833110 for laser.

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Marthe Reformina June 21, 2012 at 6:04 am

I already have my cauterization last April for my syringoma and now it appears again and much manier. what shall i do?

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Dr. Blight June 30, 2012 at 8:32 am

Now that you have more syringoma, it will be more difficult to cauterize them one by one again; and creams are hard to put on the syringoma as well (you’ll have to target them). Well, you can always have someone help you put the cream on:) The best advice would be to try dermabrasion; I’m not sure if you’ve consulted your dermatologist again recently, but he/she can discuss dermabrasion with you or help you decide among the other choices I’ve written in the article. Perhaps you should also take note/record the syringoma locations, that way you’re sure whether they really multiplied.

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bikash sahani July 17, 2012 at 6:54 pm

there was syringomas present below the both eyelids… it was treated with electrocoagulation in 3 sittings…. but now it is again reoccured…what will be the best option for this.

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Dr. Blight July 20, 2012 at 1:35 pm

If it recurred after electrocoagulation, it doesn’t mean you should change your treatment. You could go again and have it done the same way. But if you had any side effects that you absolutely cannot tolerate, like small temporary scabs, then you could try the creams.

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Cristilita Q. Santos July 18, 2012 at 9:15 am

can cauterization treat syringoma? I hope for kind reply. Thanks. Cristy

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Dr. Blight July 20, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Yes, but there’s no permanent treatment for syringoma. Cauterization and other techniques will take care of it but it will recur later.

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Abby July 19, 2012 at 4:43 am

Hello. I had my syringoma cauterized last 3 weeks.
Now
Some are color pinkish-brown. Is it normal? Will it disappear ?
& others are gone.
Is it advisable to undergo peeling solutions /dermabration after 1month of cauterization though some are still pinkish-brown?
If not, so When ?

How to get rid of this cauterized marks??

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Abby July 19, 2012 at 4:45 am

I mean how to get rid of these pinkish-brwon marks from cauterized syringoma???

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Dr. Blight July 20, 2012 at 1:50 pm

It sounds like the syringoma wasn’t totally cauterized; if the marks are elevated then perhaps some portions of the sweat gland were left behind. However, it would be nicer if you had a photo of this. Another thing it could be are simple post-cauterization marks, especially if they’re flat. If this is the case, don’t worry, they will heal. Your healing may just have taken longer than usual because of several things: smoking, poor nutrition, lack of rest/sleep, etc…Try taking antioxidants, vitamins or zinc and I hope you don’t smoke?

Regarding the dermabrasion, I don’t see any contraindication to it. But try to observe for healing after you’ve tried the vitamins/zinc first. If there’s no improvement then you could go for the dermabrasion. Worse case is to expect bleeding from this if the pinkish brown spots are elevated. That’s totally fine because I think it will be easier to extract the syringoma if there’s a small cut (intentionally or not) made on the skin. Again, this will heal.

Hope this helped, Abby :)

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Maria Dizon July 28, 2012 at 1:29 am

Is it advisable for a diabetic to be treated w/ syringoma?

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Dr. Blight August 19, 2012 at 9:03 am

It’s okay as long as your diabetes is well controlled and not in the later stages.

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david July 28, 2012 at 3:17 pm

i had electrodessication done to my syringomas and there were no improvements. do they need to increase the voltage to be effective?

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jenna21 July 30, 2012 at 2:54 am

i had these bumps under my eyes and i think its syringoma what is better the creams or the cauterize it ?

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jenna21 July 30, 2012 at 2:56 am

does the naturalis products work well???

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Reicci Ann July 30, 2012 at 8:43 am

How to remove my syringoma under my eyes.

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Ivie Oriwoh August 11, 2012 at 11:07 pm

I’ve had syringoma for more than 15years now. I read your article and I’m filled with hope. I’m just unfortunate to be in a country where all these methods may not be available. But I would like to ask if total removal of the eccrine sweat glands would help. If so, what’s the disadvantage of doing so? I have a problem with this thing recurring. Its on my face and its as if its spreading. I don’t want to do something dat would leave scars all over my face. Also, someone recommended garlic supplements. Will this help? Please I need help.

