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Milia: Facts

Facts About Milia

  • Milia look like whiteheads, but are different. Whiteheads form due to infection of the sebaceous glands, while milia are accumulation of dead skin in the epidermis.
  • The skin sheds dead cells everyday. When the cells fail to shed, they accumulate and form milia.
  • Milia may form due to a thick epidermis.
  • Milia don't get infected after some time, like acne does.
  • Milia has to be removed by pulling them out.

  • Article created on: August 24, 2006

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