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Are milia a symptom of something more serious?

Are milia a symptom of something more serious?

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 that can cause the keratin to be trapped in small cysts. Treatment is available if you find them bothersome. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Tomberlin
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Benign Baby Skin Bumps (Definition)

Benign baby skin bumps are elevations on the outer -most tissue of the baby's body which ...Read more


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What is a milia?

What is a milia?

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. ...Read more

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Do milia ever go away?

Do milia ever go away?

Yes: Yes. It takes time, but they typically resolve as infants develop. ...Read more

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How can you treat milia?

How can you treat milia?

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 more

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Any suggestions for milia?

Any suggestions for milia?

Milia: Milia can be removed by excision, cautery, freezing, or laser treatments. See an eye doctor. ...Read more

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How can you clear up milia?

How can you clear up milia?

Goes away: It will go away without doing anything. ...Read more

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Can you remove milia at home?

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 complications. ...Read more

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Can esthesicians remove milia?

Can esthesicians remove milia?

Some good ones: Can, just be careful around the eyes, for those you may want to see a dermatologist ...Read more

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How do you get diagnosed with milia?

How do you get diagnosed with milia?

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

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How do you get milia off with out poping it, is it possible?

How do you get milia off with out poping it, is it possible?

Leave it alone: It should resolve spontaneously. Lancing it may cause an infection or bleeding. ...Read more

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I want the best medicine for removal of this disease ie milia?

I want the best medicine for removal of this disease ie milia?

Extraction: Milia are inclusion cysts. The best way to get rid of them is to have them extracted by an aesthetician or dermatology practice ...Read more

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How can I prevent milia from occuring?

Can't always prevent: Milia occur when a substance from the skin, known as keratin, gets trapped under the outermost layer of skin, forming a cyst. Milia can also occur when other debris or damage clogs the pores in the skin. Good hygiene will generally prevent these secondary milia, but they can still occur normally, or after injury to the skin. The good news is that milia are harmless, and will eventually go away. ...Read more

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I am wondering how to get rid of milia on my cheeks?

I am wondering how to get rid of milia on my cheeks?

Milia: Are tiny white bumps that occur when keratin becomes trapped below the skin's surface. Most go away on their own and in most cases, no treatment is recommended. Attempts to treat milia outside of a dermatologist's office can result in infection and scarring. Some people have had success by using saunas or steam baths. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a milium (milia) in my penis?

What should I do if I have a milium (milia) in my penis?

Nothing: Milia can occur on the penis, but as these are just small deposits of sebaceous oils, they do not require treatment unless they become large and uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Can I use honey to remove milia?

Can I use honey to remove milia?

Honey for skin: It certainly won't hurt you, but may not help. Possibly worth a try, let us know how it turns out for you! ...Read more

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What to do if I have looked online but I can't tell if they are syringomas or milia. How can I tell?

Skin bumps: Syringomas. And milia can indeed appear very similar. Syringomas arise deeper in the skin but can become quite superficial. You really should consult with an expert in order to determine what type of problem you have and therefore what the best treatment for might be. Milia are easier to treat than are syringomas ...Read more

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How do I get rid of milia?

How do I get rid of milia?

Milia: Are tiny white bumps that occur when keratin becomes trapped below the skin's surface. Most go away on their own and in most cases, no treatment is recommended. Attempts to treat milia outside of a dermatologist's office can result in infection and scarring. Some people have had success by using saunas or steam baths. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of milia?

Newborn or adult?: If in a newborn, leave it alone and it will resolve itself within a few weeks of life. Milia on the eyelids are caused by the plugging of hair follicles by keratin. Puncture of the lesions with a pin may resolve the issue. You may not want to try it at home and have your doctor do it instead. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of milia?

Milia: Piercing each milium with a sterile lancet or scalpel followed by removal of the cyst material with a tool called a comedone extractor.
Topical retinoid cream such as tretinoin, tazarotene, or adapalene.
A series of acid peels or microdermabrasion procedures at the dermatologist's office. ...Read more

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Is there a way to get rid of milia naturally?

Milia: These tiny white bumps on the face are seen at any age due to entrapment of keratin under the outer layer of skin. There are numerous home remedies and otc products available on-line. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a milia, how do I get rid of it?

Time: Milia occur when a substance from the skin (keratin) gets trapped under the outermost layer of skin, forming a cyst. Milia can also occur when other debris or damage clogs the pores in the skin. The good news is that milia are harmless, and will eventually go away in a few weeks. If they do not, you should not try to remove them yourself, as you can permanently damage your skin - see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have milium or milia on my penis?

I have milium or milia on my penis?

Yes.: This is actually a common condition--the bigger ones are even classified as epidermal inclusion cysts. ...Read more

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How can I remove milia from eyelid?

See Derm or Ophtho: They are best qualified to remove these using proper techniques to diminish scarring. ...Read more

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What are some methods of removing milia seed on my eyelid?

What are some methods of removing milia seed on my eyelid?

Milia: Milia can be removed by excision, cautery, freezing, or laser treatments. See an eye doctor. ...Read more