Milia, also known as milk spots or oil seeds, are benign, keratin-filled cysts that can appear just under the epidermis or on the roof of the mouth. They are commonly associated with newborn babies but can appear on people of all ages. They are usually found around the nose and eyes, and sometimes on the genitalia.

In children milia often disappears within two to four weeks. In adults it may require removal by a physician or a cosmetologist.

Milia can sometimes be a result of harsh face washes or from repeated heat stress from hot showering on people with sensitive skins.Fact|date=December 2007

Milia could often be confused with Stubborn White heads.

ee also

*Baby acne

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  • milia — [mil′ē ə] n. pl. of MILIUM * * * mil·i·a (mĭlʹē ə) n. Plural of milium. * * * …   Universalium

  • milia — [mil′ē ə] n. pl. of MILIUM …   English World dictionary

  • milia — mì·lia agg.num.card.inv. OB LE mila: per cento milia | perigli siete giunti a l occidente (Dante) {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: av. 1288. ETIMO: dal lat. mīlĭa, v. anche mila …   Dizionario italiano

  • milia — Plural of milium. * * * milia pl of MILIUM * * * mil·ia (milґe ə) [L.] plural of milium …   Medical dictionary

  • MILIA — ● /mi lia/ sg. m. np. ►SALON Marché international de l édition et des nouveaux médias. Salon français du multimédia, qui se tient à Cannes. …   Dictionnaire d'informatique francophone

  • milia — humilia …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • milia — mɪlɪəm n. whitehead, small white lump in the skin resulting from a clogged sebaceous gland (Pathology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • MILIA — militia, miliaria …   Abbreviations in Latin Inscriptions

  • milia — plural form of milium …   English new terms dictionary

  • milia — plural of milium …   Useful english dictionary

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