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Baby Milia

30.12.2015

What is it?

Primary milia in infants occurs on the face, especially on one’s cheeks, nose and around the eyes. They may be more widespread on the scalp and face.

What does it look like?

Milia presents as superficial, pearly-white to yellowish bumps, approximately 1-2 mm in diameter that appear just under the uppermost layer of your baby’s skin.

What causes it?

Milia occurs when dead skin becomes trapped in the small pockets near the surface of your baby’s skin.

What to do about it?

When the surface of the bump wears away, the dead skin comes off and the bump disappears. Typically, milia tends to resolve itself naturally within a few weeks in infants, and are not painful or contagious. Do not try to remove, pop or squeeze them out from under the skin. For some newborns, using QV baby moisturising cream, will help the milia go away faster.