Q. Why are there white spots on cheeks of a 10-year-old?

Answered by
Dr. Dilip Meena
and medically reviewed by Dr. Divya Banu M
Published on Apr 04, 2019

Hello doctor,

My 10-year-old son has white spots on his cheeks. They have been around for the last couple of years. Some appear to look like blackheads. I do not know how to treat them. Or if this is milia or keratosis. They are only on his cheeks and some tiny spots under his eye. But chin and forehead and nose are totally free of them.

Dr. Dilip Meena

Dermatology Venereology
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Hello,

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The white colored papules are indeed milia. The others are comedones. Comedones are part of acne vulgaris.


The Probable causes:

Comedian acne with milia.

Probable diagnosis:

Milia, comedonal acne.

Treatment plan:

1. Adapalene gel 0.1 percent for local application once at night on comedones.
2. For milia, they require needle extirpation for removal. Sometimes they subside on their own in a few months.


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