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Question: black secretion from pores when sweating

 rainbowtinsel - Tue May 26, 2009 3:18 pm

only when i am hot or sweat my upper cheek bones on the side of my eye secrete a black matter. I have had this for about 4-5 years. I asked everyone and no one knows what this is. I have never been to a dermatologist. I know what black heads are and it isn't that. please help it is embarassing. It is hard to remove unless i scrape it with my nail or thoroughly wash my face.
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:58 am

User avatar Hello,What you describe is chromhidrosis,otherwise known as apocrine chromhidrosis caused by secretion of a pigment.No specific treatment is known.Surgical excision of the gland has been tried.

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