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New Freckle On Nipple
Yes: While rare, it is possible to develop skin cancer on the areola. Worrisome signs include a mole that is irregular, raised, ulcerated, or bleeding. When in doubt, it is best to seek out the opinion of a doctor. A simple biopsy can be performed in the office to determine if it is a cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A freckle is a small brown spot on your skin, caused by sun exposure. Use your abcde's to tell the difference between a freckle and skin cancer. A=asymmetry. B=border [irregular]. C=color [irregular]. D=diameter [larger than a pencil eraser]. E=evolving [change in color, size, height, new symptoms like bleeding, itching or crusting]. These are danger signs that ...Read more
My new baby is not gaining fast enough. Is there anything I can rub on my nipples to make him more interested in eating?
Lactation consultant: The proper latching to the breast/nipple is very improtant for breastfeeding and your comfort level also contributes to the its success. If you are too anxious/tense, you will have less milk let-down and thus more difficult for baby to feed. I would suggest seeing a lactation specialist as soon as you can to get some good/proper advice..Congrats on your new baby and good luck. ...Read more
I have a Dark patch on my nipple dose not look like a mile or freckle is ppinkish in the middle ans has a dark boarder it's like it's been stuck on ?
Hi, I have noticed a freckle (or what looks like one) appear on my right nipple, and has been there for about 2 weeks now, I haven't been in the sun. ?
I got out of the shower and i put on a brand new bra . My nipples are itching like crazy ! why , what would you recommend?
This is a weird question but Im curious- i work for new moms & notice that their nipples are large & elongated.I dont have children but mine are flat?
Pregnancy hormones: cause significant enlargement of the breast with growth of mammary glands, the areola and nipple tissue. Much of this recedes after birth of the infant, but not to prepregnancy status. Not all women, however, have elongated nipples. Some women do have inverted nipples or are quite flat and do not change significantly with pregnancy. ...Read more
Aquaphor / Vaseline: I would recommend using topical vaseline petrolatum ointment or aquaphor healing ointment. These are very safe and will allow the piercings to heal more quickly. ...Read more
Moisturizer, hydroco: Temporary use of 1 per cent Hydrocortisone can help. Moisturizers such as cerave, cetaphil, aquaphor can be of value. Prescription products include eletone. If this is woman check laundry detergent or fabric softener as possible culprits. Hand wash bras in woolite and see if there is difference. ...Read more
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