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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
No good way: Milia usually is deep. It is not easy to squeeze out. It may eventually go away. ...Read more
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?
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
My daughter is 9, hates needles, and has a milia bump on the inner corner of her eye. Is there anything we can do to treat it w/o dr. Using a needle?
Yes: Have her seen by pediatric ophthalmologistGet a more detailed 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Leave it alone: It should resolve spontaneously. Lancing it may cause an infection or bleeding. ...Read more
I believe I have a large single milia (about 1/2" relativey flat) in the center of my cheat. I have been able to "empty" it once but it is painful. What is involved in removing it?
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