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Nipple Pads (Overview)

Nipple pads are cotton pads that can be placed in the bra to absorb excess fluid.


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Is it a problem if I soak through multiple nipple pads per day?

Is it a problem if I soak through multiple nipple pads per day?

No: No it is not a problem. Nurse as long as you can. It is the best thing you can do for the baby......And for you. The longer a woman nurses, the lower her risk for breast cacncer. ...Read more

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Nipple Pads (Overview)

Nipple pads are cotton pads that can be placed in the bra to absorb excess fluid.


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In your experience, are silicone nipple pads or bandaids thick enough to prevent "headlights"?

In your experience, are silicone nipple pads or bandaids thick enough to prevent "headlights"?

Good bra: I do not have personal experience. Many bras have extra padding in the nipple area to prevent the nipples from showing through clothing. I recommend you go to a specialty bra store and get fitted for the proper fitting bra. You should be fitted for a bra every 1-2 years. A good fitting bra with help from a certified fitter, will solve your problems. ...Read more

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Can you use tucks (witch hazel) pads on your nipples after pumping?

Can you use tucks (witch hazel) pads on your nipples after pumping?

No: this would also dry and constrict the nipples which will not be good. If you are looking to sooth the nipples try vitamin e or aloe. Wash the nipple before feeding the baby next though. ...Read more

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Green and white nipple discharge left side, milky discharge right side. Will soak bra pad.Horrible headaches. No sex drive. Not pregnant. Any advice?

Green and white nipple discharge left side, milky discharge right side. Will soak bra pad.Horrible headaches. No sex drive. Not pregnant. Any advice?

Pituitary issue: The combination of headaches, nipple discharge and lack of sex drive may indicate that you have a pituitary gland issue that is producing too much prolactin, a hormone that normally stimulates milk production but in high quantities can interfere with other hormone levels. Pituitary gland enlargement can also cause headaches. The greenish discharge may indicate infection. Talk to your doctor! ...Read more

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Had a chest X-ray which showed a slightly prominent epicardial fat pad showed up? What is it? Was not there on X-ray done a month ago?

Had a chest X-ray which showed a slightly prominent epicardial fat pad showed up? What is it? Was not there on X-ray done a month ago?

Not to worry: Fatty tissue in mediastinum varies in its promience according to degree of insiration.Fatty tissue is very soft and pliable. Shallow breath will make very prominent while deep breath can make look insignificant. In any event it is benign and not worrisome. ...Read more

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What is a prominent cardio phrenic fat pad constant finding since 2008 on chest X-ray? Where did it come from? Norm?Please exp. Age 60. 5'6" weigh 160

What is a prominent cardio phrenic fat pad constant finding since 2008 on chest X-ray? Where did it come from? Norm?Please exp. Age 60. 5'6" weigh 160

This is normal.: Everyone has a little triangle of fat at the tip of their heart. It may get smaller or larger as BMI changes. Your BMI is slightly overweight but not obese. I would not let the fat pad bother me, but I would make sure that I kept my BMI in the healthy range. ...Read more

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I think erythema ab igne appeared on breast after using heating pad on chest but went away. Does this mean i can't use heat on my chest any more?

I think erythema ab igne appeared on breast after using heating pad on chest but went away. Does this mean i can't use heat on my chest any more?

Not for long.: Using heating pads too long and too often can cause chronic skin changes, including darkening of skin in a reticulated (mottled) pattern for anyone. Use heating pads for 30 minutes at a time max, and wait at least an hour before using it again. ...Read more

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I'm 27 female and 240lbs 5'8 .I have chest pain all day everyday gone to doctor had ekg,blood,xray came normal. So would heat pad help or ice?

I'm 27 female and 240lbs 5'8 .I have chest pain all day everyday gone to doctor had ekg,blood,xray came normal.  So would heat pad help or ice?

Difficult problem: The general rule is: ice for an acute injury, heat when it's chronic. But, you also report GERD and neither heat nor ice will help that - are you being treated for it? There are many excellent medications. GERD is a well known cause of chronic chest pain. ...Read more

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Chest X-ray results say curvilinear density in the R pericardial region. Could represent fat pad or small R middle lobe infiltrate. Lung cancer?

Chest X-ray results say curvilinear density in the R pericardial region. Could represent fat pad or small R middle lobe infiltrate. Lung cancer?

It is unlikely: that it is cancer, but it still may require further evaluation with a CT scan to be sure. If you had any previous chest xrays elsewhere, have them sent to the radiologist to compare with the new one. That could solve the issue without any additional tests. Talk to your doctor about the results. ...Read more

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Will keflex and a decongestant take care of ear pain/pressure? Will a heating pad also help to ear. Started with chest cold a week ago. Moved to my head. Have also had a fever for 1 week. Sudden onset of pressure/pain in left ear yesterday. Some yellowish

Will keflex and a decongestant take care of ear pain/pressure? Will a heating pad also help to ear. Started with chest cold a week ago. Moved to my head. Have also had a fever for 1 week. Sudden onset of pressure/pain in left ear yesterday. Some yellowish

Unless : Unless the ear pain and pressure are secondary to a bacterial infection, antibiotic therapy is unlikely to be helpful. We often prescribe antibiotics for persistent complaints beyond a week that may have been initiated by a viral prodrome to prevent secondary superinfection. Keflex, in general, would not be considered the drug of choice for community acquired otitis media. An oral decongestant can assist in relief of nasal, sinus, and mucosal congestive changes leading to eustachian tube dysfunction resulting in ear pain and pressure. Topical afrin is more effective as a decongestant as it works more directly at the target site as long as you respect the 3-5 day maximal useage recommendations to avoid rebound congestion (rhinitis medicamentosa). A heating pad for inflammatory conditions may actually worsen the pain by increasing the firing rate of the nerves carrying the pain impulses.If you continue with ear drainage of the type you are referring i would have the ear examined to rule out sponataneous perforation of the eardrum. ...Read more

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Why are my nipples soar?

Depends: It could be that you don't have enough Progesterone to counteract your normal estrogen. ...Read more

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Why might my nipples be so huge?

Not to worry: Nipple size, shape, color is partly hereditary and partly depends on medical history and stage of life (pregnant or nursing, for example.) there really is no such thing as a nipple thatis 'too large.'. ...Read more

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Why have my nipples turned white?

Vasospasm: This could be a sign of vasospasm, which is when your blood vessels constrict and restrict blood flow to the area. To help with this keep your whole body warm and breasfeed in a warm place. As soon as a vasospasm occurs, interrupt pumping or feeding and warm your nipples for 10min with a warm cloth. Avoiding caffeine and smoking can help. ...Read more

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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