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Dr. Blight September 9, 2012 at 8:16 am

Hi Ivie! Regarding removal of sweat glands, there are many methods available. Perhaps you’re referring to the knife/scalpel removal of syringoma? The disadvantage here is possible scarring. But scars heal overtime and will do so quickly if you’re in relatively good health. Syringomas also recur with the other sweat glands on the face but of course, frequency of recurrence decreases as there are fewer glands left after excision.
Regarding garlic, there are not much studies on its effects on syringoma but here’s what I found: ‘oral administration of garlic is effective on immunologic properties, cutaneous microcirculation, protection against UVB and cancer treatment. Topical application of garlic extract can potentially be effective on psoriasis, alopecia areata, keloid scar, wound healing, cutaneous corn, viral and fungal infection, leishmaniasis, skin aging and rejuvenation. Clinical effectiveness of oral and topical garlic extract is not sufficiently and meticulously explored as so far.’ (Pazyar N and Feily A 2011. Garlic in dermatology. Dermatology Reports) That’s it. It’s not exactly effective for syringoma but at least it is good for some skin conditions and wound healing. Go ahead and take the supplements :)

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Kimberly August 13, 2012 at 10:26 pm

I have really bad syringoma around my eyes on my neck and chest it was very hard actually figuring out what it was at 1st especially in my country Jamaica where a trip to a dermatologist can be extremely expensive so by time i found out what was really wrong with me the syringomas got so bad because of the heat here. Im just getting treatment and its going well so far but i just wished there was a fund or something to help more ppl who have the disease get treatment even though its considered to be a cosmetic surgery becuz 4 some ppl its almost like your entire face is covered in bumps and alot of ppl with the condition would love 2 have them removed but cannot afford it

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Dr. Blight September 9, 2012 at 8:20 am

Hi kimberly. Glad you’re able to start your treatment. I didn’t know dermatologic services are so expensive there :( Well it’s true that it is considered cosmetic surgery for most and that’s because most people don’t get it as bad as your case. Hopefully your skin’s better now? Good luck with the rest of your treatment sessions:)

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Kimberly February 21, 2013 at 4:36 am

Hey again doctor my syringomas came back in the area that i did my patch test and because of how bad they are the dermatologist basically said that i should leave them alone and try make up because i might have terrible scarring after. She also made it clear that she didnt wanna be responsible for ” Spoiling my face” however i cant just leave them alone i am 18 years old and this really affects my confidence especially when people ask me alot of questions about them DAILY………..DO YOU KNOW OF ANY NATURAL REMEDIES OR ANY GOOD FACE CREAMES???

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Pradeep Risal August 18, 2012 at 6:52 am

how it can be cure? is there any cream to cure this ? i ma from nepal. is ther any facility in the nepal?

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eshen September 4, 2012 at 1:47 pm

hi..i just had a syringoma removal almost a month now and im abit worried because of the visibility of the scar..how long would it takes to remove the scar or do i still need to do the scar removal tratment?

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Dr. Blight September 9, 2012 at 7:42 am

No need to undergo scar removal treatment. If you’re a healthy person, it will heal by about 1.5- 2 weeks. Try taking multivitamins to boost healing.

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grace September 7, 2012 at 3:12 am

where we can buy that product and its cost? is it available in the Philippines?

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Dr. Blight September 9, 2012 at 7:44 am

If you don’t have a dermatologist, maybe you should try to order it online. I’m not sure if there are stores that sell it in the Philippines.

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Rob September 13, 2012 at 7:20 am

I’ve had syringoma since I was a baby. I’m 33 now and have never had any treatment for them. It first started spreading around my eyes and neck… Then on the back of my knees, thighs and now arms. It keeps on getting worse and worse and I would like to know if its because I sweat a lot. I would also appreciate any advice as to where I should start because I have several clusters that most creams say to not use them on.

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abhishek September 13, 2012 at 12:27 pm

I have really bad syringoma around my eyes and it is from my childhood period.
i went for surgary approx 4 times. it seems good just for few months but again it apears very badly.
can anyone suggest me how can it remove.

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arwina September 19, 2012 at 2:40 am

is there any cream for syringoma

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korean 99 September 19, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Hi..
I’m 22 years old female college students is
Lower abdomen syringoma springing from the baby when he is more prevalent on the neck. In Korea, the cost of the laser treatment method is only too expensive, you can not.
Increasingly spreading in the body unsightly and pain, but I really would like to die
Help……..please……….

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Dr. Blight September 27, 2012 at 11:11 am

Syringoma does not typically cause pain; in fact I don’t know of anyone experiencing painful syringoma. Most probably what you have is something worse. Please have it checked by a dermatologist. Try reading this and see if you have similar appearance : http://www.edoj.org.eg/vol005/0501/006/01.htm

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David October 19, 2012 at 6:26 am

I had electrodessication done on my syringomas. It didn’t do anything. Should the voltage be increased ??

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David October 19, 2012 at 6:26 am

I had electrodessication done on my syringomas. It didn’t do anything. Should the voltage be increased ?? If what is it recommend?

