As babies age, their skin undergoes a lot of changes. One change you may notice is the appearance of milia. These are tiny bumps that usually develop on an infant's face. You will commonly see them on the cheeks, nose, forehead or chin.
Milia are tiny, just 1-2 millimeters in size. They can also appear on other parts of a baby's body. Sometimes, they can even emerge in the mouths of newborns, which may cause alarm in parents. However, milia in infants are quite healthy. Usually, they're nothing to worry. But this condition doesn't only affect newborns and infants. It can affect children and adults too.
As we've said, milia typically affect infants. You may notice little bumps on the baby's skin, usually on the face. But these bumps can also appear on a baby's limbs, trunk, penis, mucous membrane, and more. Milia can also occur alongside other skin conditions like baby acne.
Milia develop when dead skin gets trapped in tiny pockets of the skin's surface. Usually, you'll see this condition occurring in infants. When you notice this in your infant, don't worry too much. You don't need to treat the disease. The milia will usually fade away after some time. Also, there aren't any lasting effects after they go away.
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