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How can small, white bumps on my infant's face be signs of milia?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Newborns often develop an acne-like condition called milia, which produces small white bumps on the face. Milia occurs when tiny sweat glands on a baby's face become clogged. This skin condition may look alarming, but don't worry. It's completely harmless and should fade within a week or so. No treatment is needed.

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