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Dr. Blight October 21, 2012 at 8:06 pm

Low voltage electrocoagulation/dessication with high frequency is enough to give good results; high frequency means dual-frequency 4-MHz. You can read this to help- http://www.intranet.ellman.com/documents/Art-Department/articles/LIT-71-47.pdf

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nenen October 12, 2012 at 10:57 am

i started to notice several bumps under my eyes when i was in high school. sometimes it matures and makes white deposits which i prick with a needle or safety pin. now i’m 37 and the bumps scatters around my eyes and forehead so i went to see a dermatologist. i’ve known that these bumps are syringoma and doc says to spot test it first to see whether it’ll leave a deep scar or not but now that i’ve read about its recurrence in about two years i’m in dilemma whether to go through the treatment or not. is it okey not to have it remove or go through the treatment and pray hard for non-recurrence?

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David October 13, 2012 at 6:00 am

I’m had electrodessication done on my syringomas. There were not improvemts. What should I do?? Should they increase the voltage to be effective? Please help!!!!!

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arianne October 15, 2012 at 12:37 pm

how do i pay for co2 laser treatment?

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ann October 15, 2012 at 1:56 pm

i have also a syringoma below of my eyes, it starts when im in college. what is the reason why a person got this syringoma?I’m ashamed to face my friends.help me how can i remove this.

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ireen cruz October 26, 2012 at 11:59 am

i also hv syringoma and it really affect my social life. they say its in my genes but my sisters dont have this? i want to undergo treatment but i hve my dilemma. but i really to get rid off it.

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Dr. Blight December 11, 2012 at 7:47 pm

What’s your dilemma by the way?

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Pubalee November 20, 2012 at 5:33 pm

I have been suffering from Syringoma for more than 20 years now. Initially it couldnot be detected what it is . By the time i started some treatment it was already late. I did catarization about 5 years ago but it has recurred and now i hv them all over my face. I feel very embarassed at times specially in parties when people ask me about it. I wish there is a permanent treatment for this.

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eija December 6, 2012 at 3:16 pm

hello. I want to ask I have a problem syringoma around my eyes as white spots I’ve made every month of treatment in government hospitals. they use the laser treatment but still to no avail. now I have given up to continue my treatment. the question of whether the problem will go away or syringoma we can only prevent only. and can you recommend a place to treat syringoma in malaysia? and I want to know whether the problem is classified diseased syringoma or cosmetics?

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Dr. Blight December 11, 2012 at 7:45 pm

I think it’s both a cosmetic and pathologic condition. For some, it only bothers them because of how it looks but for others, it can be quite itchy and socially impairing depending on the severity. Im sorry but I’m not really familiar with Malaysian clinics but if you say laser doesn’t work for you, then look for something else. Perhaps cautery or extraction of the syringoma would be better in your case.

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nix December 11, 2012 at 8:59 am

Hi there,

What kind of creme can help in removing syringoma?
Are the Naturalis products well proven?

Thanks.

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nix December 11, 2012 at 9:01 am

Hi there,

What kind of cream can help in removing syringoma?
Are the Naturalis products well proven?

Thanks.

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Dr. Blight December 11, 2012 at 7:42 pm

I personally haven’t tried the Naturalis products so I can’t say if it would work. Someone would have to enlighten us here.

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Bella January 1, 2013 at 12:48 am

I have numerous syringoma in clusters under both eyes that came up in my early teens.

I havent got rid of them, but I have smoothed them from large bumps to raised patches that are not spreading by putting manuka honey under each eye before I go to sleep.

Get the highest strength you can ( i got 25 plus) wash your face and massage a drop in. It takes about 6 weeks of persevereance but you can see a difference.

Its not a miricle cure, but its a pain free natural way to help the look that has no down time. You just feel a bit sticky but you get used too it.

I have also tried tea tree oil and caster oil, but the strong honey works best. You have to keep doing it for a long time to see a real difference.

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shin min January 17, 2013 at 9:28 am

hi… where can i buy that manuka honey that you’re using before you go to sleep? is there also such products here in the philippines.? i also wanted to try it although i never had any treatment for my syringoma under my eyes. thanks.

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Jeff January 2, 2013 at 4:01 pm

So basically if you have this you are fucked? am i right?

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Rebecca Johnston February 7, 2013 at 1:39 am

I was wondering if anyone has ever correlated syringomas with hormonal fluctuations? Mine did not appear (neck and lower face) until I had a hysterectomy and I notice them becoming more prominent during days that i add a progesterone cream to my bio-identical estradiol. I have always felt there was a correlation. What does the doc or any others think?

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Dr. Blight February 8, 2013 at 9:58 am

Yes they are under the influence of hormones.In different scientific papers,progesterone receptors are highly expressed in syringomas. However, the role of estrogen is still not clear.

