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What Are Syringomas?

Updated on January 25, 2012

Have you noticed a hard white bump below or around your eye? Ever wonder what it was? These hard white bumps are non-threatening, enlarged sweat glands called Syringomas.

What is it?
A Syringoma is, in a nutshell, an enlarged sweat duct. They are a hard white or yellow bump that looks like a white head or a pimple, usually found below the eye (as seen in the picture). They are usually in a circular or oval shape, have a flat or rounded shape to the touch, and cannot be popped.

How did I get it?
Syringomas are formed because the sweat duct has enlarged. When your sweat glands are working, they produce sweat and push it to the outer layer of your skin through the sweat ducts. When the sweat ducts become enlarged, it forms these Syringomas that are noticeable on the outside of the skin.

How do I get rid of it?
Don't try to pop it, or prick it with a pin, or treat it with acne creams. None of these will work because the Syringoma is hard, and not filled with anything. You need to go see a Dermatologist or your Physician so they can operate on it. They need to be cut out or electrically quartered to be removed.


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      Megan 4 years ago

      I believed that I had Millia...and now im believing I have this...I really don't know both contains sound the same.. :/