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How can I prevent dry nipples?

How can I prevent dry nipples?

Lanolin: Several safe breast creams and ointments are available for prevention, a common one is lanolin. ...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


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Does nipple rings prevent you from breast feeding, if you decide to have kids in the future?

Does nipple rings prevent you from breast feeding, if you decide to have kids in the future?

Can cause problems !: Nipple Piercings have led to cellulitis & abscesses. The jewelry can snag against clothing with potential of traumatic tears to the nipple. Additionally, scar tissue on the nipple or jewelry can block a milk duck & in some cases make it more difficult to latch during breastfeeding. ...Read more

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My nipples always show through my shirt no matter what the temperature is. How do I prevent this?

My nipples always show through my shirt no matter what the temperature is. How do I prevent this?

Gynecomastia?: If you're a male with gynecomastia, get with a surgeon; removing the extra tissue is easily done in the office and is less troublesome than simple dental work. If you're a man or woman whose nipples simply are prominent but not otherwise abnormal, and it bugs you, a pair of band-aids or rash guards or a thicker t-shirt would be in order. ...Read more

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How to prevent ingrown hairs on your nipples?

How to prevent ingrown hairs on your nipples?

Ingrown hairs: Ingrown hairs are hairs that do not release their secretions or follicle through the skin properly and become infected. You may consider regular cleaning of this area up to twice a day if needed. Allowing the hair to grow out may also help avoid possible infection at the site. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a bite wound on my nipple how can I prevent it from getting infected ?

What to do if I have a bite wound on my nipple how can I prevent it from getting infected ?

Keep it clean: and covered with a moist (not wet) environment and make sure any dead skin is removed as soon as you can. If you are otherwise healthy without chronic illness and can prevent re-injury until it is healed you should do well. ...Read more

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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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Painful white bump on nipple..Been there a while.....Changes size.....I've never had children....What is it? How to get rid and prevent?

Painful white bump on nipple..Been there a while.....Changes size.....I've never had children....What is it? How to get rid and prevent?

Lumps and Bumps: Good afternoon. This sounds like a benign scarring process called a sebaceous cyst. This is an oil and dried pus filled lesion usually causing a non-acute lump under the skin. Sometimes these cysts can become infected or continue to grow. Your health care provider or a skin specialist can teach you how to get rid of them or to have them surgically removed. This would be an 'in-office' process. ...Read more

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I have very visible blue veins on my breasts and nipples since having my last child 6 years ago. Surgery or prevention tips?

I have very visible blue veins on my breasts and nipples since having my last child 6 years ago.  Surgery or prevention tips?

Wait and watch: If the veins are not causing any symptoms and are not a cosmetic issue for any one other than yourself or your partner, it would be prudent to leave these alone. Treating such an issue is likely to be more trouble that it may be worth. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I have two very small keloids. They came from getting my ears pierced at age 12. Now 21 what are the chances of me getting a keloid after a nipple piercing? And how can I prevent one form forming?

I have two very small keloids. They came from getting my ears pierced at age 12. Now 21 what are the chances of me getting a keloid after a nipple piercing? And how can I prevent one form forming?

Probably nothing: If you have a history of keloid formation, hour chances of grooming another hypertrophic scar ( keloid) are very high. I would not recommend elective piercings. ...Read more

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