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Brittany February 10, 2013 at 5:21 pm

Are people still trying to find a permanent cure? or do we just have to live with this in no hope for it to ever be cured?

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siena Marie March 5, 2013 at 12:43 pm

Post cautery my syringoma was reddened for 2 weeks and its still imflammed after 3 weeks.it looks like that there’s a water inside the scar area. What cream can i apply. thanks

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Dr. Blight March 18, 2013 at 12:57 pm

Don’t worry about the water inside. They’re blisters and they do occur after cautery. There’s no need to apply anything, just make sure to avoid infection. If you are covering it with a gauze or something, make sure to change it frequently. The blisters will dry up in several days to few weeks.

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thi March 14, 2013 at 5:07 pm

hi dr
i have so many in my eyelid and 1 under my eyelid ( circle eye) .and its getting biger now. I live in Toronto Canada, do u know any place to do treatment ? thank you so muchb

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Dr. Blight March 18, 2013 at 1:06 pm

I found the Toronto Dermatology Center on the net. Seems good and they have a free consultation too.

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Kix March 28, 2013 at 2:44 am

Dear Dr. Blight,

I recently had my syringoma treated 2 days ago. My only worry is that even up to now (my 3rd day) the swelling on my eyes hasnt stopped. Is this normal?

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Dr. Blight April 2, 2013 at 8:32 am

Wait for at least a few more days. How was it treated anyways? Look out for signs of infection like persistent redness, pus and fever. If there aren’t any, you just have to wait it out because it could simply be a side effect.

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Lorey April 2, 2013 at 9:23 pm

I think I have syringomas under my my eyes been there since my body been changing hormones over the last 10 years. They look just like pimples but very deep and hurts very badly to pop with a needle. I started out with one or two now I have a lot on one eye the other eye is starting with one or two now. They look terrible. I just found out last year I have Breast Cancer. I wonder if that’s what causes the tumors to start in my body. I thought at first it was my make-up breaking me out, so I stop wearing it, but I know it wasn’t that.

So your saying to everyone these will come back after they go get them laser off. So it must cost a lot of money to do this. I have insurance but with my cancer bills cant afford to do this.

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HIMADRI DEVI April 9, 2013 at 11:22 am

I have also suffering from syringoma problems since more than 10 years. 5 years before i have done cauterization with nitrogen gas, but it appears again. Now it increases day by day. I have also pimples problem in my face. I have done many treatments for my skin in Guwahati (ASSAM). But, I have not got any good result.Now I am 27 years old women. I am very frustrated now a days. Can u give me the name and address of any good hospital (within India) with the name of Dermatologist for my treatment.

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Delsha April 10, 2013 at 7:38 pm

I’am 33years old I just start getting syringoma really bad after 13years later after I had kids, I didn’t have this and if i did it wasn’t noticeable, it does work on your confidence, and there a cream I was going to try on line call wart and mole vanish and it have a treatment for syringoma. But it seems like they got worser after I start to mess with them, it start to spread more so I may just may leave it alone. Someone said apple cidar vinegar is good and witch hazel is good to use for the syringoma.

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ian April 15, 2013 at 4:18 pm

from the picture seems like that eccrine is too deep under the skin. if that is the case of each syringoma then treatment could be just a temporary solution coz eventually the bump will still form as the eccrine is still there. any medicine or vitamins that can reduce the sweat glands on the face? under the eyes specifically?

i too had been carrying syrigomas. they start to appear during my senior highschool. around 15 to 16 yrs old. i tried cauterization that time but my pain tolerance is too low so it was not continued. im afraid too coz the device might get into my eyes while the bumps on my eyelids are being cauterized. after that try, i noticed that more bumps appeared. im 33 now and so far i learnt how too live with them. =). but im still hoping that someday, there might be someone out there who can invent an easy to apply medication to remove the bumps. a medication which can be easily bought from a local store anywhere to help those syringoma carriers. its very difficult to have social life having these things. im luck y enough to have a wife who did not look on my physical appearance.

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Dr. Blight April 22, 2013 at 12:24 pm

Hi Ian, I’m glad you’ve managed to live with syringoma. Unfortunately the creams available for syringoma have side effects. They don’t reduce the size of the gland, they just ‘destroy’ the whole space that it is applied to and you’re right, some parts of the gland may remain intact as the creams do not penetrate through and through. But they really still do help. I’m also glad you brought up another choice for people with syringoma–and that is to not touch them. For readers out there, if syringoma is not bothering you at all, you don’t have to touch them. Two reasons–treatment is expensive and they come back. Anyways, thanks for your insight Ian:) Have a nice day.

