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Q. How can white bumps on the face be cured?

Answered by
Dr. Rabia
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Feb 21, 2019

Hello doctor,

I have white bumps on the face. Please advise the treatment.

Dr. Rabia



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These are milias. These are small keratin cysts that appear on the skin. There are different treatment options available for it. But the best and definitive treatment is to cauterize it.

Differential diagnosis:


Probable diagnosis:


Treatment plan:

Apply Tretinoin gel plus cold cream on the whole face at night. Cautery of the lesions from a nearby health facility.

Preventive measures:

Maintain hygiene of the area, wash with soap and water, avoid using Dettol and other irritants.

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