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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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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Benign Baby Skin Bumps (Definition)

Miliaria is a rash on the skin that occurs in some people when they are hot and start to sweat. This "heat rash" occurs because a person's sweat glands don't reach all the way to the surface of the skin, or his sweat glands are blocked, causing some sweat to leak out just under the surface of the skin. The rash is of pink or reddish bumps and can be very ...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