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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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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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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