What are the types of milia seeds?
Neonatal milia usually appear at the nose area of infants at birth. Some people may confuse them with baby acne, but baby acne is not found at birth. Neonatal milia will usually clear up on their own.
Primary milia appears in children or adults and are not associated with skin damage.
Primary milia includes neonatal milia and they can appear on the eyelids, forehead, cheeks or genitals. Primary milia usually resolves by itself but it might last for a few months.
Secondary milia or traumatic milia happen when the skin has been somehow damaged. This includes things like rashes, blisters, burns and UV damage. Milia develops when the skin is healing. They can also be a reaction to a thick and creamy products.
Juvenile milia are usually linked to a genetic disorder that is sometimes present at birth but can also appear later in life.
Milia en plaque
This is an unusual condition that affects mostly women in their middle age. They are found clumped together on a raised patch of skin. This can be on the eyelids, cheeks, jaw or behind the ears.
Multiple eruptive milia
This is another rare form of milia where there are clusters of milia that appear over the course of a few weeks or months and can sometimes be itchy. They can appear on the upper arms, face, or upper abdomen.
Milia associated with medication
Some topical medications like steroid creams may cause the appearance of milia.