DefinitionBy Mayo Clinic Staff
Milia are tiny white bumps that appear across a baby's nose, chin or cheeks. Milia are common in newborns but can occur at any age.
You can't prevent milia. And no treatment is needed because they usually disappear on their own in a few weeks or months.
June 03, 2015
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