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Milia appear on a newborns face as tiny white bumps, usually on the cheeks, nose and chin. They are harmless and are not contagious.
Milia form when dead skin cells become trapped in your baby’s skin. As the upper layers of skin slough off, the milia go away. Most cases go away on their own with 3 weeks of birth.
The condition does not require any medical treatment and will resolve on its own. Do not apply any lotions or creams, as this can aggravate the condition. Home care should consist of keeping the skin clean and dry.