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What causes little white bumps on the nose and face of your newborn?

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Little white bumps on the nose and face (milia) are caused by blocked oil glands. When a baby's oil glands enlarge and open up in a few days or weeks, the white bumps disappear.

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"The skin," Darmstadt, G. and Sidbury, R. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, 17th edition. Behrman, R., Kliegman, R., and Jenson, H. (eds.), Saunders, 2004.

Mayo Clinic.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on July 19, 2019

SOURCES: 

"The skin," Darmstadt, G. and Sidbury, R. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, 17th edition. Behrman, R., Kliegman, R., and Jenson, H. (eds.), Saunders, 2004.

Mayo Clinic.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on July 19, 2019

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