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monique April 22, 2013 at 10:52 am

can we prevent syringoma?

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gwen April 24, 2013 at 4:35 pm

Hi. I am 21 years old. Last year I had my syringoma cauterized, but it was just recurring. Anyways, I am from Philippines. Is there any outlet here where I can buy creams for syringoma treatment? Thank you.

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Dr. Blight April 26, 2013 at 5:21 am

I believe most syringoma creams in the Philippines are dispensed through dermatologists and special distributors. I have found a company website though called RCC Amazing Touch and it seems they have a herbal cream for syringoma called ‘Desyringoma’. They do have stores but I’m not sure if you can just walk in and purchase over the counter because their products says ‘for professional use only’. Anyways, check out their site : http://www.rccamazingtouch.com/main/ Your other option is to order online.

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fredo ibit April 25, 2013 at 5:05 pm

hello! I got mine cauterized three days ago. it came along with pain but it was tolerable. now i am worried because the wounds that replaced the bumps looks like mini holes in my nose. but they’re not too deep. is it normal? thanks! i’m from the Philippines.

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Dr. Blight April 26, 2013 at 4:45 am

The scabs are just superficial and temporary. Don’t worry they should resolve in a few weeks.

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satin April 28, 2013 at 2:24 pm

i have lost my lover for this bloody skin condition, lost jobs coz they thought i was a druggie, people dont want to even socialise with me, wqas rejected by airlines for my job, and now i sit home and work online while everyone out there goes about making the most of their lives, i feel so crappy looking at myself in the mirror…………..

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Ebi Cossa May 1, 2013 at 4:06 am

I’ve had syringoma for over a decade but suddenly I started to hear that this is treatable with creams, lasers or surgery a dematologist and even a combination of trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and CO2 laser which leave no side effects. I don’t believe treatment is available in Mozambique but I realy would like to get started. Any body knows of treatment near by, e.g. In South Africa, Nelspruit, JHB, Pretoria or Durban. Or can I start treatment?

Ebi

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nonie May 2, 2013 at 10:39 pm

Accutane decreased the size of my Syringoma! I was treated with Accutane for my acne; I noticed my syringoma under the eyes and arms got smaller , flatter and almost gone. Unfortunately years later (more than five years at least) after I finished my Accutane treatment the syringoma under the eyelids came back; but the ones on the arms never came back. Unfortunately my insurance wouldn’t cover the use of Accutane for syringoma treatment .

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Elsa Vasquez May 13, 2013 at 3:51 pm

Hello all, I was wondering if anyone knows that name of the cream that can be used to treat Syringomas. I have received 3 laser treatmets, left little scaring and some did go away. But I’ve noticed that its coming back. I’m not due for another MD visit/treatment till January 2014, but mean while I would like to treat with cream. Would that be posible? Please advice

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bygail de guzman May 18, 2013 at 7:55 pm

I got cauterize 3 times already for a month now and i really kind of anxious wether it will be gone i can still see some dots under my eyes and i dont know if those were scars or not and can anyone answer me if how many weeks or months does it usually takes to heal and if chemical peel is to be recommended after .t

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Quiin May 25, 2013 at 2:37 pm

Hi. I have syringomas unfortunately when i reached my puberty. Im sixteen yrs old and ive done many sessions in cautery for the past 2 yrs. so i kinda start the session at 14 yrs old but it grows back again after 6 mos or less. I dont wanna have another session again because of the scarring which will probably take 2wks to heal. What cream can you suggest for me? Precisely please. Im from the philippines. I know im really young but im very willing to spend money for removal treatments. But for now, i just wanna know about some creams i can use. Just like the creams you have mentioned that can also remove moles. I need names. Thank you.

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Ashlee June 1, 2013 at 6:30 am

Hi! I just want to know if what really are the other cause of having SYRINGOMA aside from genetic? Are their any natural cure for this or is there some food than you should and shouldn’t eat to be able to lessen the growth?

Thank you for your answer, God Bless!

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Megan July 6, 2013 at 3:03 am

I was told to stay away from milk, peanut or soy foods.

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Megan June 5, 2013 at 12:05 am

I have little tiny white dots that are clustered somewhat together under my eye lid. It appears as though I can squeeze or stretch out the white puff but I don’t dare try..thinking it may cause more harm then help. Saw a dermatogist and he dd say it’s syringoma but I am not sure! I am so nervous about trying to treat this dreadful skin condition. I live in CA and it appears there is a doctor who specialize in Syringoma in Southern California but there is no guarantee it won’t reappear or won’t leave scaring. Here’s is website: http://www.karemd.com/cosmeticdermetology.aspx. There is also a Spa in Arizona that will help you get rid of your Syringoma by applying the herbal cream for you. Here’s the site:http://www.justforyouintempe.com/syringoma-removal1.html. I was researching ahead just in case I needed this dreadful skin problem removed.

