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Question: Small colorless bumps in clusters around forehead

 jeamonn - Sat Jul 10, 2010 2:47 pm

I have recently discovered clusters of small colorless (skin colored) bumps on my forehead on my nose as well as behind my ears. When I tried to see if I could pop them there was no discharge only a painful feeling. They are slightly tender to the touch. Not sure what they are...any help out there?
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Sun Jul 11, 2010 11:07 pm

User avatar Hello,Milia are small below the superficial skin keratin cysts.They often occur on the face.This can be found in all age groups primarily on chin,below the eyes, and face.
In childhood they disappear spontaneously but in adults tend to persist.This is generally treated with light electrodissection.
Differential diagnosis would be molluscum contagiosum which is caused by a virus.Herethe papules will show a central umbilication.Even these can be removed with ease.
Best wishes.

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