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Doctor insights on: Stop Cracked Scabbed Nipples Heal

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Should I stop breastfeeding until my cracked, scabbed nipples heal?

Should I stop breastfeeding until my cracked, scabbed nipples heal?

No: I would try to increase the spacing between feeding somewhat, be sure the latch is good, and put something like lanolin on your breasts. ...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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Scaly, cracked, itchy, leaky nipples and finger webs that don't heal in high humidity. Steroid=temp fix. Also chronic vaginal candidiasis. Related?

Scaly, cracked, itchy, leaky nipples and finger webs that don't heal in high humidity. Steroid=temp fix. Also chronic vaginal candidiasis. Related?

Prob unrelated: Your candidal vaginitis should not be chronic unless you have some immune deficiency (including diabetes, systemic steroid use, antibiotics, and so on). Try treating this with oral antifungals through one menstrual cycle and applying an antifungal topical preparation to your sexual partner's penis during the same time periods. For the others, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What can cure cracked nipples?

What can cure cracked nipples?

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

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How can I cure cracked nipples?

How can I cure cracked nipples?

Lanolin cream: Lanolin cream applied 4 x per day often helps. You can also express breast milk onto your nipples and let it dry, the fat from the breast milk helps to soothe the cracked skin. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of my dry, cracked nipples?

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

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What can be done for very dry and cracked nipples.?

Lansinoh cream, TLC: I assume you are breastfeeding--congrats, you are giving your baby the best gift ever. Lansinoh is nontoxic and can be used without washing off. Otherwise, wear a soft t-shirt (at home) and avoid any moisture in contact with your nipples--ie, leave bra flaps open. Do not wash nipples before and after nursing. You can also try a cool wet tea bag compress for 15 min or so between feedings. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Cracked nipples?

What is the definition or description of: Cracked nipples?

Cracked nipples: Cracked nipples refers to cracking of the skin on the nipple and surrounding areola. This can occur with inflammation or infection with breastfeeding. The cracking can occur if baby's latch is suboptimal. Cracking of nipples can also occur with mastitis. Nipple cracking also seen when not breastfeeding in Paget's disease of breast a rare form of cancer. ...Read more

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What happens if you had sex 2 days ago and your nipples are scabbed over?

What happens if  you had sex 2 days ago and your nipples are scabbed over?

That's different : Having sex would not causes any changes in your nipples unless of course rough nipple play was incorporated into your sexual activity. These two things are unrelated. ...Read more

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Historia scabbed cold sobre came un contact with muy nipple.... he was sucking hard so it left a little cut on it. I'm so scared. What can I do?

Historia scabbed cold sobre came un contact with muy nipple.... he was sucking hard so it left a little cut on it. I'm so scared. What can I do?

Probably okay: Once cold sores are scabbed over, they are usually not contagious. Of course, it's always possible that some virus may still be there. If so, and it came in contact with broken skin, it can transmit the virus and cause sores to develop there. Acyclovir can prevent the virus from growing. This can be a painful infection, but not dangerous for those with normal immune systems. ...Read more

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What could cause cracked nipples and soreness?

What could cause cracked nipples and soreness?

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

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What can I do if my nipples crack and bleed while breastfeeding?

Get help: There are several ways you can fix this, but the one thing not to do is to just wait and hope it will get better. A lactation consultant or nurse or doctor can help. If you are sore and cracked, it will cause you pain and put you are risk for infection! try allowing the nipple to air dry with some breast milk on them after feeds and review the baby's latch on position carefully. Good luck! ...Read more

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Im a teen. One of my nipples looks a little cracked. Its not dry, does not hurt. Just looks cracked and one of the little areas is brown/black normal?

Depends on the size: Pigmented lesions ar eof concern if they are growing in size/diameter to more than 4 mm. So watch it for sometime and note any changes. A change of color and or size indicate they are active and may be better to be removed. ...Read more

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Help with cracked nipple! what works?

Help with cracked nipple! what works?

Several treatments: Lanolin cream, skin creams etc but the most inexpensive would be chapstick. The cherry flavor chapstick is very helpful for women who are breast feeding. Helps the baby latch on. ...Read more

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Are cracked nipples within breastfeeding normal?

Are cracked nipples within breastfeeding normal?

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

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Why is one of my nipple sore and cracked?

Infection?: You should see your doctor. Try some lotion and if still the same see your doctor for treatment ...Read more

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What would cause my nipple to crack? Not breastfeeding

Depends: Nipple tenderness or skin changes may be caused by: -bacterial or fungal infections -dry skin in the areolar region (the darker area surrounding the nipple) of the breast -injury to or friction over the nipple area -certain diseases such as paget's disease i would go and get checked out by a doctor to find out what is the cause of your nipple cracking. ...Read more

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What can I take to reduce the soreness around cracked nipples?

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