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Megan June 7, 2013 at 3:33 pm

More information how to treat syringoma and the doctor in Southern California who seems to specialized in it. Doesn’t mean the syringoma will be cured just probably managed so you can look normal if anything.
http://www.surgery90210.com/cosmetic-dermatology/71/syringoma-treatment.aspx

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psen June 22, 2013 at 8:22 pm

Pls name some vitamins for syringoma

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Dr. Blight July 5, 2013 at 11:50 am

Vitamins generally won’t help syringoma. But vitamin E and A have uses for other skin problems.

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psen June 22, 2013 at 8:26 pm

Where do we find the mankua honey??

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Megan July 5, 2013 at 2:11 am

Dr Blight:

I read that intralesional radiofrequency can cure syringoma after 1 to 3 treatments. Here is the research that was done in China regarding intralesional radiofrequnency.
Click to read trial results spanning 4 years in treating syringoma using intralesional radiofrequency.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3359034/

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riham July 7, 2013 at 6:55 pm

I HAVE IT :(

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Lailanie Limpao July 22, 2013 at 5:16 am

Hi dr.

Im lailanie and currently working here in saudi arabia..ive been suffering from syringoma since high school.at 1st i noticed i only have 1then after 5years some are growing and now its like 10or more…i want to get rid of them..but how many years after the removal will it grows again?and is there any way to prevent it?im having vits.but i really dont know. .i also consulted many dermatology and i even consulted my own dr. (I was a derma nurse for 2 yeras) but its like that they were scared coz it might affect on my skin as a whole.ive noticed also my dr.he treated one of our pt.with 50% tca…please help me…

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Dr. Blight July 29, 2013 at 9:58 am

Your syringoma can come back in less than a year. I think your doctors don’t want to touch them because scarring IS a complication.If patients can live with syringomas then we basically don’t have to touch them; save treatment for the more severe cases..But then again you can go ahead if you really can’t tolerate their appearance. But I live with the saying, if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it.

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Patricia joy dungo July 28, 2013 at 2:41 pm

I have syringomas under my eyes. I went to see a dermatologist 2 weeks ago. They said i had to go through cauterization to remove my syringomas. It would take them 3 sessions to completely remove all of it. My first session was done and just last friday i went through the second one but just today 3 of the scabs on my face was peeled off and left a hole on my face! What can i do? Will it stay that way or will it be back to normal and not have any scars nor marks. Please answer! Thank you!

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Dr. Blight July 29, 2013 at 10:01 am

If the scabs are intentionally peeled off, the skin can still grow to cover the surface evenly. If they naturally fell off and left a hole then the chances of the hole to remain there is higher. Luckily, the hole or depression left on your face was after intentional peeling (right?) so give it a few more days to weeks to heal. It should be back to normal soon.

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Patricia Joy Dungo July 29, 2013 at 10:39 am

Hello there Dr. Blight,
Yes, it was intentionally because right after I washed my face the scabs fell of when I patted my face dry. Maybe I accidentally scraped some of them while washing or maybe the scabs got softer because they were soaked.
Thank you. It was such a relief to hear that. Anyway, can I apply Contractubex (http://www.contractubex.com/) on the holes or scars I got from the cauterization? Thanks again!

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Ogen August 7, 2013 at 5:46 am

Greeting Dr. Blight,
Need big help here….having a tough life here…
I’ll make it direct!
I’ve syringoma since now I think almost 7-8 years by today,
Is there any cure?
I’ve syringoma all over my body, from eyelids off course to neck, chest, stomach and thigh,
If yes! What’s the best solution from expensive treatment or whether its simi cheap treatment,
I’m very great full to know about!
Thanking you.
With regards.

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Tim August 10, 2013 at 6:11 am

Hello Doctor Blight,
I’m very happy to know that you’re helping each and everyone around here.
I’m 24 years old and I got syringoma since I’m 17 or 18 years old , i got all around my body, especially under eye, neck, chest, stomach
Hand and thigh, i guess its spreading now day by day, so therefore is there cure by today?
I’m really having tough with syringoma life!
I hope you’ll generously reply.
Thanking you!
Tim

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Dr. Blight August 10, 2013 at 11:23 am

Hi the cure available today is temporary. I’m sorry to be the one to tell you that. Please try the treatments I have mentioned before; I’m sure you’ll be able to find one that suits your lifestyle the most…and then have it done every now and then. I’m assuming you haven’t tried out treatments before so I think it would be best if you tried seeing a dermatologist first and have your first treatment there. If you do not like the effect then jump to the next treatment and eventually try the at-home removal creams. I wish you will discover the right treatment for you soon. God bless!

