What are the white bumps on my baby’s nose, chin, and cheeks?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
White bumps or cysts on a newborn's cheeks, nose, and chin are called milia. While the tiny bumps bother many new parents, milia is extremely common and goes away in time. The best treatment for milia is none at all. If the white bumps concern you, talk with your baby's pediatrician about milia and what can be done for it.

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