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Does Cracked Nipples Cause Mastitis
DRY NIPPLES: Nipples are part of the skin. If you neglect to put lotions, it will dry up and crack. If you have steroid cream, try putting a thin layer to cure it. ...Read more
Soaps and harsh washing or drying of the breasts and nipples can cause extreme dryness and cracking and should be avoided. Some experts recommend leaving milk on the nipple after feeding and allowing it to dry and protect the nipple. Keeping the nipples dry is important to prevent cracking and infection. For cracked nipples, apply ...Read more
Hard to say: Hard to say what is causing it , unless you are nursing. There are some excellent breast creams that can help a mild case such as mother's friend. Moisturizers such as eucerin will help the cracking if not nursing. ...Read more
I suffer bad eczema i am 20 not pregnate but i have bad cracked nipples n bad dry skin around my brests i cant stop scrtching it wil this cause cancer?
Moisturizing lotions: I like water-based moisturizing lotions. My favorites are dml lotion and dml forte cream. These are water based, and don't have any fragrences or colorings that could cause skin irritations. http://www.personandcovey.com/productdetail.asp?productid=19. ...Read more
Sore nipples: You can apply the cream they give you at the hospital for the soreness to calm down. You could also wash off your nipple after each fedign&then squeeze some breast milk & rub it over the nipples. This helps it heal faster. Also, when the baby is made to unlatch at the breast you insert your little finger in the corner of his/ her mouth before you pull his/ her mouth away to avoid more cracking. ...Read more
3-5 days: It usually takes few days ...Get a more detailed answer ›
Common : Unfortunately, cracked nipples are very common while breastfeeding. There are several over the counter preparations available to help and many experts recommend cabbage leaves for this. The Laleache League is a great resource for help with this and all issues related to breast feeding. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Cracked nipples is really bothering my wife who is feeding our1 week old baby.Extremely painful. How to get out of it?
Shield and lotion: A nipple shield and a lanolin-based lotion might be just the ticket. The nipple shield is a small, silicone shield worn over the nipple during breast feeding to protect it. The lanolin-based lotion will help to protect and restore the skin around the nipple and areola. She should be able to find both at any good store that sells stuff for babies and moms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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