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Are milia a symptom of something more serious

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Weeks
44 years experience in Family Medicine
No: They are extremely common in healthy newborn babies. Milia can occur at any age, especially after blistering of the skin or other types of irritation ... Read More

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A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience in Dermatology
Small cyst: No one knows why these happen. They occur in people of all ages. They usually do not become very big but if they annoy you they can be easily removed.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paige Gutheil
18 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Yes. It takes time, but they typically resolve as infants develop.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience in Medical Oncology
Dermatologist: Try using gentle exfoliation products. Avoid harsh skin-care products. Sometimes they go away on their own. A dermatologist can remove them using a ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Milia: Milia can be removed by excision, cautery, freezing, or laser treatments. See an eye doctor.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Evans
17 years experience in Neonatology
Goes away: It will go away without doing anything.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Not recommended: Although many individuals will try this, techniques should be utilized to diminsh the potential for infection in this area which can have serious comp ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience in Dermatology
Some good ones: can, just be careful around the eyes, for those you may want to see a dermatologist
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Janousky
36 years experience in Pediatrics
Milia: Milia is a clinical diagnosis. There is no test for it. Milia are commonly found on the skin of people of all ages. They are formed when keratin (a su ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. T. Allen Merritt
48 years experience in Neonatology
Leave it alone: It should resolve spontaneously. Lancing it may cause an infection or bleeding.
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