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k reddy August 10, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Are there any creams that you would recommend for syringoma that are available in South Africa.

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Tim August 10, 2013 at 12:45 pm

Yes Doc. I’ve been under medication initially Within Asia as i live in Asia, since the beginning.
some years ago there aren’t any positive result so far,
Therefore I stopped for few years I guess…and now I’m currently applying Taiwanese Creams, which is product of Philippines.
I’ve been medication in India, especially. And applyed some cream from Bangkok and Singapore before but there aren’t positive result as well.
Lastly can you please reply the removal cream name and etc. ?
Thank you very much for you time!

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Lourdes Villarama August 12, 2013 at 12:01 am

Hi. I have my syringoma cauterized last wednesday. Do i have to use anti scar cream? I remember when I had it ten years ago, my derma gave me contractubex. Tnx and God bless.

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vilma August 14, 2013 at 2:26 am

ive had syringoma almost 9 years, which product do i take .. please help me i need to reomove this kind of disease .

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Marfel August 18, 2013 at 9:36 am

i have the same problem about syringoma, every other year i asked the dermatologist to remove it. unfortunately no positive results especially the last time (only last june 27,2013) it gets even worst, more and bigger! It is a nightmare for me since the laser treatment is very very expensive and it has no favorable results.
i am planning to do it again here (last time was in the Philippines), but i am not sure if i can do it now since the redness frm the last treatment was still there. please advise! thanks!

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Dr. Blight September 4, 2013 at 7:40 am

Hi Marfel, in your case I would suggest that you seek a different approach to treatment since you’ve tried laser many times. Perhaps you can ask your dermatologist for creams instead.

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Marjorie Lopez August 18, 2013 at 4:09 pm

Dr. Blight,
I had a laser removal on syringomas three weeks ago. The scabs fell off within five days but there are still red raised bumps where two syringomas were treated. They are actually larger than the original syringomas and look worse. Is this normal after three weeks or is this scarring? Will the redness disappear and will the swelling go down?
I have a 5-week follow-up appointment with my doctor but should I be concerned since it looks this way after 3 weeks?

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Dr. Blight September 4, 2013 at 7:38 am

A completely removed syringoma should go flat and without marked swelling after treatment. If it appears red with swelling like yours, I would think that a bump was still accidentally left behind, meaning the laser didn’t completely remove it. Don’t worry about it, just have it done again on follow up.

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marecho September 13, 2013 at 11:24 pm

I have syringoma since I was the age of 8 and it starts with only one bump and it spreads on my face and neck. As what I’ve observe this skin problem occurred many when I’m stress and specially when I don’t get a face wash at night. Sometimes it is obvious when I don’t get a good sleep and I can observe that.

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Ashok September 16, 2013 at 7:56 am

Hi Dr. Blight,

Thanks for sharing all your valuable comments on the tratement for syringoma, I want to know what are the main cause of the issue so that it can be prevented further to grow after CO2 treatment, cauterization, electrodessication or dermabrasion. Is it a gentic disorder? Can the expected mother’s baby affected by it or not.

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V September 24, 2013 at 12:52 pm

My syringoma went worse despite cream and electrolysis. Bad.

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johjan September 25, 2013 at 9:56 pm

Hello Dr.
I have syringoma also, I leave in United Arab Emirates Dubai, may I know where to find or buy creams to prevent or remove syringoma doc, please gave me any brand names for syringoma removal and prevention and does chocolate and coffee are not advisable to eat if you have syringoma, hope ull response to my message to you doc. Please

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Dr. Blight October 1, 2013 at 10:48 am

Coffee and chocolate don’t really have significant effects on syringoma..brands available are Naturalis and Nevi-Skin.

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Mische September 26, 2013 at 12:19 am

Is it much better not to treat syringoma because someone told me that if it grows back they become bigger

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Mr. Mudhoo Roshan September 30, 2013 at 5:02 am

Hi Dr

actually i have the problem of syringoma and i am using the locacid cream. does this will help me.

many thanks for your advice

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Dr. Blight October 1, 2013 at 10:50 am

Locacid is tretinoin cream and good for resurfacing the skin. It’s going to give you a better complexion but it will have minimal effects on the syringoma. Use creams that are made for syringoma like Nevi-skin, Naturalis, etc.

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Roshan October 17, 2013 at 8:48 am

where can i bought these products?

