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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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I have 2 milia on my eyelids. How do I treat them naturally? Does it grow?

Milia: Wash your face with warm water daily. If your skin seems oily, especially around the nose area, you can also use a mild moisturizing soap, such as dove.Simply pat your skin dry. Milia typically disappear on their own within several weeks, and no medical treatment is recommended. ...Read more

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How do I treat milia under eyes? What causes it?

How do I treat milia under eyes? What causes it?

Usually don't treat: Typically no treatment since they will resolve on their own in time, but sometimes your physician or dermatologist may treat. Here is some information: http://www.skinsight.com/adult/milia.htm ...Read more

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Hi, I have lots of milia on my scrotum that have been there for a few years. Is there any way I can treat them or get rid of them?

Hi, I have lots of milia on my scrotum that have been there for a few years. Is there any way I can treat them or get rid of them?

Dermatologist: If they don't bother you, forget about it. They can be individually teased out. The smaller they are the more tedious it is. No sutures or dressings. Small scabs heal in a week. But they need to be done one at a time so it can be a long process. ...Read more

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I believe my son has milia under his eye. I cant afford to see a doctor at this time.. Is there anyway that I can treat this myself. He is 5 years old?

I believe my son has milia under his eye. I cant afford to see a doctor at this time.. Is there anyway that I can treat this myself. He is 5 years old?

No: I wouldn't recommend doing anything to remove the milia, especially in a delicate area near the eye. They need to be mechanically removed/extracted, and a dermatologist or some pediatricians can remove them. No hurry, just get him an appointment when you have the time and money. Be healthy! ...Read more

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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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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?

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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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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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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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