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Have lots of little bumps over my face not sure what they

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Have lots of little bumps over my face not sure what they are
JA: How long have you been dealing with this issue? Any other skin concerns?
Customer: since april
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: no
Submitted: 14 days ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 14 days ago.

Dear Customer: Greetings, this is Dr. Basu, experienced Medical Specialist and former attending physician of Harvard Medical School. I am board-certified with many years of experience. I did review your inquiry and I am hoping to give you at least some high-quality guidance here.

Please give me some time to review your concerns. Please be patient with me as I am on and off the computer so responses can be delayed at times, but I will be glad to help.

Expert:  Dr Basu replied 14 days ago.

Are these bumps itchy? or painful?

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
I have sent sent a picture of they are not itchy or painful
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
File attached (1GSQVV1)
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Beonzoyl peroxide doesnt work and 90% have nothing inside them
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 14 days ago.

Thanks again for the photo.

These are not likely acne.

They are more likely Milia.

They are called Milium --arising due to the blocked sweat ducts.

You can try the following over the counter treatment option:

1. Salicylic acid 10% peel daily in daytime for 6 weeks--to cleanse the pores.


2. Adapalene 0.1% gel daily at bedtime for 6 weeks at least --helps to regenerate healthy skin and control inflammation.

You should consider hyaluronic acid containing facial moisturizer to give good skin tone and prevent dryness.

The common one will be Neutragena hydroboost gel cream.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Thank you very much. Can i use salicylic acid as i have mild rosacea?
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 14 days ago.

Yes only on these bumps

Expert:  Dr Basu replied 14 days ago.

Best wishes

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