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Any permanent cure for milia treatment....? I am fed up of it...

Any permanent cure for milia treatment....? I am fed up of it...

Milia: Milia are small cysts that occur in the skin and other then having them removed, the over other thing that might work would be a cream like retin-a.

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Hello doctor, could you suggest me any ointment for milia treatment? Thank you

Hello doctor, could you suggest me any ointment for milia treatment? Thank you

Milia: salicylic acid skin products might help. But if after one month treatment still not helping then see your local dermatologist.

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Is there a certain age one must be to be able to get laser treatment to get rid of milia?

Is there a certain age one must be to be able to get laser treatment to get rid of milia?

Milia: Milia can be removed by excision, cautery, freezing, or even laser treatment. There is no specific age limit. See an eye doctor.

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Hello dr., I am suffering from milia, there are small tumors around my eyes. I had consulted many doctors. They did laser treatment. But no use.

Hello dr., I am suffering from milia, there are small tumors around my eyes. I had consulted many doctors. They did laser treatment. But no use.

Milia are not cancer: These bumps resemble peas. Thus. Are called milia. Thye are not infections but are skin changes alike actinic keratoses. Use electricity, heat or laser to destroy one. That will not stop the next one.

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Can I use retin-a all over my face or just as a spot treatment? I have oily acne prone skin and my face full of milia

Can I use retin-a all over my face or just as a spot treatment? I have oily acne prone skin and my face full of milia

All over: Use Retin A (tretinoin) all over your face, every night before bed time. Avoid the creases of the nose and the corners of the mouth (will burn). Make sure you use sunblock in the morning, as your skin will be gradually peeling and very sensitive.

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Apart from laser treatments, can we cure milia with medication?

Apart from laser treatments, can we cure milia with medication?

Laser not first: Milia typically resolve spontaneously with gentle skin care. In adults, milia can typically be treated with extractions or with a device called a hyfrecator. Please see a specialist who can discuss your options with you.

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I've recently developed a small white bump/cyst (looks like millia or whitehead) on the caruncle of my left eye. What is it's cause and treatment options? Will this eventually resolve?

I've recently developed a small white bump/cyst (looks like millia or whitehead) on the caruncle of my left eye. What is it's cause and treatment options? Will this eventually resolve?

See your Eyedoc: The lacrimal carbuncle is frequently the site of inclusion cysts, sometimes with calcified concretions. This can make the carbuncle swell up to many times it's normal size. These respond quite nicely to removal in your ophthalmologist's office. Make an appointment, you will feel much better when it is gone.

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What can I do to get rid of milia fast?

What can I do to get rid of milia fast?

Milia: Milia are essentially clogged pores with a hard, white kernel inside. The quickest way to remove them is get them extracted--by your esthetician or derm office. Quick and easy procedure.