Treatments for Syringoma

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Syringoma (Hidradenomes Eruptifis) is a common skin condition that results after a growth of non-cancerous bumps swell on the cheeks and below the eyes. The growths are caused by excess productivity in the sweat glands below the eyes. Syringoma is not harmful or painful, but like any skin condition, it can be socially and cosmetically unappealing. Several techniques exist for treating and removing Syringoma.

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Physician's Consultation

Talk to your dermatologist about the treatment of Syringoma (including home remedies and surgical removal). If your doctor recommends surgical removal, be sure to check with your insurance company before scheduling your procedure. Some insurance providers may consider removal of Syringoma as an elective surgery (since there are no health risks involved) and therefore will refuse to pay for the surgery.

Home Treatment

Syringoma prevention begins by taking good care of your skin. Dermatologists recommend using a daily cleanser or astringent to clean the pores. Sunblock should always be used as sunburn can worsen the effects of Syringoma (and also increases chances of Syringoma appearing). Do not squeeze, pull or cut the bumps yourself, as this will worsen the condition.

Surgical Treatment

Surgical removal for Syringoma is the preferred method of treatment by most dermatologists. Laser surgery is often used (in conjunction with lidocaine to numb the affected area), but electric cauterisation (burning off the bumps by using heat therapy) is also an option. Another alternative method for surgical removal is liquid nitrogen (freezing Syringoma so that it falls off after a few days time). Your dermatologist will recommend the best method of surgical removal for your Syringoma.

Causes

Syringoma tends to run in families. It is often associated with Down's Syndrome (18% of Down's Syndrome sufferers have Syringoma). Syringoma can appear suddenly in life, through adolescence or adulthood.

Warning

Do not attempt to remove syringoma yourself. The area around the eyes and cheeks will bleed if you attempt to surgically remove the Syringoma. Home removal greatly increases the risk of infection and scarring as well.

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