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What are milia?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Milia are raised light or white bumps on the skin. Almost half of all newborns are affected by milia. Typically, the tiny bumps appear on the face, across the nose, cheeks and chin, or inside the mouth. These tiny cysts, which can also affect adults, form when dead skin cells become trapped underneath the top layer of skin.

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