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Doctor insights on: Home Remedies For Darkening Of Nipples

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Nipple (Definition)

A nipple also known mammary papilla or teat is a small projection of skin containing the outlets for 15–20 lactiferous ducts. Its at the apex or top or breast ...Read more


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Darkening of nipples ok if pregnant?

Darkening of nipples ok if pregnant?

Normal: That's normal. Hormone levels change in pregnancy. One of these effects is increased melanin which darkens parts of the body. ...Read more

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What causes darkening of nipples?

Hormone changes: Nipples become darker as we enter puberty, and a woman's nipples will often darken with pregancy. If not in puberty or pregnant and sudden darkening or one nipple looks different from the other, best to have your doctor take a look to check for other problems. ...Read more

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What can cause erect nipples that aren't sore at all, prominent montgomery glands, and darkening of areolas besides pregnancy?

Many things: If your nipples are always like that then this may just be how you were built. Cold, tight bras, friction, hormonal changes can all cause a temporary change in nipple appearance. Schedule a visit and have a doctor help if you are concerned. ...Read more

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I am 12 weeks pregnant and my nipples are itching so bad I can't take it they are becoming sore. Is there any home remedy I can do?

Several to try: I would advise an herbal salve to moisturize and soothe. You can try coconut oil, calendula in olive oil or as a cream, or an ointment made esp. for breastfeeding moms called Lansinoh. I also recommend a product called All Good Goop available at many health food stores: http://www.elementalherbs.com/all-good-goop-2oz/ ...Read more

Darkening Of Nipples (Definition)

Your nipples and areolas (the darker skin around the nipples) will ...Read more