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Illustrated photos of Milia

Definition of Milia :
Milia form as multiple, firm, white lesions that range from 1 to 4 mm in diameter. They are very common, benign, keratin-filled cysts.

Milia usually appear on the face and most commonly affect the eyelids, nose, and malar region, sometimes on the genitalia; It is formed at base of hair follicle or sweat gland.
Milia are commonly associated with newborn babies 40% of newborns, but can appear on people of all ages.

Other names: milk spot or an oil seed.Milium is the single of milia.

Types of Milia :
1- Primary or spontaneously.
2- secondary caused by trauma, radiotherapy, skin infection, or bullous diseases.

In children milia often disappear within two to four weeks.Options include simple excision, electrodessication of the surface, or puncture and expression of the contents

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