Milia

Overview

Milia develop when tiny skin flakes become trapped in small pockets near the surface of the skin. Although milia can develop at any age, they're most common among newborns.

Symptoms

The tiny, white bumps most commonly appear on a baby's nose, chin, or cheeks.

Treatments

Milia can't be prevented, but they usually disappear on their own in a few weeks. No medical treatment is recommended.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017


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