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A 24-year-old female asked:

i have some sore bumps on my scalp. it's probably from scratching with a comb. how do i fix this at home? no dr's right now. and no dandruff.

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Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 41 years experience
Bumps on scalp: You may have folliculitis. Try a mild benzoyl peroxide solution and use it as a shampoo. If this does not work you may be forced to see a dermatologist.
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 18 years experience
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Apr 27, 2014

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What is the best treatment for sore nipples?

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Dr. Becky White
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Lanolin/cocoa butter: Using lanolin or cocoa butter will help with dry nipples. If your baby is only latching onto the nipple, break the seal by putting your finger in their mouth and relatch them on with more breast tissue in their mouth. It helps quite a bit!
A 29-year-old member asked:

How can I soothe sore breasts after giving birth?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Cooking oil: While there are lots of remedies, the one that worked the best for me was cooking oil. It is edible and easily absorbed into the skin. I would apply a small dab on the nipples after nursing. Worked really well.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Is it common to have aching breasts in early pregnancy?

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Dr. Aileen Caceres
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Early changes in pregnancy and estrogen levels will make your breasts feel more sensitive and sore. These changes are normal in early pregnancy.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to have tender breasts while pregnant?

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Dr. Braden Richmond
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Yes: The increased blood flow to the breasts, along with hormone stimulation, and therefore, hypertrophy of the tissue, lead to the tenderness.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Since becoming pregnant, my breasts have been so sore im afraid I cant handle breastfeeding. Is there anything I can do now to help?

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Dr. Ruth Crystal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Yes: Many women have sore breasts in pregnancy because of the increase in the hormone progesterone. I would recommend going to nordstrom's or another retailer to be properly fitted for a bra. Your old bra from pre-pregnancy may be too small and may be worsening your pain. Most likely you will be fine breastfeeding. Plan on getting a comfortable nursing bra in the last month of pregnancy.

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