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Jeremy October 2, 2013 at 2:01 am

Hi Dr.Blight,
I am a 39 year old white male living in Texas. I started getting Syringoma under my eyes just 2 years ago. Being an airline pilot, I am in public a lot and was initially very concerned. I went to my Dermatologist, who told me they were genetic and there was nothing I could do about them as far as permanent removal. I went through the electro desiccation method, but more came back within 6 months. I made another visit to the doc who burned away again. She also sold me some prescription Retinol cream and said that it would help prevent Syringoma from forming. Another 6 months later and the Syringoma have come back more than ever. I am heading back for another zapping on Monday.

I don’t mind the pain much. The cost is simply the copay for my visit ($50), so that’s not bad. I usually tactfully schedule the procedure so I have 4-5 days off so I can hide while the scabs go away.

My questions:
1) I have given thought to trying some of the creams. Which would you reccomend the most?
2) No sibling, parent, grand parent, or any other relative has Syringoma. How am I the only one?
Thanks for taking the time to write this article and continue to answer questions!

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Dr. Blight October 11, 2013 at 10:42 am

Jeremy, thank you for asking. Well, there are a number of creams like Nevi-skin, Naturalis, etc…but unfortunately I cannot compare which is more effective. I’m sure your dermatologist can recommend brands available in your place and besides they have the more potent stuff that they can give you in their clinics.

For the second question, it is genetic. Perhaps you should take a closer look at your relatives. Or you could be the lucky one–the first to manifest it; your kids/future kids/descendants will then have syringoma.

Anyways, hope you can try out the creams then give us some feedback on what brand you tried. Hope this helped.

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alle October 4, 2013 at 2:16 pm

pag po pinaalis . babalik din po ? ano po maganda solusyon para dina na bumalik forever

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alle October 4, 2013 at 2:24 pm

doc . if we removed my syringoma . will come back again? and more more or bigger syringoma .. do you have solusyon not to come back again syringoma ?

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Dr. Blight October 11, 2013 at 10:34 am

Some syringomas do come back, not necessarily bigger. I guess the better solution is to have it excised. But then it can start or develop in other areas of the skin too.

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chris October 9, 2013 at 2:02 am

Has anyone ever had them cut out? My dermatologist did a biopsy, cutting a small piece of my skin out. His recommendation was to continue to cut small pieces out and let the skin heal. The part he cut out healed fine. Wondering if anyone else had this done. Mine are located under my eyes.

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Dr. Blight October 11, 2013 at 10:32 am

Sure, some doctors excise the whole thing. The benefit of that is it removes the whole tumorous gland. Some disadvantage is that it heals a little slower (because a chunk was taken off compared to lasers) and can possibly leave a dent or depression. But most of the time, like yours, the wound heals completely. I’m glad to hear that your procedure went well and healing was fine too:)

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biby October 9, 2013 at 10:41 am

Dr.Blight can syringoma be related to phosensitive lupus erythema?

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biby October 9, 2013 at 10:43 am

sorry…i mean photosensitive

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Maureen October 21, 2013 at 8:23 pm

My syngroma are getting woorse under my chin,fore head

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Clarisse October 23, 2013 at 3:00 am

Have anybody here tried the Desyringoma product of RCC Amazing Touch Clinics? Response is really appreciated.

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Raisa October 24, 2013 at 4:40 am

why am I having syringoma? none of my family member or even any of my known one has this skin problem… i have these tumors at arm, neck and upper portion of cheast…. is the cause is genetical or hormonal or what??? i m now removing those by CO2 laser….i thought they would never come back,,,,bt by reading previous comments i hv come to knw they can come back! i m really scared now…. pls ans to my qstn doc, why it has happened to me?

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sonia November 8, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Is nt there nny permanent treatment for ds syringomas…..had electrodessication a week ago!!! not much painful, will ds repeat again? dnt tel me its going 2 b for a lifetime! :( sonia

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Chaitanya Gupta November 16, 2013 at 3:45 pm

Hi, m from india.. after visiting so many doctors over here i finally got to know.. what do i have under my eye. i.e. syringoma
N i got on to dis page… i read about co2 laser treatment.
Dr.blight i just wanna know if there is any clinic in india which has this treatment if not then please send me the link for best clinic which has co2 laser treatment.
Jan you said above that u just got rid of your syringomas and you are satisfied with the treatment.. so please let me know.. from where did you get this treatment done.

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kai November 20, 2013 at 4:13 am

hi i had syringoma since i was 12 now i m 35 and its getting really bed does any insurance covers the treatment since there are new laws about the health care insurance

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leslie lim December 23, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Gudpm dr.pls tel me po wat is d nym of cream na mkak2long po s syringoma q.?efective po b ung godiva doc?

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