Milia – White Heads On NewBorn’s Nose


White head on newborns nose are called Milia.
They are harmless and very commonly appear across a baby’s nose, chin or cheeks. About 50% babies have them during their birth. You can’t prevent Milia so nothing to get afraid off. 🙂

Causes Of Milia :

The cause of milia in newborns is unknown. It’s often mistaken for baby acne, which is triggered by hormones from the mother. Unlike baby acne, milia doesn’t cause inflammation (swelling). According to the Stanford School of Medicine, infants who have milia are born with it, while baby acne doesn’t appear for a few weeks after birth.

In older children and adults, milia are typically associated with some type of damage to the skin, such as:

  • blistering due to a skin condition
  • burns
  • blistering injuries, such as poison ivy
  • skin resurfacing procedures, such as dermabrasion or laser resurfacing
  • long-term use of steroid creams
  • long-term sun damag

Should I Go For Baby Treatment :

They tend to disappear soon their own in a few weeks or months, so no treatment is required. Its also always advisable not to scrubbed by any lotion or oil.

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