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Are Milia A Symptom Of Something More Serious
Miliaria is a rash on the skin that occurs in some people when they are hot and start to sweat. This "heat rash" occurs because a person's sweat glands don't reach all the way to the surface of the skin, or his sweat glands are blocked, causing some sweat to leak out just under the surface of the skin. The rash is of pink or reddish bumps and can be very ...Read more
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 scalpel or curette, but this is time-consuming and expensive. Milia are not harmful, but they are a cosmetic nuisance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 substance produced by the skin) becomes entrapped beneath the outer layer of the skin, forming a tiny cyst. Probably 50% of healthy infants have milia and it is considered as normal finding. ...Read more
Leave it alone: It should resolve spontaneously. Lancing it may cause an infection or bleeding. ...Read more
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