What is milia?
A person with milia has a rash that appears as tiny white bumps on the forehead, nose, cheeks, and upper lip. Milia is caused by protein, called keratin, which collects in the hair follicles or sweat glands. Milia is most common in infants and children, who have underdeveloped sweat glands. In adults, causes include skin lotions, dermabrasion, and burns.
What are the symptoms of milia?
Symptoms of milia include tiny white bumps on the skin. The rash is located on the forehead, nose, cheeks, and upper lip. In adults, the rash may also be located on the upper chest and back.
How does the doctor treat milia?
No treatment is required for milia.
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