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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

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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